"We walk by faith, not by sight!" 2 Corinthians
"When do I have to lean on my faith more than sight?"
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Art - Computer Art - Essay - Music - Photography - Poetry
Division I Grades 4-5 (Art, Computer Art, Essay, Poetry)
Division II Grades 6-7-8 (Art, Computer Art, Essay, Music, Photography, Poetry)
Division III Grades 9-10-11-12 (Art, Computer Art, Essay, Music, Photography, Poetry
Division IV Adult CDA members (Art, Photography, Poetry)
Entries being submitted to State Court Chairman must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2023.
Entries being submitted to National Chairman must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2023.
The one first place winning entry for each Category in each Division (either theme, not both) will be forwarded to the State Chairperson and the winning entries at the State level will be forwarded to the National Education Contest Chairperson.
Awards at the local level will be determined by the Local Court.
Winning entry awards at the state level will be determined by the State Court.
National prizes for each Division are:
Education info National website:
Microsoft Word - Packet 2 Page 1. 2017 Education Contest English.doc (catholicdaughters.org)
North Dakota Catholic Daughters of the Americas Website
RULES: All entries must be of contestant's own imagination and reation
ESSAY: Typed only, not to exceed 500 words.
POETRY: Any style of poetry, typed, not to exceed eight (8) lines.
Art: Size: 8 1/2 x 11 No Lettering (your art carries the message). Do not put your name on the Art. How the theme is carried out in Art will be part of the judging, in addition to artistic talent. Medium: Crayon, markers, ink, paints, (water color, acrylic, oil) charcoal, pencil (black or colored), pastels (chalk) and duck tape.
Computer Art: Size: 8 1/2 x 11 No Lettering. Art must be artist's own creation and should fill the majority of the page. NO clip art or images imported from web sites.
Music: Lyrics and notes must be on professional music score paper (melody, harmony and accompaniment, all of which must be notated accurately), and must be contestant's own creation. Please use composition music paper.CD (no Mp3, MIDI, or other electronic formats allowed) of the performance must accompany the entry using the music score paper. While the composition must be the contestant's own creation, the performer of the composition does not need to be the composer. No DVD.
Photography: Size 8" x 10" picture depicting the theme. Do not add matting. Picture must have been taken by contestant. May not be a computer downloaded image or a picture of a picture. Can be color or black and white. Cannot be a collage.
Judges will use rules of Clarity, Grammar, Spelling, Interpretation of Theme and all peculiar rules in the categories listed above.