2020 Essay and Multimedia Competition

Topic: Catholic Social Teaching Principles

Each year the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Commission for Justice and
Peace (CCJP) organises an Essay and Multimedia Contest. The contest
invites students from our Catholic Schools in the Diocese to think about
Social Issues and exposes them to Catholic Social Teaching.

Suggested Readings and Resources 
Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, Catechism of the Catholic Church

Contest Rules 
The Contest is open to all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Christchurch and is divided into three Categories:

Years 7-8, Years 9-10, Years 11-13.

There is one prize for each category and all entries will be awarded a certificate of participation. For the Years 11 – 13 category, the J&P Cup will also be awarded (which is held by the College until the next contest).

The entry can be an essay (word limit 1500) or any multimedia presentation, e.g. Powerpoint, movie, or song (of no more than 5 minutes).
The winning entry is the one judged to have best incorporated Catholic Social Teaching and principles in the presentation or essay.
Entries are to be submitted by 16th October 2020 via the school’s DRS who will forward the entries in electronic form to . The entrant’s name, school and class year are to be clearly recorded.
The Commission reserve all rights to use the winning entries for publicity. Competition entries must not breach any copyright.

In the light of the encyclical, “Laudato Si” we would like you to choose one, two or three of the nine principles, to explain how these could be adopted to combat and overcome some of the problems Pope Francis discusses within it. An understanding of what each principle means is very important.

The winning entry will be the one that best demonstrates an understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST).

2020 CCJP Essay Competition Link

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