2016 First Place Winner (Elementary): St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

We’re pleased to announce that Stewards of Creation is the theme for OCSTA’s 2017 Short-Video Contest for students in grades 4-12 at Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

This theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how they are protecting and caring for the natural, living environment that God has entrusted to humanity.

A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”

Pope Francis
Laudato Si

The deadline for submissions is: November 27, 2017


Contest participants are invited to create a 2-minute video about the ways in which they are promoting and caring for the natural, living environment as good “Stewards of Creation” – details and submission requirements are contained in the following documents:

Contest Guidelines

Contest Submission Form

Public Screening of All Submissions!

All submissions that meet contest guideline requirements will be shared with the public throughout the fall and the new year via the OCSTA YouTube channel. In this way we hope that more parents, students, teachers, parishioners, and friends of Catholic education will be able to enjoy the messages and the celebration of our faith represented in these videos.

We are pleased to be able to provide the following prizes for the top 3 videos at both the elementary and secondary levels:

First place: $300 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Second place: $150 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Third place: $100 Indigo Gift Certificate

The winning entries will be announced at OCSTA’s annual Catholic Trustees Seminar in January.

We thank the students, teachers and trustees of all our Catholic school boards for their continued support of this celebration and promotion of Catholic education in Ontario.