2018 Short-Video Contest for Students

Featured video above is the 2017 secondary school first place winner – “Stewards of Creation” submitted by Holy Trinity CSS, CDSB of Eastern Ontario.

OCSTA is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Association’s 2018 short-video contest for students in grades 4 through 12 at Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools. The theme for the 2018 short-video contest is:

“Community Builders”

This year’s theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how their participation in a school or parish based charitable/social justice initiative serves to strengthen their community.

Partners in the Community Builder Program

OCSTA is pleased to announce that the Ontario chapters of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and the Knights of Columbus (KoC) are collaborating with the Association in support of this year’s “Community Builders” short-video contest for students.

Many CWL and KoC chapters have or will be launching charitable initiatives this fall and invite students to explore these local Christian service activities as possible subjects for students’ “Community Builders” short-video submissions.

Given that CWL and KoC chapters are not located in every parish, students are encouraged to contact their parish to explore alternative parish based charitable or social justice activities or similar Christian service activities at their local schools.

Submission Guidelines and Forms

The contest is open to all students in grades 4 – 12 at Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools. Participants are asked to submit a 2-minute video that demonstrates how through Christian service in local social justice and charitable initiatives they are helping to strengthen their local communities.

The submission deadline is December 10, 2018.

Contest Guidelines

Contest Submission Form


First place: $300 Best Buy Gift Certificate

Second place: $150 Best Buy Gift Certificate

Third place: $100 Indigo Gift Certificate.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at both the Elementary and Secondary panels. The winners will be announced 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.



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