2022 Short-Video Contest Guidelines

Featured video above is the 2018 elementary school first place winner – “Community Builder” submitted by Iona Academy, CDSB of Eastern Ontario.

Call for Submissions

OCSTA invites students in grades 4-12 to create a 2-minute video highlighting acts of Christian service to others that give witness to our faith. For further guidance in developing this video, we invite students and staff to draw upon the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations – section 1 (d). This section explores how we are called to be discerning believers through thought and action by developing “attitudes and values founded on Catholic social teaching and acts to promote social responsibility, human solidarity and the common good.”

The 2022-23 Catholic Education Week sub-themes may also provide ideas for developing or structuring student video submissions:

We are Many, We are One – and we achieve this unity

when we see:
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8

when we listen:
“Be quick to listen and slow to speak.” James 1:19

when w reflect:
“I considered these things inwardly, and pondered them in my heart.” Wisdom 8:17

when we learn:
“Let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill.” Proverbs 1:5

when we act:
“I by my works will show you my faith.” James 2:18

Submission Guidelines and Form

The contest is open to all students in grades 4–12 at Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

We ask all participants to upload completed videos to YouTube for viewing and adjudication by the provincial committee. The unique URL (web address) created by YouTube when a video file is uploaded, is to be recorded on the OCSTA short-video contest submission form.

The submission deadline is December 9, 2022. Click on the following buttons to download Contest Submission form and the details of the contest in PDF format:



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.

We thank the students, teachers and trustees of all CDSBs for their support of this contest celebrating Catholic education in Ontario.

For more information, please contact Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications, OCSTA 416-932-9460 


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