OCSTA President, Kathy Burtnik presents one of two awards to the Dufferin-Peel CDSB in recognition of students at St. Edmund Campion who took first and third place prizes for the 2014 Advent Short Video Contest.


Last fall, students in grades 4 to 12 at Ontario’s Catholic schools took the time to create unique 2-minute videos about life, hope, love and acceptance as part of a video contest sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA).

While the contest focused on Advent, the themes articulated by students in these videos, highlighted Gospel values taught throughout the school year curriculum delivered in Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

Following are elementary and secondary school winners of the 2014 Advent Short-Video Contest for Students:

Elementary Level:

1st place: “Experiencing Advent”, St. Michael CES, London DCSB

2nd place: “Prepare and Rejoice”, St. Francis CES, London DCSB

3rd place: “Faith in our Future: Advent Focus”, St. James CES, Ottawa CSB


Secondary Level:

1st place: “We Know Advent”, St. Edmund Campion CSS, Dufferin-Peel CDSB

2nd place: “President’s Council Advent Video”, Fr. Bressani CSS, York CDSB

3rd place: “Advent: The Hopeful Wait”, St. Edmund Campion CSS, Dufferin-Peel CDSB

Congratulations to all students and staff who worked together to create submissions for this contest.  Every submission was simply outstanding which made the job of choosing the top three for elementary and secondary schools, even more difficult.

We invite you to view the winning videos listed above (click on the video title to view).

To see all submissions, please visit the OCSTA Channel on YouTube.