Grow Your Catholic Faith & Giving Journey!

Express Your Love for Mary, Our Blessed Mother

$1,150 in Prizes for a Scholarship

or Your Favorite Catholic Charity or Religious Order!

How do I enter?

Please read the full details below:

Please answer the following question in the format you prefer

(Choose ONE – Video OR Powerpoint OR Written Essay):

Overall Theme: Why is Mary important to your faith?
Specifics to Include: which Marian title do you find most meaningful, and why?


  • Video: A 5-minute (maximum length) video recorded via Loom. (
  • PowerPoint: A 5-minute (max) PowerPoint with a voiceover explaining your answer.
  • Written Essay: A 3-page (max) essay. (Format as follows: Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, standard margins)

Please click below to see a video explaining how you can enter with the or Powerpoint options.


Remember: All submissions must include a signed release form. Please click here to download this form.

What are the prizes?

1st Prize ($1,000 grand total)
  • A $500 Scholarship for your continuing religious education! (Religious education, mission trip, San Pedro retreats, or Catholic School tuition — You Choose!)


  • $500 for the parish or ministry of your choice!
2nd Prize
  • A $100 donation made to a Catholic charitable organization or religious order of your choice!
3rd Prize 
  • A $50 donation made to a Catholic charitable organization or religious order of your choice!

What are the titles to choose from?

Mother of Good Counsel

Queen of the Universe

Queen of Peace

Mother of Mercy

Mother of God

Mother of the Church

Mother of Grace

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Queen of Heaven and Earth

Our Lady of Fatima

Undoer of Knots

Mother of the Sorrowful

Mother of Wisdom

Immaculate Mary

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Who can enter the contest?

Any incoming or outgoing middle school student enrolled in a parish faith formation, religious education, youth ministry, or other catechetical formation program during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Did the submission address the prompt?
  2. Ideas are engaging, arranged in a coherent order, and constructed with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  3. The submission uses language, grammar, and sentence structure at or above a middle school level.

What do I include in my entry?

Please submit your entry with the following information included:

  • Your Full Name
  • The name of the Parish you attend
  • What youth ministry you participate in
  • Your chosen submission type; Either: A Video OR a Powerpoint OR a written essay. (Details above. Choose only ONE.)

Remember: All submissions must include a signed release form.

Where do I send my entry and what is the deadline?

Please submit your entry to Rosie Camous at by May 26, 2020, 5:00 PM EST.

Remember: All submissions must include a signed release form.

When will the winners be announced?

 June 2020

What happens if any scholarship money remains? 

You can donate it to a local Catholic charitable organization of your choice.

How can my parents or I (with their permission) share exciting news about the Marian contest?

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If my friends or classmates want contest information, what should I tell them?

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Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Rosie Camous at if you have any questions.