2017-2018 EssayPoster Contests


Youth Poster and Essay Contests 2017-2018 Results

- Richard Hayden, FDD – State Poster/Essay Contest Chairman


During the period of March-April 2018, three youth poster and essay contests were judged.  First Place winning entries from each of the contests were submitted from the Georgia State Council to the Supreme Council for International judging.  The state winners in each contest are as follows:


Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest:


Ages 5-7:        First Place:  Isabella Jobe, sponsored by Council 14439

                   Second Place:  Cecilia Monti – Council 13440


Ages 8-11:       First Place:  Lorenzo Morissette – Council 13440

                   Second Place:  Madeline Folland – Council 14439


Ages 12-14:     First Place:  Thomas Jobe – Council 14439

                   Second Place:   Nicholas Brodowski – Council 8972



“Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest winner Nicholas Brodowski


The Catholic Citizenship Youth Essay Contest this year featured a completely new topic.  “Going to the Peripheries” began with a quotation from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, and then required each contestant to (1) discuss the role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries, and (2) then describe either the work of a widely known current or historical Catholic who went to the periphery, or the work of one person in the writer’s life who helps alleviate human suffering.  First and Second Place winners were:


8th Grade:         First Place:  Avery Aschwege, sponsored by Council 4599

                    Second Place:  Luke Burris – Council 14773


9th Grade:          First Place:  Hayden Forche’ – Council 6514


10th Grade:        First Place:  Shelby Burris – Council 14773

                     Second Place:  Reagan O’Connor – Council 6514


11th Grade:        First Place:  Will Newbury – Council 6514

                      Second Place:  Zoe Karpowich-White – Council 8495


12th Grade:         First Place:  Michael Wieczorek – Council 6514


The Substance Abuse Poster Contest featured posters dealing with either alcohol or substance abuse.  The First Place winners were:


Age 8-11 Division:    Alcohol Awareness:  Madeline Folland – Council 14439

                                 Drug Awareness:     Celie Wannink – Council 14439


Age 12-14 Division:  Drug Awareness:     Lilli Vannote – Council 14439


In both the poster and the essay contests, the winners were presented with certificates and gift cards courtesy of the Georgia State Council.