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Prizes Totaling $17,000 to be Awarded in Year of Sunday Mass Be a Digital Disciple Contest

– The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced a video contest for Catholic teens as part of the ongoing emphasis on the Year of Sunday Mass. All Catholic high school students from Archdiocesan parishes in Cook and Lake counties are invited to show witness to their faith by creating an original, two-minute video about the importance of Sunday Mass.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place entries. Original videos submitted as a DVD, may be created and produced by one individual or by a team of teens who agree to share the award money. A matching award will also be given to the Catholic parish, Catholic school or Catholic Church charitable organization designated by the winners.

The first prize winner and designated organization will each receive $5,000; second prize is $2,500 and third prize is $1,000. The video contest is being co-sponsored by Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

Contest participants will be asked to participate in a small-group reflection process called Circles of Witness for Teens, create and produce a two-minute video, show the video to other teens and gather feedback and submit the completed entry form and DVD to the Archdiocese. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Complete details and entry forms for the video contest are available on the Archdiocesan website,

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