Family Rosary Announces Winners

2018 "Try Prayer! It Works!" Contest- USA

Family Rosary announces the winners of the 2018 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest. The 20th annual competition – which encourages students to express their faith through art, poetry and prose – attracted nearly 800 entries from across the country.

Each year, children and teens from Catholic Schools, parishes and other Catholic organizations across the globe utilize their creative skills to illustrate a different faith-based theme. This year the theme was Mary, the New Eve. Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade creatively depicted in various forms how their families are united through prayer and faith.

The theme of this year, “Mary, the New Eve,” is to help your family reflect on God’s call for family life and to discuss the importance of our Blessed Mother Mary. Mary’s “Yes” to God’s call was her commitment to becoming “the New Eve,” the Mother of the Church and all baptized in Jesus’ name.

In addition to the “Try Prayer! It works!” contests in the United States, separate competitions are conducted in Mexico, East Africa, West Africa, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, France, Chile, Peru and Philippines.

Entries are judged on content, ability to capture and interpret the theme, artistic and technical proficiency, and adherence to rules.

Mary, the New Eve

In the United States, three winners are chosen per grade, one each from Art, Poetry and Pros. First place winners are awarded $100 U.S., and the sponsoring organization earns  $100 U.S. All the teachers involved will be given a memento and each student participated a Certificate of appreciation.

In the spirit of its founder, Venerable Patrick Peyton, Family Rosary serves Jesus Christ and his church by promoting and supporting the spiritual well-being of the family. Faithful to Mary, the Mother of God, Family Rosary encourages family prayer, especially the Rosary. 


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