Congratulation to Rosemary Mihindukulasuriya!

Rosemary Mihindukulasuriya and her work "Justice and Charity"

After being chosen to represent the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Rosemary has earned the Grand Prize in the 2020-2021 Creating on the Margins Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) for her digital drawing entitled “Justice and Charity.”

Creating on the Margins is the CCHD’s cross-discipline art contest for students in grades 7-12.  This year the contest theme was “Rebuilding Together at the Margins.”  The aim of the contest was to engage students to explore the root causes of poverty in the United States and related issues such as affordable housing, workers’ rights and racial justice in the context of their faith.  Students were required to create a piece of art that reflected this year’s theme and to submit answers to essay questions on how they were affected by Covid-19, how their faith called them to get involved in the community and help address disparities revealed by Covid-19 and how their creative work reflected this year’s theme.

As the National Grand Prize winner, Rosemary will receive a $500 award which will be presented to her by a representative from CCHD at the National Catholic Youth Conference in November. Her work will be featured in an exhibit at the conference. A matching gift of $500 will also be made to the CCHD-funded group of her choice.

Congratulations Rosemary! We are so proud of you!