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Dear Principals and Teachers:

Is the cold and snowy weather bringing you down?  Don’t despair! Springtime is fast approaching along with it longer days, April showers, budding Crocuses and the 2017 Archdiocesan CYO Art & Essay Cultural Events.

The County Level CYO Art & Essay Contest will be administered by the Staten Island CYO Office, located at 120 Anderson Avenue, Staten Island, 10302All submissions must be sent or dropped off to this address.  Entries sent to any other location will be disqualified.

The deadline for submissions of the County Level CYO Art & Essay Contest is Wednesday, April 28th  2017. 

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place County Essay Contest winners and County Art Contest winners (from each division) will be judged on the Archdiocesan level.  

The winners of the County Level CYO Art & Essay Contest will be submitted to the 2016 Archdiocesan CYO Art & Essay Cultural Events by the Staten Island CYO County Director.  The Archdiocesan winners, of both the essay contest and the art contest, will be personally invited to attend the Art & Essay Award Ceremony to be held on May 19, 2017 at the Terrance Cardinal Cooke Catholic Center, 1011 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

The rules and regulations for both the Art and Essay Contests are enclosed.  You can also visit the CYO website: www.cyony.org.  Click on CYO Programs and follow the link for the Art & Essay Contest.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Neely at 718-448-4949. Or mneely@mountloretto.org

Sincerely,
Michael Neely
Staten Island County Coordinator-CYO Staten Island
http://cyony.org/Page.asp?n=75335&org=cyony.org

 

Please be reminded:  All submissions must be sent or drop off to this address.  

Staten Island CYO Office, located at 120 Anderson Avenue, Staten Island, 10302

 

CYO Art Contest Information

Who Can Enter

Art will be judged in the following age divisions:

 

Small Fry -       First and Second Grades

Beginners -      Third and Fourth Grades

Learners -        Fifth and Sixth Grades

Masters -         Seventh and Eighth Grades

Experts -          Ninth and Tenth Grades

Elite -               Eleventh and Twelfth Grades

 

Only flats in the following media will be allowed: pencil, pen, paper, oil paint, scratchboard, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, charcoal, crayon, cray-pas, finger paint, magic marker, watercolor and mixed media (a combination of any of the above).  Numbered pieces will not be accepted.

Size of art piece is not to exceed 18 x 24 inches including the matting.  Please DO NOT submit work with frames and glass.  We will not be responsible for any breakage.

A 3 x 5 inch index card with the artist’s name, Parent/Guardian e-mail address, address, telephone number, grade, county, division, and name of school or parish must be affixed on the reverse side of the art piece.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place County winners in each division will be judged on the Archdiocesan level. Winners of the Archdiocesan Contest will be personally invited to attend the Archdiocesan Art & Essay Awards Ceremony that will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2016.

 

Media Types

Only flats in the following media are eligible: pencil, pen, paper, oil paint, scratchboard, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, charcoal, crayon, cray-pas, finger paint, magic marker, watercolor and mixed media (a combination of any of the above).  Please note: Numbered pieces will not be accepted.

 

Art Sizes

The size of the art piece is not to exceed 18 X 24 inches including the matting.  DO NOT submit work with frames and glass.  We will not be responsible for any breakage.

 

Presentation Format

A 3 x 5 inch index card, with the following information, must be affixed on the reverse side of the art piece:

Artist’s Name

Address

Telephone Number

Grade

County

Division

Name of School or Parish

 

Submission Information: Entry deadline: April 28, 2017

All submissions must be sent to or drop off at the Staten Island CYO Office, 120 Anderson Avenue, Staten Island, 10302.  Entries sent to any other location will be disqualified.

 

County Winners

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place County winners in each division will be judges on the Archdiocesan level.  Winners of the Archdiocesan Contest will be personally invited to attend the Archdiocesan Art & Essay Awards Ceremony to be held in May.

 

In addition, the County level winners will be recognized at the annual CYO Wine & Cheese Event scheduled for May 17, 2017 at The Excelsior Grand.

 

CYO Essay Contest Information

Choose one of the following topics:

Essay Contest

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
 Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced
your development.
 Write about things that have made you a better friend to others, who or
what influenced in developing these positive traits?
 Write about a time when you were brave, what did you do, how did it
make you feel?
 Choose a book or books that have affected you deeply and explain why.

 

Who Can Enter

The contest is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Essay Format

Essay must be one page type written.  Essays will be judged on content as it pertains to the topic, spelling, and grammar.

Presentation Format

A 3 x 5 inch index card, with the following information, must be affixed to the essay:

 

Artist’s Name

Address

Telephone Number

Grade

County

Name of School or Parish

 

Submission InformationEntry deadline: April 28th , 2017

All submissions must be sent to or drop off at the Staten Island CYO Office, 120 Anderson Avenue, Staten Island, 10302.  Entries sent to any other location will be disqualified.

County Winners

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place County winners will be judges on the Archdiocesan level.  Winners of the Archdiocesan Contest will be personally invited to attend the Archdiocesan Art & Essay Awards Ceremony to be held in May.

In addition, the County level winners will be recognized at the annual CYO Wine & Cheese Event scheduled for May 17, 2017 at The Excelsior Grand.

 


2015 Results

Dear Principal /Art Teacher:

On behalf of the Staten Island Catholic Youth Organization, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing and encouraging your students to take part in the 2015 County Level CYO Art & Essay Contest.  Please thank all the children for their extraordinary efforts.  Below are the 2015 County Level CYO Art & Essay Contest winners:

Art Contest:

Division Place Name - School
Small Fry Division: First Place Sahar Victoria Mollah - St. Charles School
Second Place Amelia Kagaoan - St. Rita School
Third Place Anthony Todaro - St. Christoper School
 
Beginners Division: First Place  Skye Bleu Stancampiano - St. Charles School
Second Place Amanda Cerrotta - St. Charles School
Third Place Alyssa Barbera – St. Charles School
 
Learners Division: First Place Thomas Dziubela – St. Patrick’s School
Second Place  Chloe Nguyen - St. Rita School
Third Place Michelle Chen - St. Christopher School
 
Masters Division: First Place Tiffany Cendagorta - St. Joseph\St. Thomas School
Second Place  Annalise Pica – St. Charles School
Third Place Danica Villanueva - St. Rita School
 
Essay Contest First Place Megan Moore - St. Joseph\St. Thomas School

 

The winners of the County Level CYO Art & Essay Contest will be submitted to the 2015 Archdiocesan CYO Art & Essay Cultural Events by the Staten Island CYO County Director.  The Archdiocesan winners, of both the essay contest and the art contest, will be personally invited to attend the Art & Essay Award Ceremony to be held on May 15, 2015 at the Terrance Cardinal Cooke Catholic Center, 1011 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

In addition, the County Level winners will be recognized at the CYO Wine & Cheese Event to be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at The Excelsior Grand.  Invitations will be sent directly to the families of the winners.  If the art work has been returned from the Archdiocese in time, it will be displayed at the event and returned to the artist at the end of the event.  The remaining art work can be picked up at the CYO Center, located at 120 Anderson Ave., Staten Island 10302, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please call me or Lourdes Ferrer, at 718-448-4949, if you have any questions.

 

Again, thank you and Happy Spring.

 

                                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                                                Michael Neely

                                                                                                                County Coordinator-CYO Staten Island