MyCatholicVoice Kicks Off YouthVoice Video Contest

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Youth team competition features a variety of weekly themes, with cash prizes based on registered member votes.

MyCatholicVoice ( today announced the kick-off of its inaugural YouthVoice video contest, featuring twelve different video themes and cash prizes for winning videos selected by MyCatholicVoice registered members.

Open to teams of two or more individuals, the highest average ranked video for each theme will be awarded a $500 prize. At the end of the contest, two $1,000 grand prizes will be awarded to the highest average ranked videos. One will be awarded to a team from a Catholic youth group, and the second will be awarded regardless of religious affiliation.

Here's how to participate:
1.    Visit
2.    Read the official rules of the contest.
3.    Register your team of two or more individuals.
4.    Check out the current theme.
5.    Create a video pertaining to the current theme with your team.
6.    Upload your video under the theme topic before the theme's specific deadline.
7.    Vote on the entries.
8.    Have fun!

These are the first four video themes:

  •     Theme 1 - Labor of Love

In honor of Labor Day, make a 2-3 minute video with your team showing how you work in your Parish for the Love of the Lord. Entries may be submitted through September 6, 2008, with voting open through September 13, 2008.

  •     Theme 2 - School Spirit

Show your school spirit! Create a 1-3 minute video showing the world your school spirit. Entries may be submitted through September 13, 2008, with voting open through September 20, 2008.

  •     Theme 3 - Meaning of the Cross

On September 14, Catholics celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. As we contemplate John 3:16, shoot a 1-3 minute video about what the Cross means to you. Have everyone in the video wear a cross and have others on display to help support the theme. Entries for this theme may be submitted through September 20, 2008, with voting open through September 27, 2008.

  •     Theme 4 - Come to Church

You love the Lord, you love your friends. Get the two together by creating a 30-60 second commercial inviting your friends to come to Church with you. Entries for this theme may be submitted through September 27, 2008, with voting open through October 4, 2008.

Designed as an interactive online destination, MyCatholicVoice offers users a variety of capabilities with free membership through registration on the site. Registered users can easily:

  •     Download music, audio and video content
  •     Join communities
  •     Create blogs
  •     Upload video and audio files
  •     Share videos, audio and music
  •     Host discussion forums
  •     Rate and comment on available content

About MyCatholicVoice:
MyCatholicVoice is an online, multimedia Catholic resource for personal inspiration and community ministry. Created to serve the Catholic community and those interested in the Catholic tradition, MyCatholicVoice uniquely combines social networking capabilities with easy online access to a broad range of current and historical Catholic multimedia material, including both published and user-generated content. For more information, visit

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