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MCA Christmas Artwork Contest

When expressing our faith, it should be done with all the gifts that God has given us. Sharing the good news of the Gospel through art gives children the opportunity to share the love God has for all of us. This is one of the reasons we invite children in grades K-8 to use their artistic talent and enter the MCA Christmas Annual Artwork Contest. This contest takes place during the season of Advent and the children are asked to depict a theme from the season.

All children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are encouraged to enter and have the chance to be selected as one of our twelve local finalists. The twelve local winning entries will then be submitted to the MCA National Office to be entered in the nationwide contest where twenty-four winners will be selected to be displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during the following Advent and Christmas seasons.

The artwork of the local finalist will be on display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels during the season of Advent in one of the chapels.

Download a Christmas Artwork Contest Entry Form by clicking the form. Please make sure that every student who submits an entry has the form attached to the back of their artwork. All forms are in Adobe PDF format. (Download Adobe Reader)

Entries for the 2023/24 school year are due January 31, 2024, and shall be submitted to your local Missionary Childhood Association office in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Rules and guidelines for the contest are on the back of the contest entry form.

Click on the images below to see last year’s local finalist and our national finalists, Liliana Espinoza from St. Gregory the Great School.