Faith and Photography Contest
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!
With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce a new
opportunity for the youth of our church to express their faith.
The Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry wants to
encourage youth and young adults to explore their creative talents
and to glorify God through art, with the 1st Annual Ukrainian Orthodox
Church Faith and Photography Contest.
Part of our mission, is to provide youth and college aged young adults
the opportunity to become more involved with their faith, while
showcasing the talented and creative youth we have within in our
Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. We want our youth to realize that
having fun and utilizing creativity can be manifested in a project that
shows how they correlate their life with their faith.
Provided in this packet are the rules and entry information for the
contest. We ask that you encourage all youth and college students to
participate. Deadline for entries is November 15th. Prizes will be
awarded for first and second place. To broaden the experience and
best utilize social media, we will be allowing individuals to view the
submissions on-line and vote for their favorite! A People's Choice
winner will be awarded in each category.
Questions about the contest may be made to the Office of Youth &
Young Adult Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natalie Kapeluck Nixon
Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
1st Place Winners will receive a sports action
camera. Use of the winning photos will be used
as a profile image on one of the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church of the USA social media sites
and in the Ukrainian Orthodox Word.
2nd Place Winners will receive an Amazon Gift
All participants will receive a small gift of
thanks for their participation!
Thank you for submitting your People's Choice
Votes and congratulations to all participants!
Ages 6-9 Younger Children: It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did
not run in vain or labor in vain. Philippians 2:16 Take a picture of someone that is a champion in your life. Who is very good
at telling other about the Lord Jesus. Who is very good at heping others.
Entry #1 -Natalie Hamilton 1st Place
I chose missionary Bill Black. Instead of going
where things are perfetly fine, he goes where
things are not perfectly fine (Africa) and helps
people. He used to go to our church and
sometimes visits us.
Entry #2 Mariia Andrushkiv 1st Place
I very much love to participate in the services of God in
the church. On this photo, I help my father when he
sanctifies the water he is a priest. This is a very good
time for me.
Entry #3 Alexander Lisnycnyi 2nd Place
My dad helps me with God's storys. My dad helps me
with the ten commandments so then I can understand
the ten commandments easier. And he helps me with
the bible so I can never forget a story.
Entry #4 Arsenii Kachurenko Honorable Mention
I go to Sunday School in my church St. Lukes. We have
a good teacher named Krystyna Andrushkiy. She reads
interesting storys about Jesus. She is in the picture.
Entry #5 Bohdan Humenyuk - Honorable Mention
I took picture of our Sunday school teacher pani
Chrystyna Andrushkiv. She is an example for me how to
be a good christian.
She teaches us about God and His Holy Word. We read
Bible with pani Chrystyna, learn 10 commandment and
sing prayers. She is always kind to us, always in a good
humor and finds something interesting from Bible to
discuss and even play games so we could better
understand the topic.
Entry #6 Qorey Carter - People's Choice 1st
My photo relates to the topic of Champion in my life
because my photo is of someone I have become very close
to through my church. I consider him to be a great
champion in my life because since I was four he has stayed
by my side on Sundays helping me learn how to be an altar
server. He always reminds us to make Jesus a part of
everything we do. I see how he loves helping others and all
the good things he does for our church. He is even a
teacher at the Seminary and was just ordained a Deacon.
Someday I hope to be like my Champion Deacon Richard
Ages 13-18 Teenagers: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside
every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perserverance the race that is set before us. Hebrews
12:1 Snap a picture of a time that you believe was necessary to put aside things that were important to you, and instead
offered a hand to help someone else.
Entry #7 Anna Swindle - 2nd Place
Instead of hanging out with friends or doing normal
"teenage" things on the weekend, I help out my
grandmother around her apartment and do her
laundry. I could have went out with friends to the mall
or even just sit on the couch and watch TV but I knew
I could be using my time more wisely, even if it is just
dusting and vacuuming and spending time together.
Entry #8 Victoria Swindle - 1st Place &
Hightest Scoring Photo
When his Grace Archbishop Daniel came for a visit to my
home parish, he granted a certificate of honor to a
parishioner who reach 95 years of age. She resembled a
true Champion of the Orthodox Church by being an
example of a devote parishioner and positive light to
everyone she talked to. Just by talking to her you could
tell that she had the faith of Jesus Christ in her heart
that shined through her smile.
Entry #9 Khrystyna Andrushkiv - 1st Place
To decorate these flowers, shown on this picture, it took my
mother five hours. On this day my mother worked very hard
and came home late. I could of helped her, but I did not,
because I was tied up with other things. The next day when I
saw the flowers I realized how hard it was for her by herself
to do such a nice job.
College Entry 18 -22 -
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable
wreath, but we an imperishable. Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one
beating the air; but I pommel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to
others I myself should be disqualified. I Corinthians 9:25-27
As Orthodox Christians we are all running towards wanting to serve Christ. Capture
a snapshot of a moment where you or have seen someone "race" towards serving
Christ, showing their journey of being a true Champion of the Orthodox Faith.