Are you age 13-39? Are you pro-life? Enter the 2020 Respect Life Apostolate's Pro-Life Video Challenge and you could win a $500 prize! Create a 1-5 minute pro-life video on the theme of the 45th Annual Respect Life Convention on Sunday, October 17, 2021, Walking with Moms in Mercy & Joy.
Entries will be judged based on substantive content, creativity, relevancy to the theme, and videography skills. Videos may be done by individuals or groups.
Winners will be invited to the Respect Life Convention live from the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis. The winning video will be announced and shown during the program and posted on the Respect Life Apostolate's web page and social media channels. The creator(s) will receive a $500 cash prize (groups that enter may divide the $500 as they see fit).
Each entry must include original video entry (file on thumb drive mailed to the RLA office is preferred, or Google drive link emailed to the RLA), entry form and certification and release form.
Questions? Please email [email protected] or call 314-792-7555. The 2021 contest is open now through September 30, 2021.
Are you up for the challenge?
2020 Pro-Life Video Challenge Winner: "Walking with Moms"
Sr. Peter Marie Tran is a young adult religious who embraced modern technology to spread the timeless message of valuing life from conception through natural death. The judges were particularly impressed with her entry's focus on “Walking with Moms” near the end of their lives in their ministry at Mother of Good Counsel Home. Thank you, Sr. Peter Marie, and the other Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, medical professionals, and volunteers for caring for our seniors and proclaiming their dignity and beauty as “God’s oldest children.”
Click here to view the 2020 winning video!
2019 Pro-Life video Challenge Winner: "respect Life"
This prayerful and creative video was produced by the Apologetics class at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, MO. The video highlighted the multi-faceted aspects of the pro-life movement: from the dignity of the unborn child who was “grace and light” to her mother despite the painful circumstances of her conception, to that of the elderly, who despite reduced capacity, memory, or health are not reduced in their dignity and beauty in any way, and every stage of human life in-between. The students announced at the 43rd Annual Respect Life Convention that they are donating the prize money to the Sisters for Life.
Click here to watch their 2019 winning video.
2018 Pro-Life Video Challenge Winner: "Life Has Purpose"
These archdiocesan college students who belong to the Students for Life Chapter at Truman State University submitted a beautiful video on adoption which won the 2018 Pro-Life Video Challenge. The group is comprised of Riley, Joe, Jackie, Ben, Abby and Claire.
Click here to watch their 2018 winning video.
2017 Pro-Life Video Challenge Winner: "Celebrate Life"
The Youths of St. Ignatius were the winners of the RLA's 2017 Pro-Life Video Challenge. The group is comprised of Chloe, Cole, Alex, Kali, Jacob and Hannah who are siblings, cousins and friends from St. Ignatius Parish in Marthasville. These young people took home a $500 prize. Check out their inspirational winning video which celebrates life at all stages!
Click here to watch their 2017 winning video.