ENTER THE VISION CONTESTS!
1. Sermon Contest
The Canadian Unitarian Council Interconnected Faith Sermon Contest is an opportunity to express your thoughts on any dimension of the CUC Vision and Aspirations Statement affirmed by delegates at the 2016 Vancouver Annual General Meeting.
The selected winner will receive a cash award of $150.00, plus an invitation to present their sermon during the CUC 2018 National Conference held in Hamilton!
Topic: Write a unique (new) sermon/homily on any aspect of the CUC Vision Statement, including the 5 Aspirations:
(Abridged sampling) As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice… As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we aspire to be: Deeply Connected, Radically Inclusive, Actively Engaged, Theologically Alive and Spiritually Grounded.
Who Can Enter?
The contest is open to UU ministers, seminarians, and lay people, providing the sermon has been delivered to a Unitarian or Unitarian Universalist congregation within the past year, and before the deadline. The contestant must be connected to a Canadian UU congregation.
How To Enter?
Submit in MS Word or Plain Text. (PDF not acceptable) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: “Interconnected Faith Sermon Contest”.
Deadline: the CUC Sermon Contest Evaluation Committee must receive your sermon and cover page by email before 11:59 pm EST on February 1, 2018.
Include Two Items
- A cover page, which has your name, address, phone number, email address, sermon title, name of the congregation to whom the sermon was delivered, and date the sermon was delivered. Be sure to indicate this is for the CUC Interconnected Faith sermon contest.
- Your sermon with title, from which identifying information has been removed (your name, congregation). Length: minimum 1,800 words, maximum 2,500 words). Please do not include footnotes. Electronic submissions only, in MS Word or Plain Text file formats. No PDFs or hand-written text accepted.
Questions: Contact us at email@example.com
2. Art Contest
The Canadian Unitarian Art Contest is an opportunity for creative Canadian UUs to illustrate or interpret the CUC Vision Statement affirmed by delegates at the 2016 Vancouver ACM. That Vision Statement is: As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.
Assignment: Create a work of art – drawing, painting, song, video, or other form – that expresses the new vision statement. Submissions should be created by people connected with a Canadian UU congregation. Group submissions, such as from a Religious Education group, are acceptable. See the contest poster here.
- Age 12 and under;
- Age 13-17
- Age 18 and older
To Submit: If the work of art can be emailed, eg. a poem or story, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the work can be sent by mail, send it to the Canadian Unitarian Council, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7. Add to the envelope the words: Art Contest. If the work cannot be mailed, such as a sculpture, submit photographs/video of the work and a detailed description.
Children under 18 must submit a letter from their parents given permission for the entry.
Deadline: Submissions must be received by Oct. 1, 2017.
Include: A cover page, which has your name, address, phone number, email address, and the name of the congregation to whom the artist is connected. Be sure to indicate this is for the CUC Art contest and which age category you are entering.
Prize: The winner in each category will receive a $50 prize. The winning entries will be shared with UUs across the country.
Questions: Email email@example.com