Win a Trip to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid


Wow – I’ve been daydreaming about heading to Madrid, Spain in 2011 with my sons, and maybe this contest from Goodness Reigns could be a ticket for one of them!  Do you enjoy film making?  Check out this wonderful opportunity to use new media technologies to spread the good news, and possibly win a wonderful prize in the process:

Short film on Catholic Faith could win you big trip to World Youth Day 2011

Goodness Reigns sponsors film contest

LOUISVILLE, Aug. 17—One year from now, Goodness Reigns will send teen and young adult filmmakers to Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day 2011 as part of its “Share the Story” short film contest.

“Goodness Reigns: Share the Story” fuses the imagination of youth and young adults with the art of filmmaking to produce short films about the Catholic Faith. The organization is sponsoring a free short-film contest on the Catholic Faith that will award all-inclusive travel packages to 22 youths, young adults and adults.

Films should be no more than seven minutes in length and pertain to one of four categories:

  • Church history (including Bible stories and lives of the saints);
  • Sacraments of the Church;
  • Church teachings;
  • Present-day missionary spirit of an individual or ministry of the Church.

The global contest offers awards in three divisions.

Individual Category Awards (Open to anyone age 14 and up)

One winner will be selected from each of the above categories. The winner and one guest/parent will receive free travel packages to World Youth Day 2011; or winners unable to travel may choose to receive video equipment packages each valued at $4,000.

The High School Class or Youth Group Award

One group of teens and chaperones (up to 10 people) will be selected from all entrants to receive free travel packages to WYD 2011; or the group may select a video equipment package worth up to $15,000.

Young Adult Group Award (Ages 18-30)

One group of four young adults will be selected from all entrants to receive free travel packages to WYD 2011; or they may select a video equipment package worth up to $8,000.

Contest winners choosing to attend World Youth Day 2011 will travel with Youth in Europe (

Registration for the contest is free! To register and to find out about submission details, visit The deadline for film submissions is Jan. 10, 2011.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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