Reel Life Film Contest to Award $1,500 Prizes to College Undergrads


Reel Life Film Contest to Award $1,500 Prizes to College Undergrads

West Association of the Order of Malta seeks new Public Service Announcements

Nov. 15 – The Western Association of the Order of Malta, in an effort to foster better understanding of the Catholic Church’s support for unborn children, is sponsoring a contest for the creation of 30-second and 45-second pro-life video public service announcements (PSAs) for use by the Western Association.

Two awards of $1500 each will be presented to the best 30-second video and the best 45-second video. The contest is open to undergraduate students attending colleges or universities in California, Arizona, Washington, Hawaii and Colorado.

The videos will be promoted on YouTube, social networks, the Western Association’s website, and other media outlets as opportunities become available. Winning contestants should be available for media interviews. Submissions are due March 25, 2012.

For more information on the contest and to register, visit the Reel Life Film Contest page at For interview requests, please


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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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