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Below are a list of current events being held in conjunction with Cardinal Mooney High School.

CMHS Christmas Photography Contest

for Area Elementary School Students Grades 5- 8

“Spirit of Christmas”

The essence of Christmas is to spread love, mercy and goodwill. Our goal through this holiday event is to excite our area young people to capture their “Spirit of Christmas” through the beauty of photography. Photos capture personality, they evoke emotion and provide an outlet for creative energy and thoughts!

Please join us and let your light shine through the “Spirit of Christmas”.

Photo Categories: (Students should think about what is important to them at this very special time of year)

  1. People (Person(s): family, friends, self)
  2. Places (Landscapes or Structures: Indoor or Outdoor)
  3. Things (Symbols of Christmas: Wreath, door, ornament etc.)

Guidelines / Important Notes:

-Grades 5 & 6 will be judged together.

-Grades 7 & 8 will be judged together.

-Judging will focus on photo creativity and composition (elements like lighting, lines, shapes, texture, patterns, and color choice).

-Photos should be newly taken, by the student him/herself.

-Each student may enter one (1) photo in each of the photo categories.

-Use iPhone/cell phone or iPad for picture taking.

-Photos may be in black & white or color.

-Only standard photo filters are permitted

Submissions must be received by Monday, Dec. 6

(Winners announced early in the week of Dec. 13)

  1. Email the photo in full resolution to
  2. Text the photo to Kim Simons Cox @ 330 518 9723
  3. Mail the photo – Print a 4×6 and send the student’s photo to:

Cardinal Mooney High School
2545 Erie St
Youngstown, OH 44507
(Attn: Mrs. Kandray /Christmas Photo Contest)

  1. Pick up for elementary schoool offered


  • Please contact Kim Simons Cox for any other submission arrangements.
  • With each submission, please include Student Name, Grade and School & Parent Contact (cell or email), AND a little bit about the photo.
  • ALL photos will be proudly displayed at CMHS.

Recognition and Prizes:

1st & 2nd prize for both grade levels for all 3 categories for a total of 12 winners!

1st – $15.00 gift card (student choice)

2nd – $10.00 gift card (student choice)

Co-sponsored by the CMHS Art Department & the Golden Cardinals!