Arizona Rosary Celebration Poster Contest

Poster Contest

The Arizona Rosary Celebration is an integral part of the life of our two dioceses. Parishes, schools, and church organizations are invited to participate. Thousands of the faithful come and seek the intercession of Our Lady in an outpouring of faith.  Youth are very much a part of this event and the Poster Contest is one way for the youth of our dioceses to take part in the celebration. Please review the Contest Rules below to submit an entry. The Arizona Rosary Celebration is held at this time of the year because October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  This year we will honor Mary under her title Our Lady Undoer of Knots. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, there have been several changes. Please read the information below carefully.

The Most Rev. Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of the Diocese of the Diocese of Tucson and Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, extend their personal invitations for you, your families, and friends to attend this joyful and solemn occasion to seek our Blessed Mother’s powerful intercession.  

Poster Contest Rules and Regulations

1. Theme:             The entries should be a drawing of their favorite title for the Virgin Mary and create an original poster

                              with this year's theme: “How Mary has helped us in our daily lives in 2020."

2. Grades:            Pre-school through 8th grade

3. Directions:       Students are to submit a free-hand drawing depicting the theme above.

4.  Materials:       8½" by 11" paper with any other materials needed to create the poster

                              (i.e. ink, crayons, paints, pencils, or markers)

5.  Art Work:        Is to be done free-hand by student

6.  Entries:           Each entry must include: student’s name (first and last), grade, name of school or parish, city, and

                             home phone number, on the back lower right hand corner of the drawing. Failure to include this

                             information will result in the elimination of the drawing from the judging process.

7. Tucson Due Date:     For 2020, the Tucson Diocese is not conducting a Poster Contest

8. Phoenix Due Date:   All entries for the Diocese of Phoenix must be received by Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at

                                       12:00 noon.  All entries are to be mailed to or dropped off at: Donna Wiedoff c/o St Joseph

                                       Parish, 11001 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85028. Questions can be sent attention Donna at e-mail



9. Winners:                   Winners will be selected for each Diocese.  Posters will be judged in the following categories:

                                       Pre-School-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grades, 4th-5th grades, and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Winners will have

                                       their posters displayed on the Rosary Celebration website.

                                       The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, will present winners with certificates at a

                                       Pizza Party at a location and on a date and at a time to be announced at a later date.   

A special thanks to all schools, religious education programs, and teachers for their devotion and enthusiasm that will make his Poster Contest a success.  All drawings become the property of Arizona Rosary Celebration.  

For any questions feel free to contact:

Diocese of Tucson:   N/A

Diocese of Phoenix: Donna Wiedoff at email: