Download the pdf official entry form:
The Holy Father, Pope Francis I, has declared a “Year of Mercy” beginning December 8th, 2015. To celebrate this event, Behold Publications is sponsoring a badge contest to encourage Behold Christ Club members to practice mercy in this special time of grace.
The Year of Mercy Badge contest is open to all youth ages 5 and up who participate in one of the Behold Publications Catholic Youth Programs such as Little Flowers Girls’ Clubs, Blue Knights Boys’ Club, Little Women Hospitality Clubs or Our Lady’s Honor Guard.
Entries must use the official entry form found by clicking on the “Year of Mercy” link to the pdf above or can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries must be postmarked by February 29, 2016 and sent via email to the above address or by USPS to: Behold Publications, LLC 4503 Mattingly Ct., Suite E, Buckner, KY 40010.
Top three winning entries will receive $25 Gift Certificates to Behold Publications. Top winner will have their design embroidered into a special limited edition Behold Christ Club patch that all Club members can earn during the Year of Mercy. Top winner will also be featured in our monthly newsletter and blog. Top winner will also receive their Year of Mercy badge free for themselves and their immediate club members.
Criteria for judging patches:
*Design should be easily embroidered
*Design should illustrate the Catholic virtue of mercy
*Design should be appealing to all Behold Christ Clubs
*Design should be unique to the designer
*Design must be submitted on official form found on the website (or attached)
Behold Publications and the creator of Little Flowers Girls’ Club, Rachel Watkins, and their families will judge the designs. We will get input on the finalists through social media, but the ultimate decision will be with Behold Publications. All decisions are final. Winners will be announced March 31st, 2016.
Resources to use in your design:
USCCB website on the Jubilee Year of Mercy: https://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/index.cfm
Vatican website on the Jubilee Year of Mercy: https://www.iubilaeummisericordiae.va/content/gdm/en/giubileo/preghiera.html