Dominican Friars’ Youth Interfaith Video Contest 2022

Theme: Cultivating Friendship and Solidarity
United Nations’ International Day of Human Fraternity!

February 4 - May 2, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Given the challenging times, diverse faith traditions have helped to Recover, Rebuild, Restore, and Rejuvenate spirit of communities through dialogue and by cultivating friendship and solidarity expressed in, “A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”!

We encourage participants to read and understand the meaning of the theme. The webpages will highlight the contest theme and you are encouraged to engage and collaborate with people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.


The contest is open to Grades 9-12 students in Ontario and each school can send only 3 videos. The content and the videos must be approved by the Principal or Religion Department Head of the secondary school. Entries must be submitted by using an official contest form, starting February 4, 2022, which will be available on this webpage. The videos must be up to 3 minutes in length, uploaded on YouTube, and a link of the video must be shared on the submission form by April 19, 2022.

Entries must include the following:

  1. Full names of the contestant and team members if applicable
  2. Email address of the contestant (or team leader)
  3. Phone number of the contestant (or team leader)
  4. Name of the school, and school board, on the title screen of the video production.
  5. A signed form from the school Principal or Religion Department Head endorsing the authenticity of the video produced, as well as confirmation that all participants whose faces are identifiable in the video have signed media release forms.

Criteria for the selection of winners:  

  1. Connection with the theme.
  2. Diversity of faith traditions represented.
  3. Level of engagement in participation.

All submissions will be viewed by a panel of media professionals and judged on overall merit, in consultation with the Director of the Office for Interreligious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the Dominican Friars of Toronto.

Winners to be declared during Catholic Education Week, May 2, 2022.

Official screening of the winning videos will take place during Catholic Education Week, May 1-7.


1st $700        

2nd $300           

3rd $200

Online Submission

Submissions are closed