Art and Poetry Contest to Celebrate Fatima

Students attending SSPX schools / chapels are encouraged to submit their artwork and poetry to celebrate the finale of the Pilgrim Virgin's travels through the District.

To celebrate the centenary of the apparitions of Fatima, the U.S. District has been sponsoring the travels of the Fatima Pilgrim Virgin Statue throughout the United States and Canada. In December, she will make her final stop at the SSPX school and chapel in Walton, KY.

Families throughout the District are welcome to join the celebration in the form of their childrens' artwork and poetry. Each student may submit their original work - with the theme of Fatima for the art contest, and one of the titles of Our Lady from the litany for the poetry contest - for an opportunity to gain a prize. 

Submissions must be received at the District House by December 1, 2017 to be considered - please consider mailing times when encouraging your students or children.

Note: Each submission (per child, not per family) must be accompanied by the appropriate entry form linked below. Please do not put any identifying information on the work itself, as this is a "blind" contest. We would encourage paper clips or some other sort of non-permanent method of submitting the form with the work.

We look forward to receiving the submissions of the children throughout the United States in honor of Our Blessed Mother!

Entry Form
Contest Flyer 

General Guidelines

  • Fatima Contest is open to all students (grades 1 to 12) in the US District attending a SSPX school or chapel or an affiliated school or chapel.
  • Entry is free and the work is done in honor of Our Lady.
  • Each entry must be original and unpublished elsewhere.
  • Students will be competing within their grade level: Elementary (1st to 4th), Middle School (5th to 8th) and High School (9th to 12th).
  • Judging will be blind. Please ensure that contestant name or any personal details are not written on the submitted artwork or poem.
  • There are two categories of contest: Art and Poetry.
  • Prizes will be given to 3 winners of each grade level per category. The winning works will be displayed during the festivities of the Pilgrim Virgin finale at Walton, KY, December 5-8, 2017.
  • Entry implies consent for the US District to use the contestant’s name, and the poem or image submitted, in all of its advertising and publicity, in print or online.
  • Winners will receive notification and their prize via regular mail. Winner will be asked to verify identity before their prize is mailed.

Art Contest Information:

  • Entry must be one drawing or one painting.
  • Entry limited to one per contestant.
  • Subject is “Fatima” and encompasses any places, persons, events or buildings related to Our Lady of Fatima or to the life of the 3 seers.
  • Artwork must to be on white paper (no canvas) of 11”x17” or smaller.
  • Artwork must be submitted with a description and/or title by the artist on the entry form
  • Original artwork must be received by December 1, 2017 at: 
    Regina Cœli House
    Attn: Fatima Contest
    11485 N. Farley Rd.
    Platte City, MO 64079.
  • Artwork will not be returned unless specially requested.

Poetry Contest Information

  • Entry must be a poem.
  • Entry limited to one per contestant.
  • Subject must be one of Our Lady’s titles from the Litany of Our Lady.
  • Poem must be neatly handwritten on white paper of 8.5”x11”.
  • Poem must be original, in English, and unpublished elsewhere.
  • Poem must be 32 lines or less, not including the title, and lines may be no more than 70 characters in length.
  • Poem must be received by December 1, 2017 at:
    Regina Cœli House
    Attn: Fatima Contest
    11485 N. Farley Rd.
    Platte City, MO 64079


First Prize:
A beautiful wooden and painted statue of Our Lady of Fatima - approx. 12 inches

Second Prize:
Wall Plaque of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (11” x 15”) printed on wood

Honorable Mention:
An exquisite indulgenced Rosary with glass beads (Blessed by a Bishop)

Entry Form
Contest Flyer