The DO IT, DOCAT Short Story Writing Contest


C ommunication Foundation for Asia will be producing a series of short films based on the Twelve (12) Themes of the DOCAT: Catholic Social Teachings for the Youth Book. And your story can be one of them

If you are 13 - 20 years old Filipino,
If you have a knack for storytelling or creative writing,

You should join our STORY WRITING CONTEST with the 3 simple steps:

1. Check our website or FB page to download and fill up the entry form click here

2. Write your story based on any one of these themes. (Check out the DOCAT book or DOCAT app for a complete reference on the themes.)

a. Welfare and Justice for All: Economic Life
b. Power and Morality: The Political Community
c. One World, One Humanity: The International Community
d. Safeguarding Creation: The Environment
e. Living in Freedom from Violence: Peace
f. Personal and Societal Commitment: Love in Action

3. Submit your complete entries in document form and send electronically at

Make sure your story is original and has never been published so we do not encounter copyright issues. You can submit a maximum of 1 story per theme. Any genre is acceptable (drama, comedy, horror, action, musical, etc)

Your story will be judged according to
Relevance to the THEME - 30%
Structure and Pacing - 20%
Concept - 20%
Characters - 10%
Adaptability into film - 20%

The author of the BEST STORY per theme will receive P8,000, a certificate and credit right in the short film. Of course, the judges’ decision is FINAL.

HURRY! Your stories need to be with us on or before MARCH 15, 2019, 8pm.

This project is done in partnership with YOUCAT Philippines through the support of Aid to the Church in Need. Unfortunately, relatives of the management and staff of the organizers up to the 2nd degree of affinity and consanguinity are disqualified to participate.

Best of Luck!

***All entries submitted will become the property of Communication Foundation for Asia

Multimedia Program Series on the Catholic Social Teaching (CST) of the Church


Sharing Pope Francis' vision for the youth and desire to create a generation of champions for the CST, CFA through the support of AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED will produce a series of short films explaining its 12 themes. The stories will be based on the winning entries of the accompanying DO IT DOCAT Story Writing Contest.