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Our Sunday Visitor Institute
200 Noll Plaza
Huntington, IN 46750


The OSV Innovation Challenge is a search for Catholic innovators with world-changing ideas, culminating in three final prizes of $100,000 each.


  • Multi-round challenge intended to discover new ideas from Catholics around the world

  • Project grants of $100,000 given to 3 prize winners to carry out innovative projects

  • Projects can include art endeavors, ministry models, business and community plans, etc.

  • This is the inaugural year of the OSV Innovation Challenge, with plans to host the contest every year


  • Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic Creatives designed the contest and will run operations

  • Team includes:

    • Jason Shanks (OSV Institute President)

    • Joe Wilkert (OSV Publishing President)

    • Marcellino D’Ambrosio (Catholic Creatives Co-Founder)

    • Anthony D’Ambrosio (Catholic Creatives Co-Founder)

    • Augusta D’Ambrosio (Catholic Creatives staff)

    • Courtney Kiolbassa (Catholic Creatives staff)


  • Applications open August 5, 2019

  • Round One Applications close December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

  • Final round of Contest ends at the Catholic Creatives Summit, April 30 - May 3, 2020


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