• You will be able to come back and change this information at any time.
• The earlier you claim your Artist Page, the better.
• Your Artist Page will go LIVE on the Engage Art website after you have submitted your work to the contest and our staff has reviewed it to make sure it follows the rules of the contest.
• You will create your Login as part of this step. You will need this Login to alter your Artist Page and to enter your contest submission.
Create an account on the Engage Art app (a requirement for contestants) to stay up to date on all the latest news!
Register for the app account using the same email address as you do for your Engage Art Artist Page.
Create your submission.
See ‘submission requirements’ below for more details
The 2020-2021 Worldwide Engage Art Contest has two categories:
• Visual Art includes all 2-D and 3-D artwork. Including painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, etc
• Video Arts includes any work presented in a video format, including music videos, film, animation, performing arts, spoken word, dance, etc.
Anyone 18 or older.
Anyone younger than 18 can be part of a team, as long as:
Artists from all backgrounds have taken inspiration from Christian Scriptures for millennia. This contest is for anyone interested in using the arts to engage the themes around the Spiritual Battle. We invite everyone—novice to professional—to submit original work.
Every Engage Art Contest has centered around Ephesians 6:10-20, commonly known as the Spiritual Battle passage. Engage Art creates a space for artists to express their vision of the Spiritual Battle, inviting all artists to reflect on this critical spiritual dynamic.
Submissions can focus on the Spiritual Battle itself, or on any part of this set of verses (truth, righteousness, etc). Artists can draw inspiration from any Scripture, as long as they can relate it back to Ephesians 6:10-20. Using battle imagery is not required.
The Engage Art Contest recognizes the power of the arts to communicate important concepts. We seek to direct the focus of that artistic creativity toward a scriptural theme that is both laser-focused, universal, and eternal. The Spiritual Battle has raged from before recorded history until the present moment. Humans play a critical and sometimes unwitting part in this confrontation between Good and Evil. The Word of God is meant to aid us in this endeavor. His Word provides both our offense and our defense, critical information, a playbook, inspiration, direction, sanctuary, and fortification.
The topic is Ephesians 6:10-20. Your theme will be what you have to say about it. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
The Engage Art App is for Scripture engagement, to keep you up to date on the contest, and to provide ongoing encouragement and growth. You are required to have an active Engage Art App (free!) to take part in the contest.
IMPORTANT: So we can verify that you are registered in the app, use the same email to register your Artist Page and the app.
If you use words—spoken or written—in a language other than English, please provide a written transcript in the original language as well as an English translation. For any video submissions (Performing Arts, Music Video, and Film) that include a language other than English, please include English subtitles.
The artwork you submit may be used to help others understand and reflect on the Spiritual Battle, their own lives, and Scripture.
There are significant exposure opportunities for all entrants who follow the contest guidelines. All exposure opportunities are free.
Our official terms and conditions page includes three documents you can review and download:
Curious? Interested in submitting artwork to our contest? Know someone who might be? Through April 14th, 2022, the Engage Art Contest is open to the whole world! Get your foot in the door by claiming your Artist Page now!