Engage Art Contest North America (2019-2020)

Art Contest Summary

The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art 🖼, Music Video 🎵, Film 🎞 and Performing Arts 🎭. The topic is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related verses. Download/sign-up in our mobile app, which will help you engage Scripture (including our contest topic).

The current contest runs until May 31, 2020, and is open to people 18 or older who live in North America (🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇲🇽, Central America & the Caribbean) with $100,000US in cash 💵 prizes!

2019-2020 Contest Cash Prizes

$25,000 Per Category (Visual Art, Music Video, Film and Performing Arts)

$10,000

1ST PLACE

$5,000

2ND PLACE

$3,000

3RD PLACE

$1,000

7 RUNNERS-UP

  • Register in our contest submission portal where you submit images of your visual art and digital versions of your music video, short film or performing arts video.
  • Submit
    • One entry in each category per artist.
    • Entering is free.
    • Return to the contest submission portal at any time before the deadline to work on your entry. We receive your entry after you finalize it in the portal.

The submission portal and the Engage Art App are separate platforms with separate purposes.

The submission portal (Submittable) is where you submit your entry to the contest.

The Engage Art App is for Scripture engagement, to keep you up to date on the contest, and to provide ongoing encouragement and professional development. It gives you advantages in the contest, including an automatic bump (25-30%) in your jurying score for verified users.

IMPORTANT: So we can verify that you are registered in the app, use the same email to register in both places.

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.

  • These artists will be rated “distinguished” and will have a page dedicated to their submission in our online gallery.
  • On these pages, we include information provided on the submission form, including: bio, submitted artwork, other goods and services for sale, and contact information. All sales will take place directly between the buyer and the artist.
  • Some submissions will be showcased on our website and in our social media.
  • We will actively seek to reach other organizations, ministries, churches, youth groups and everyday people who can be influenced by the artist’s work. These groups and individuals may want the artist to create more of it for them.

Want to know more about who is doing this and why? Watch the video below and visit our About page.

The Engage Art Contest seeks to mine the deep vein of artistic creativity around a scriptural theme that is both laser-focused 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.

Engage Art creates a space for artists to express their vision of the Spiritual Battle, inviting all artists in North America to reflect on this critical spiritual dynamic during our 2019-2020 contest. There is NO requirement to use war imagery. Engage Art will gather work that can illuminate, inform, and inspire the world—and perhaps enhance the artists’ spiritual journey, as well.

Anyone 18 or older who lives in North America (🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇲🇽, Central America & the Caribbean).

Anyone younger than 18 can be part of a team, as long as:

  • they have permission from their parent or guardian.
  • there is at least one team member 18 or older to act as the legal Entrant.

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.

If you will be using words—spoken or written—in a language other than English, please provide a written English translation. For any video submissions (Performing Arts, Music Video, and Film) that include a language other than English, please provide two versions of your video—one with English subtitles and one without.

  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Artist bio
  • Images of your visual art and digital versions of your music video, short film or performing arts video. Art file limits: 400 mb file size limit; visual art–up to 5 images; all videos-up to 5 minutes.
  • Title, Medium/Genre, Dimensions (for Visual Art), Instrumentation and Lyrics (for Music Videos) and Description
  • Explanation of how artwork illuminates the Spiritual Battle/relates to Ephesians 6:10-20
  • Credits for each team member
  • Company/Organization
  • Website
  • Bios of each team member
  • Online link to video for all video submissions
  • Poster art or cover art image for all video submissions
  • Purchase information for entry or a copy of it
  • Other goods or services for sale
  • Contact information to get more information or purchase

Visit jurying criteria page for details.

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