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 theme of our contest is the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related verses. You can develop your artwork to illuminate any part of the Ephesians passage or any other Scripture, as long as you can relate it back to that passage in some way. There is no requirement to use war imagery.

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, providing both our offense and our defense, critical information, a playbook, inspiration, direction, sanctuary, and fortification.

Artists from all backgrounds have taken inspiration from the Christian Scriptures for millennia, and this contest is for anyone who’s interested in using the arts to engage the themes around the Spiritual Battle. The current contest is open to everyone in North America, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, all the Central American countries and the islands in the Caribbean. It will run from June 1, 2019, to midnight on May 31, 2020.

We invite everyone—novice to professional—to submit original work. Each Artist may enter one entry in each category. Entering is free. Ten (10) winners in each category will receive cash prizes. Many more artists will receive ongoing promotion. The artwork you submit may be used to help others understand and reflect on the Spiritual Battle, their own lives, and Scripture. To enter, download the free Engage Art Contest mobile app, register with the same name and email you will use to enter the contest, and stay connected throughout the contest and jurying period. Through the app, you will be offered ongoing artistic and spiritual nourishment, inspiration to help seed your creative work, and contest updates.

Total cash prizes of $100,000 will be awarded in the 2019-2020 Engage Art Contest in North America. There are also significant exposure opportunities for all entrants who follow the contest guidelines. These artists will be rated “distinguished” and will have a page dedicated to their submission on our site, where they can offer that work as well as other goods and services for sale and drive traffic to their own websites. All sales will take place directly between the buyer and the artist. Some entries and artists will be showcased on our website and in our social media. In addition, we will actively seek to reach other organizations, ministries, churches, youth groups, and everyday people who can be influenced by what you create and may want you to create more of it for them. All exposure opportunities are free.

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

Anyone 18 or over, anywhere in North America can enter.

Artists who took part in the 2018 Carolinas contest will have to re-submit entries to be entered into the 2019 North America continental contest. Younger people 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 over to act as the legal Entrant.

Languages other than English:

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 (including 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.

Submissions Must Include:

  • Contact information and confirmation of eligibility
  • An artist bio
  • Art files (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

Optional submission information includes: 

  • 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, and contact information to get more information or purchase
Jurying Criteria
Terms and Conditions / Contest Rules

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