Engage Art Contest

$60,000 dollars in cash prizes!

Our contest is currently closed to entries. Stay tuned for more information about our winners and upcoming contests!

2021-2022 Contest Cash Prizes

$30,000 Per Category (Visual Art and Video Arts)

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How To Set Up Your Artist Page

How to Submit to the Engage Art Contest?

Contest Information

Please note: Our contest is currently closed and all submissions are in.

Stay tuned for the winners of the 2022 Engage Art Contest!

How to Enter for Free


Claim your Artist Page by registering. REGISTER NOW!

• 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 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.

• To prepare to register, gather: photo, bio, website address (if you have one), social handles, permanent contact information (where we get in touch with you if you win!), and contact information to be displayed for the public (where someone can get in touch with you to purchase art, hire you, or request an interview).


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.

  • Download app and create an account by signing in there;



Create your submission.

See “submission requirements” below for more details


Login to your Engage Art Account to complete the submission form. You can find detailed instructions in the free downloadable Engage Art eCourse. All Submissions must be uploaded by April 14, 2022, at midnight EDT.

Who Can Enter

Anyone 18 or older.

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, of any faith or doctrine—to submit original work.


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.

Topic & Scripture Inspiration

The topic is Ephesians 6:10-20. Your theme will be what you have to say about it. 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. 

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Scripture Reference:

Ephesians 6:10-20: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Submission Requirements

IMPORTANT: Do not include ANY spaces in the name of your video file, as they will not play in our gallery, and we will reject your submission. 

Please use the naming convention:


For example:              



There is no specific faith or doctrinal requirement for submissions.

Each Entrant can enter one visual artwork and one video artwork.

All entries must be family friendly.Artists from all backgrounds are welcome.

Confirmation of eligibility – All * are required for participants to be eligible.


Active Engage Art App Account* (free)

Artist bio*



Artist Statement*

Explanation of how artwork illuminates the Spiritual Battle/relates to Ephesians 6:10-20*


Art file limits: 400 mb file size limit*

Visual art–up to 5 images of ONE artwork or series*

Dimensions (for Visual Art)


All videos-up to 3 minutes*

A photo to represent your video in the online Gallery—can be cover art, a poster, or an image from the video.*

Instrumentation and Lyrics/Transcript* (for Music Videos, Film and Performing Arts Videos)

Credits for each team member

Can I Change My Entry After I Submit It? 

Typically once you press “submit,” your entry is considered final and no further edits may be made. However, if you would like to change the artwork you are submitting or edit any part of your entry, please request that we “decline” your current submission. This will remove your submitted artwork from the public gallery and from the jury’s consideration, but you will still have access to it from your Artist Profile Page. From that page, you can begin again, creating a submission.

This new submission can be for a different artwork or it can be an edited version of your current submission. This new submission would need to meet all the same contest requirements and be entered by the same contest deadline—April 14, 2022, midnight EDT. Again, you can submit a new artwork or resubmit the same one with updates. Either way, you may only have one active submission per category in the 2022 Engage Art Contest (1 in Visual Art and/or 1 in Video Arts). 

You can email to begin this process. While we try to be prompt, please allow our team up to 2 weeks during peak times. Thank you for your patience.

Engage Art App

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.

Anyone can download and use the app for free, so spread the word … and spread the Word!  

IMPORTANT: So we can verify that you are registered in the app, use the same email to register your Artist Page and the app. You WILL need to register in both places—the app (on your phone, tablet, or computer), and for your artist page on the Engage Art website.

Optional Submission Materials
  • 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
Languages Other Than English

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 must be your own original work, created solely by you and your team OR you must have permission to incorporate someone else’s copyrightable work into your submission. This includes background music. You are solely responsible for any copyright infringement. Engage Art reserves the right to request proof that your entry is your original artwork created solely by you. If you use elements that are not your original work, you must have written permission from the copyright holder to use them for this purpose, and you must include that permission when you submit.  


The artist retains all copyright to their artwork without exception and grants Engage Art the non-exclusive permissions detailed here and in the agreement. By entering this art competition, you grant Engage Art and its assigns a non-exclusive (you can use the artwork elsewhere) perpetual (ongoing) license to reproduce your artwork in a variety of formats for a variety of purposes. This includes on our website, in our app, in publications, providing these images in digital form to Engage Art hosts to share with the public in educational and ministerial materials, sharing with groups/organizations, featuring at festivals and events, etc. Artworks may be included in materials that are given away, and your artwork may be combined with other art, with design, and with text. Artworks will not be used for any other purposes than those stated here without your express permission. If your artwork is used in any of these ways, Engage Art will use its best efforts to credit or attribute your artwork to you.If any entity, including Engage Art or its assigns, wants to create a product for sale that includes your art, they will contact you and together you can determine an appropriate payment for their use of your work.

How Many Works of Art Can I Enter?

You may enter one piece of artwork in each category. Engage Art reserves the right to cap the number of entries—per person and for the contest as a whole—at a future date.

Why Might My Submission Be Rejected?

The notice you receive should tell you why your artwork was rejected. You can go back into your Artist Page and submit again, fixing any problems explained in the notice. You will be able to see and copy/paste from your original submission. 

The most common reason a submission is rejected is because the artist did not provide information about how the submission illuminates Ephesians 6:10-20.

Jurying Criteria & Process

Visit the Jurying pages on our website for details:

Jurying Process

Jurying Criteria

Cash Prizes

Engage Art Contest Cash Prizes Per Category (Visual Art & Video Arts):·      

  • $15,000 – 1st Place
  • $10,000 – 2nd Place 
  • $5,000 – 3rd Place

Submissions named as Honorable Mentions will not receive a cash prize but will receive promotion and other professional assistance for their accomplishment. 

Cash prizes can be paid by check, ACH bank deposit, or wire transfer. Cash prizes will be sent to winners within 90 days of notification and submitting all applicable paperwork. 

Winners are solely responsible for all international, federal, state, and local taxes. For winners who are not US citizens, we are required to turn over 30% of your winnings to the IRS in taxes. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States, you may be able to avoid this tax, lessen the amount we must withhold, or recover the funds.

Exposure Opportunities

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.

  • Artists whose work follow the rules of the contest will earn an Artist Page and 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, artist statement and writing about how the piece illuminates Ephesians 6:10-20, other goods and services for sale, and public contact information, including social media. All sales will take place directly between the buyer and the artist.
  • Some submissions will be showcased on our website, social media and emails.
  • We will actively invite other organizations, ministries, churches, youth groups and everyday people to contemplate the artist’s work. These groups and individuals may want the artist to create more work for them.
Terms & Conditions/Contest Rules

Our official terms and conditions page includes three documents you can review and download:

  • the official agreement to submit work
  • a “Simplified” version of the agreement that explains some of the legal language
  • a release form for team members age 17 or younger
Who Is Sponsoring This Contest and Why?

Want to know more about who is doing this and why? Visit our Who? and Why? pages in the About section of the site.