Engage Art Contest

$60,000 dollars in cash prizes!

Entries accepted until April 14th, 2022

Set up your free artist page now to get started!

2021-2022 Contest Cash Prizes

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

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Contest Information

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 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.

  • 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 Engage Art eCourse.


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.

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—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!

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.

IMPORTANT: So we can verify that you are registered in the app, use the same email to register your Artist Page and the app.

Submission Requirements
  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Age*
  • Active Engage Art App Account* (free)
  • Artist bio
  • Images of your visual art and digital versions of your video.
  • Art file limits: 400 mb file size limit*
  • Visual art–up to 5 images*
  • 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.*
  • Title
  • Medium/Genre
  • Dimensions (for Visual Art)
  • Instrumentation and Lyrics/Transcript (for Music Videos, Film and Performing Arts Videos)
  • Artist Statement
  • Explanation of how artwork illuminates the Spiritual Battle/relates to Ephesians 6:10-20
  • Credits for each team member
  • There is no specific faith or doctrinal requirement for submissions
  • Artists from all backgrounds are welcome
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
Jurying Criteria

Visit the Jurying Criteria page for details.

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.

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 and in our social media.
  • 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 that contestants agree to when they submit their work. 
  • a “Simplified” version of the agreement that explains some of the legalese in language that is easier to understand.
  • 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.

Submit Your Artwork Today!

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!