Our pilot program with its own prize budget will run in North and South Carolina, USA, through September 2018. The full international program will follow in 2019.

The artwork you submit must be your own original work, created solely by you and your team. It may not be a copy of someone else’s work. It may not include material that is copyrightable by anyone else except as allowed under the “Fair Use Doctrine.” You are solely responsible for any copyright infringement. We reserve 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. For instance, if you make a video that tells a story, or a video of a dance, you will probably include some music.
Did you or a member of your team write and perform the music? If not, you need the permission of the copyright holder. There are several online sources for music that can be easily licensed or free to use through the Creative Commons license, such as:

No. There is no entry fee. Engage Art Contest has free submission.

“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.”

Ephesians 6:10-20 (NIV)

We will consider artworks and rank them based on:

  • Ability to engage around the themes in Ephesians 6:10-20 and the degree of impact of the artwork on the audience (50%)
  • Artistic quality (50%)
    • creative interpretation
    • command of the medium used/technical skill

Jurying will be by a group of professionals and educators involved in the fields of visual art, music, filmmaking, and ministry.

Artists may enter as many artworks as they like in as many categories as they like. Each artwork is considered a separate entry. Engage Art reserves the right to cap the number of entries at a future date. There are no restrictions to the number of categories an artist can submit work into, of works they can submit, or prizes they can win.

Review and download all the terms and conditions / contest rules by clicking here.

Carolinas Contest Cash Prizes Per Category:

  • 1st Place – $3,500
  • 2nd Place – $1,700
  • 3rd Place – $850
  • Runner-ups (seven total) – $350

International Contest Cash Prizes Per Category:

  • 1st Place – $15,500
  • 2nd Place – 7,000
  • 3rd Place – $3,000
  • Runner-ups (seven total) – $1,200

Cash prizes can be paid through PayPal or other commonly used and accepted money transfer application or by a check mailed to the winners within 30 days of the notification of winning and all applicable paperwork being submitted.

Winners shall be solely responsible for all international, federal, state, and local taxes.

The artist retains all copyright to their artwork without exception, but grants Engage Art the non-exclusive permissions below.

By entering this art competition, you grant Engage Art and its assigns a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of 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.

No, not all people can submit art. Employees of Engage Art are not eligible to participate. All entrants must be 18 or over. Engage Art reserves the right to bar any team or individuals from the competition and program. To enter, artists must agree to these conditions and abide by these rules.

Yes, all entrants need to download the Engage Art Contest mobile app, register your name and email, and stay connected with it (at least until we announce the winners for the competition). Through it, we will send you updates about the contest, video clips from our Engage Art Show, and scripture encouragement.

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