Sacred Arts Contest
The Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry wants to encourage youth and young adults to explore their creative talents and to glorify God through art, with the Annual Ukrainian Orthodox Church Sacred Arts Contest.
Part of our mission, is to provide youth and college aged young adults the opportunity to become more involved with their faith, while showcasing the talented and creative youth we have within in our Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. We want our youth to realize that having fun and utilizing creativity can be manifested in a project that shows how they correlate their life with their faith.
Provided on this page are the rules and entry information for the contest. We ask that you encourage all youth and college students to participate. Deadline for entries is December1st. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place. This year we will be focusing on visual arts. Participants may make their submission in any visual art form: drawing, painting, watercolor, computer design.
Questions about the contest may be made to the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants will be judged within their age category
Make sure to review the rules and regulations to make sure your artwork is submitted correctly.
Submitt your artwork by December 1st to email@example.com with the needed entry form.
All entrants will be on display on-line. Votes for the People's Choice will be open until December 15th. At that time our winners and runners-up will be announced.
This year the topic is the same for all age categories
Entrants will be judged within their age category.
We are utilizing our Youth Ministry theme for 2020/2021 –
‘As for my and my house, we will serve the Lord’ Joshua 24:15
Use any visual or performing art to show any of the following:
- How does your family serve the Lord?
- Where do you see God in your home?
- How does your parish serve the Lord?
- Where do you see God in your parish home?
1. Ages 6-9 Younger Children:
2. Ages 10-12 Older Children:
3. Ages 13-18 Teenagers:
4. Ages 18-22 College Aged Students:
2nd Place Winners will receive an Amazon Gift Card!
All participants will receive a small gift of thanks for their participation!
Thank you to all of our entries and winners! There are four age categories to view. Hover over each piece of art to read what the entrants parish means to them. Click on the art work for a better view! Placements are listed within the text.
2019 Judges - Thank you!
Michael Andrec - UOC Consistory Office of Archieves - Archivist
Fr. Vasyl Dovgan - Pastor, St. Nicholas UOC - Troy, NY
Natalia Honcharenko - Ukrainian History and Education Center - South Bound Brook, NJ
Vitaliy Hrytsay - Owner Vitaliy Hrytsay Business Signage - Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Symonenko - Editor - Ukrainian Orthodox Word