Religious Art Awards :: Entry Guidelines


Any artist, craftsperson, designer, architect, or other person responsible for the original work of art (including any religious or community organization) may enter regardless of project location (worldwide), project size, budget, or style. To be eligible, an entry must be an original work of fine art/craft related to liturgy or sacred art completed since January 2015. Series of works such as a group of stained glass windows in one space may be submitted as a single entry.

Project authorship will remain concealed throughout jury deliberations. If authorship is revealed on any portion of the submission including photos, plans, or narrative the entry will be disqualified.

All submissions must have owner’s consent for entry.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on originality of design and concept and appropriateness for sacred spaces. Works will be judged in the context of their purpose.

You will need to provide:

1. Project Description

There will be a space provided on the awards submission website entry form to describe the project. Described client needs, design challenges, art/design strategy, execution, and cost if applicable. Project descriptions are a maximum of 2,500 characters (this includes spaces).

2. Photographs (maximum of 18)

Photographs will be uploaded on the awards submission website. Photographs must be in JPEG format and a maximum of 2 MB each. At minimum, your photographs must include a minimum of two (2) and maximum of eighteen (18) photographs and/or drawings showing the work in overall form and detail.