Terms and Conditions

Categories & Prizes

Cat 1: Under 7 yrs
Cat 2: 8-12 yrs
Cat 3: 13-18 yrs
Cat 4: Open Category (19 yrs and above)

  • Participants may submit more than one entry, but each participant is restricted to one prize per category. No shared/group entries are allowed (i.e. each entry is registered under only one name/person). 
  • The top three winners in each category from both Singapore and Israel will receive attractive prizes. There will also be special mention awards for outstanding artworks. Prizes for country winners may differ.
  • Please note that submitted artworks will not be returned. Submitted artworks and their designs may be used to promote and support the mission work of The Bible Society of Singapore.

Accepted Artworks

Theme & Judging

  • All artwork must depict the stipulated theme: Families in the Bible.
  • Submitted artwork must be original in concept and execution. As this is a competition, any entry which plagiarises other artwork or contains defamatory, violent, infringing, indecent or unlawful material that violates local and international laws and regulations will be disqualified.
  • Judging of the artworks will be based on the following criteria:
    • Creativity & Originality
    • Exploration of Theme
    • Artistic Quality (including technique, execution & composition)
    • Overall Impression of the artwork
  • A special panel of judges, including practising artists, curators and representatives from the organising parties, will be formed.


  • We accept the following types of artworks: painting/drawing, sculpture, craft, textile and Scripture calligraphy. Submitted entries must be original, physical artworks.
    • Paintings/drawings: Common mediums include acrylic, batik, Chinese brush, collage, crayon, ink, mixed media, oil and watercolour.
    • Sculptures, craft, textiles and mixed media submissions: Entries must use non-perishable and non-toxic materials.
    • Scripture calligraphy:
      • Artworks must use a minimum of FOUR (4) colours, including the colour of calligraphy text and any other design and illustration elements (but not including background colour of paper medium).
      • Participants may use a word, phrase, sentence or entire Scripture verse(s) in their artwork. Please indicate in your registration form the scripture verse and translation from which your work is based (e.g. Genesis 2:24 (Hebrew Bible), Deuteronomy 6:7 (Good News Translation) or Joshua 24:15 (Chinese Union Version)).
      • Participants may use either Hebrew, English or Mandarin for their calligraphy text.
      • We do not accept calligraphy text that is computer-generated or digitally-assisted. Calligraphy portions on submitted artworks must be handwritten.
  • We regret that digital art/media and photography are not allowed in our competition. Artworks involving digital artwork, photography and digital manipulation are also not allowed.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions with regards to your artwork/medium. The organisers reserve the right to refuse participation to entries at its discretion.

Artwork Size

  • 2D items (e.g. paintings, drawings, Scripture calligraphy, etc.)
    • Minimum size: 42cm by 29.7cm (A3 size)
    • Maximum size: 100cm by 70cm
  • 3D items (e.g. sculpture and some forms of mixed media)
    • Minimum size: 30 cm by 30 cm by 30 cm
    • Maximum size: 80cm by 80cm by 80cm

Registration & Submission Process

Closing date for entries:
22 June 2017
Israel: 12 June 2017

  • We accept participants from all countries. Physical artworks need to be sent to Singapore. (Participants from Israel can send their works to The Bible Society in Israel.)
  • Please register HERE with your complete particulars. Registration is free.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement by email within a day. Please print out the registration acknowledgement that you receive and submit it together with your artwork. (We regret that entries without the printed registration acknowledgement will not be received.)
  • Note: By registering, you agree to abide by the Terms & Conditions of this competition. 

All International and Singaporean Participants (except Israel)

  • All entries have to be submitted with a printed registration acknowledgement by 22 June 2017.
  • Please note our operating hours and drop them off at:
    • During Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
      The Bible Society of Singapore
      Level 4 Bible House (7 Armenian Street, S179932)
    • After Office Hours (only available during the hours listed below)
      [email protected] (Bookstore)
      Level 1 Bible House (7 Armenian Street, S179932)

      • Mon: 6pm-7pm
      • Tue: 6pm-8pm
      • Wed-Fri: 6pm-7pm
      • Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
  • If you would like to submit your entry by mail, please send to: The Bible Society of Singapore, Bible House, 7 Armenian St, Level 4, Singapore 179932 (The Organisers will not be responsible for any damage caused during mailing.)

Israeli Participants and Residents

  • All entries have to be submitted with a printed registration acknowledgement by 10 June 2017.
  • Please note our operating hours and drop them off at:
    • The Bible Society in Israel
      PO 44, Jaffa Street 17, Jerusalem 91000, Israel
      Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am to 5pm; Fri: 9am to 1pm
  • You can also submit your entry by email at the above address. (The organisers will not be responsible for any damage caused during mailing.)

Other Rules & Regulations


  • Any entry which is incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible, or not received by closing date will be disqualified. The Organisers reserve the sole right to disqualify any entry which does not comply with the criteria stipulated in these Terms & Conditions or otherwise deemed ineligible by the organisers.
  • The Organisers will not be liable for the loss or damage of any entries. We seek your cooperation to transport your entries in the best packaging to avoid damage.


  • All entries will not be returned to artists and are deemed property of The Bible Society of Singapore . The artists may be deemed to have donated their creative works to the Bible Society’s mission work.
  • Submitted artworks and their designs may be used to promote and support the mission work of The Bible Society of Singapore. Full credit and acknowledgement will be given to the artists, except in situations where it is not reasonably feasible. The Bible Society of Singapore will have the full copyright of all entries and publicity work generated during the exhibition. 


  • The Organisers reserve the right at any time, to cancel or modify the art competition/exhibition or substitute, withdraw, or cancel any prize without prior notice, without having to disclose any reason therefore, and without compensation whatsoever.
  • The Organisers reserve the right not to award any prize, or to award one or more but not all of the prizes. The decision of the Organisers shall be final and no correspondence will be entertained.
  • Prizes not claimed will be forfeited at the sole and absolute discretion of the Organisers.
  • The Organisers may exercise their sole discretion to use the winners’ details, identification, artwork, image and captions related to the art competition (in compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act) for the purpose of marketing, publicity and announcements, without incurring any charges.