Competition

Colours of the Bible 2019

Hope and Promises in the Bible

The Bible is an embodiment of many things to different people, but one of the fundamentals of our faith is the promise of hope. This year, our theme focuses around Biblical hope, a steadfast anchor that we cling onto, as God faithfully promises to deliver His people through times of tribulation with His divine good.

Calling all participants from Singapore, Israel and beyond – join us in using visual art to depict the various instances of hope and promises in the Bible, and stand to win attractive prizes!

The Facebook Most Likes Competition Winner will walk away with a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Fun Combo Pack Ice Blue Instant Camera (inclusive of 3 Film packs) worth $159!

Special Mention prizes will also be given away to selected participants.

Who can join?

We accept entries from all different countries! Our categories are based on the following age groups:

  • Category 1: 7 years and under
  • Category 2: 8-12 years
  • Category 3: 13-18 years
  • Category 4: Open Category (19 years and above)

What kind of art can I do?

We accept the following types of artworks:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Sculptures
  • Crafts & textiles
  • Scripture Calligraphy

When can I submit my artwork?

We’re accepting entries from February to June 2019, and the judges will make their decisions after that. Top entries will be displayed at our exhibition in August!

Closing date for entries:
Singapore: 7 June 2019
Other Countries: 3 June 2019

What size should my artwork be?

  • 2D items (e.g. paintings, drawings, Scripture calligraphy, etc.)
    • Minimum size: 21cm by 29.7cm (A4 size)
    • Maximum size: 100cm by 70cm
    • Note: A3 size and above is recommended
  • 3D items (e.g. sculpture and some forms of mixed media)
    • Minimum size: 20 cm by 20 cm by 20 cm
    • Maximum size: 75cm by 75cm by 75cm

Prizes for Colours of the Bible 2019 Competition

Category 1

  • 1st Prize:
    • Studio MiuArt – One Session Art Class
    • S.E.A. Aquarium One – Day Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
  • 2nd Prize:
    • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Paint Brush Pen Set 12, Half Pans
    • Faber-Castell Colour Grip Watercolour Pencil – 48 Colours
    • Faber Castell Water Brush Medium
  • 3rd Prize:
    • Derwent Artists Colour Pencil Set 36col Tin

Category 2

  • 1st Prize:
    • Universal Studios Singapore – Season Passes (6 months) for 2 adults & 1 child
  • 2nd Prize:
    • Friends of the Gardens – Family Membership (1 year) for 2 adults/ seniors & up to 3 children aged 3-12 years old
  • 3rd Prize:
    • ArtScience Museum: All-Access Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
      • Future World: Where Art Meets Science
      • Wonderland
      • Floating Utopias

Category 3

  • 1st Prize:
    • Nintendo Switch (Blue Red) Console
  • 2nd Prize:
    • Fujifilm SQ20 Instax Square Instant Camera – Beige
  • 3rd Prize:
    • Wacom Intuos Small Bluetooth, WCM-CTL-4100WL (Black)

Category 4

  • 1st Prize:
    • Turkish Airlines Return Air Ticket Singapore to Israel
  • 2nd Prize:
    • Insta360 One X Action Camera
  • 3rd Prize:
    • GoPro Hero7 (white) + Samsung MB-MP32GA/APC 32GB MircoSD card 95MB/s EVO with SD adaptor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up?
You may click here to register for the art competition.

Following registration, attach the registration acknowledgement to your artwork. Submit your artwork to the Bible Society of Singapore via mail, or bring it to us.

For full submission regulations, please read our terms and conditions.

Where can I find more information about the theme?
Click here to learn more about the Hopes and Promises in the Bible!

If you need more information, you can research this with your family and seek guidance from your local religious leaders.

You can also contact us if you require any further clarifications.

When can I submit my entry? What is the closing date?
The competition opens on 15 Feb 2019.

The closing date for submissions to The Bible Society of Singapore is 7 June 2019.

For submissions from all other countries to Singapore, the closing date is 3 June 2019.

Can I mail in my artwork?
Yes, you may mail us your artwork. The organisers will not be responsible for any damage caused during postage/mailing.

Please be sure to have your package reach us by the closing dates.

How much does it cost to enter?
Participation in the competition is free of charge!
How do I find out the results of the competition?
Winners, and artists whose art pieces are selected to be exhibited, will be notified via email in July or August 2019.
Can I vote for a winner?
You may “Like” entries posted on our Facebook page. The winner of the picture with the most likes by 28 June 2019, 1600h (GMT + 8) will win the “Facebook Most Likes” prize.
How many entries am I allowed?
You may submit as many pieces as you like. However, each participant is entitled to one prize per category only.
What prizes are available?
There are 3 top prizes for each category.

Special Mention prizes will also be awarded to artists with outstanding art pieces and there is also a “Facebook Most Likes” prize.

Is there an age limit?
We accept participants of all ages. Please check which category you fall under.
Can someone outside of Singapore participate?
Yes, we are able to accept entries from other countries. However, the participants must bear their own cost for sending the physical entry to the Bible House in Singapore. (The Organisers will not be responsible for any damage caused during postage/mailing.)

If selected as a winning entry, participants will have to collect their prizes personally or bear any shipping/delivery costs.

Will my entries be returned?
As stipulated in our Terms & Conditions, art pieces will not be returned. The Organisers will not be liable for any loss or damage to the artworks submitted.
Does my entry have to be framed?
No, you do not have to frame your artwork.
What is the Colours of the Bible Exhibition?
The Colours of the Bible exhibition is a yearly exhibition where selected competition artworks are featured for public viewing. An Opening Ceremony and workshops have also been held as part of past exhibitions.
How do I know if my entry will be exhibited?
Winners and artists of art pieces selected to be exhibited will be notified via email in July or August 2019.
When are the exhibition dates for 2019?
The art exhibition dates are scheduled between 17 – 31 August 2019.
Can I volunteer for Colours of the Bible?
Yes! Please contact volunteer@bible.org.sg to volunteer.

Have questions not listed above? Email them to colours@bible.org.sg