People in Need in the Bible

The Bible abounds with stories of countless individuals whose needs were met by their gracious God. They were not necessarily the most educated, religious, or affluent people whom God chose to receive His blessings, but rather, the ones who faithfully clung unto His grace and mercy.

This year, our theme focuses on these Biblical characters who had received God’s help and provision in times of need. We invite one and all to depict one of these many instances, and stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

Who can join?

We accept entries from all 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: 19 years and above (Open Category)

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 2020, and the judges will make their decisions after that. Top entries will be displayed at our exhibition in August!

Closing date for entries:
Singapore: 5 June 2020
Other Countries: 1 June 2020

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: 20cm by 20cm by 20cm
    • Maximum size: 75cm by 75cm by 75cm

Prizes for Colours of the Bible 2020 Competition

Update Coming Soon

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 & Conditions.

When can I submit my entry? What is the closing date?
The competition will open in early February 2020.

The closing date for submissions to The Bible Society of Singapore is 5 June 2020.

For submissions from all other countries to Singapore, the closing date is 1 June 2020.

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 artworks have been chosen to be exhibited, will be notified via email in July or early August 2020.
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 19 June 2020, 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 artworks. A “Facebook Most Likes” prize will be awarded during the opening ceremony as well.

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, participants must bear their own cost for sending their physical artworks to The Bible Society 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 the delivery costs.

Will my entries be returned?
As stipulated in our Terms & Conditions, artworks 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?
It is not compulsory, but you are highly encouraged to do so.
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.
When are the exhibition dates for 2020?
The art exhibition dates are scheduled between 15 – 30 August 2020.
Can I volunteer for Colours of the Bible?
Yes! Please contact to volunteer.

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