Call for Student Artists

Others Imagining Initiative (OII) Juried Art Competition: Refiguring the Biblical

Promoting greater inclusion and understanding through art that refigures dominant biblical characters and tropes by representing people of color.

Basic Submission Guidelines:

Entries should illustrate one biblical text (which could include portraits, narrative scenes, or other hybrid forms). There is no restriction regarding the theme, but the characters depicted should be identifiable as people of color. Artwork should be 2D and the size of the work should not exceed maximum 40” on any dimension or minimum of 8”. Selected finalists will need to deliver the artwork to be shown in the Refiguring the Biblical exhibition and thus be eligible for the prize (see Competition Details for full guidelines).

There is no entry fee.

Online submission of digital images of artwork will be open until October 12, 2017.


Open to illustration, photography, graphic design and fine arts students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or within 2 years of graduation.


A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the top artwork selected by the jury.

A prize of $500 will go to the artwork voted as the People’s Choice.

Additional prizes for finalists may be announced.

Please consult the Competition Details page for information about the jury and more details.