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  • These are the pieces of art created by the 2020 winner Braydon Letsinger.

    McInteer Art Competition

    2020 Winner Braydon Letsinger

The College of Bible & Ministry is pleased to announce the second annual McInteer Art Competition. This year’s theme is the four Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Students are asked to design a series of four large art pieces (approx. 4 ft x 5 ft) inspired by these Prophets. When crafting a design, the artist should draw on the rich imagery, theological themes, and poetic language from within these four books, but there are no set images or passages that must be included.

Any 2D media are welcomed (painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and digital art). Be bold with the art concept as you contemporize this historic tradition. Think how both the idea and look of it will age. Will the concept and visual language still communicate effectively in 20 years?

To enter, submit four small-scale (8" x 10") designs of the proposals created digitally or by hand. The designs are a small-scale version of the final images and should be detailed enough to demonstrate your artistic vision. Students must email all four designs to the Aesthetics Committee at as a JPG or PDF by April 16, 2021.

The winner will be announced April 26, 2021 and receive a $1500 cash prize. The pieces will be added to the collection of the McInteer Bible and World Missions Building and exhibited there.

Competition Details

Three finalists will be selected to advance to the second round of jurying. During this round, the portfolio and previous work of each of the three finalists may be requested for the committee's review.

The final winner will receive $1500 upon completion of the final series and up to $500 to cover the cost of supplies. The student will have three months to complete the project — four panels (each 48 x 60 in).

The Aesthetics committee will evaluate designs based on criteria including:

  • How well they reflect the themes and theological emphases of the individual Major Prophets
  • The incorporation of multiple images from each Prophet
  • Aesthetic qualities (e.g., elegance, balance, and harmony)
  • Demonstration of creativity and originality
  • Interesting and engaging design

Judging Criteria

The Aesthetics committee will evaluate designs based on the following criteria:

  • Would these designs harmonize and relate to the space (McInteer 349)?
  • Do the designs reflect the historical symbolism and artistic tradition of the living creatures?
  • Do the designs reflect the themes and theological emphases of the four Gospels?
  • Do the designs utilize effective design principles and demonstrate strong craftsmanship?
  • Are the designs elegant, balanced, and harmonious?
  • Do the designs demonstrate creativity and originality?
  • Are the designs interesting and engaging?

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