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Virtual High School Festival

Keep practicing! Our High School Festival will be virtual to eliminate health concerns and provide a safe experience.

students playing strings

art entry

High school students across the country are invited to be a part of our High School Festival. This year submissions will be submitted online as videos or files.

Students can compete in both individual and group fine arts competitions and receive judging with feedback from BJU faculty and staff.

Students participating in the preaching and teaching categories will receive feedback from BJU religion and ministry faculty.

Get notified when registration opens

Have questions? Email the Welcome Center.


Group Registration Open — Oct. 12

Individual Registration Open — Nov. 2

Submissions Accepted — Nov. 2–20

Awards Livestream — Dec. 4

• Including faculty masterclasses


$35 per student (covers all entries)

$10 per student (if only doing group categories)



  • Brass
  • Classical Guitar
  • Harp
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Classical Piano
  • Sacred Piano
  • String
  • Voice
  • Woodwind


  • Small Vocal Ensemble (2–6)
  • Large Vocal Ensemble (7–16)
  • Choir (17+)
  • Brass Ensemble (4+)
  • Handbell Ensemble (4+)
  • Percussion Ensemble (4–12)
  • Piano Ensemble (2–4)
  • String Ensemble (2–9)
  • Woodwind Ensemble (2–9)

Performance (Solo)

Acting (Group)

Original Oratory (Solo)

Playwriting (Solo)


  • Lettering/Calligraphy (pen and ink, brush and ink)
  • Drawing (pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, pastel)
  • Painting (oil, acrylic)
  • Painting (gouache, watercolor)
  • Printmaking (linoleum, woodcut, etching, drypoint, serigraphy)
  • Mixed Media (combinations of media)


  • Ceramics (fired pottery)
  • Crafts (felting, book arts, macramé, weaving, appliqué, basketry, batik, etc.)
  • Sculpture (clay, wood, stone, etc.)
  • Textile/Apparel


  • Single original black-and-white or color photograph




Preaching (men)

Teaching (women)

student preaching

student performing