Bible Art Fest Challenge

About the Bible Art Fest Challenge

Bible art fest challenge is a national wide online competition which is part of the Youth engagement program. The fest will expose the masses to the Bible as it provides the youth and upcoming artists a platform to showcase their God given talent and an opportunity to voice out on daily issues facing young people & the country at large.

The bigger idea of the fest is to communicate the relevance of the Bible on daily issues of life.

Duration: runs from October to November.

Main idea: Artists will be mandated to craft their composition around daily issues facing young people & the country at large under the following themes:
Mental health| Abortion| Self Esteem | Creation/Nature/Environment | Social justice| Gender based violence| Leadership| Mindset change| Sexuality| Corruption|Covid-19| Early/Forced/Child marriage| Rape.

Entry requirements for the Bible Art Fest Challenge

  1. Participant (s) should be aged 15 – 35.
  2. Participant (s) can be sole artists or a group.
  3. Entry in poetry and scripture recital is sole, while a maximum of 5 people will be eligible for entry in music and dance.
  4. Participants must subscribe to one of the BYC’s in all the four different cities (Mzuzu, Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Zomba).
  5. Participants  in Bible Art Fest Challenge should agree, accept, and be bound by the terms & conditions of the Art fest challenge. Decisions of Bible Society of Malawi BIYA organizers will be final and binding in all matters.
  6. Free of charge.

Procedures for the Bible Art Fest Challenge

  1. Every category is standalone.
  2. Participants will send unedited video of their act for nomination. The composition must be original to the participant (except for dance category) and address any one of the given themes.
  3. Dance category can use a gospel song/instrumental of their choice.
  4. Videos must not exceed 1minute except for dance which can be a maximum of 2 minutes.
  5. All video files for nomination can be sent through “We transfer” to biya@biblesociety-malawi.org. Alternatively, files can be sent on WhatsApp to 0883508912.
  6. A selected panel of Judges for each category will vet and nominate a maximum of 20 best acts per category for the final phase.
  7. Organizers will upload on BIYA facebook page the nominated acts for public voting, one category per week.
  8. Voters should like or follow BIYA facebook page.
  9. The voting process will run and be open for three days before the winner is announced.
  10. The public will vote for an act of their choice by liking the artwork.
  11. The top 3 artworks with many votes and judges’ approval will be awarded.
  12. Awards for the Bible Art Fest Challenge will be given weekly at a Bible Society office closer to the receipt.
  13. Participants will have to like and follow our social pages.

Judging creteria

Category           TOTAL - 100%
Poetry Relevance to the theme 20% Creativity/Style and Originality 30% Coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) 10% Clarity of imagery and language 10% Scripture Application 30%  
Music Relevance of a music piece to the theme 15% Vocals (vocal technique, Rhythm & tempo) 25% Expression (performer can express the meaning and mood of the song) 20% Showmanship (stage/performance area management, dressing & entertainment value 10% Scripture Application 30%  
Scripture recital Relevance to the theme 15% Creativity/Style 40% Coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) 15% Clarity of imagery and language 30%    
Dance Relevance of the selected music piece 15% Footwork 10% Costume and presentation 15% Facial expressions and body language 20% Choreography (technical nuances) 20%   Overall Clarity and Impact 20%

Awards

The first three (3) winners will be announced weekly.

A. The first winner will  get
I. shopping voucher
II. NLT study Bible.
III. Bible Youth Advocate (BIYA) Golf shirt.
IV. 15GB general data Airtel/Tnm.

B. The second winner will get
I. NLT study Bible.
II. Bible Youth Advocates (BIYA) Golf shirt.
III. 10 GB of general data Airtel/Tnm.

C. The third winner will get

I. NLT study Bible.
II. Bible Youth Advocates (BIYA) Golf shirt.
III. 6GB of general data Airtel/Tnm.

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