presents

The Laudamus Award 2024

for Sacred Art

supported by John J. Studzinski CBE

First Prize Winner will Receive £25,000

Christian Art presents the 2024 Laudamus Competition. This prestigious award is a testament to the profound impact of sacred art as a means of praising God in the modern world. In a landscape where contemporary expression meets timeless spirituality, the Laudamus Award seeks to honour artists who skillfully capture the essence of Christian themes, transcending traditional boundaries and embracing diverse styles.

Dear Artists,

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Laudamus Award, an opportunity for today’s creative minds to express their faith, devotion, and spirituality through the powerful medium of art. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur, we invite you to share your unique vision of Christian themes, stories, symbols or saints.

We encourage artists to explore the depth and breadth of Christian faith, drawing inspiration from sacred texts, historical events, saints, and the profound teachings of Christianity. Your artwork can embrace a variety of styles and mediums – from traditional paintings and sculptures to digital art and mixed media. This award not only celebrates artistic proficiency but also acknowledges the profound connection between art and worship. Through a careful selection process, the Laudamus Award recognises the ability of artists to inspire, uplift, and invite contemplation on the divine.

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

Open to artists of all levels, ages, faiths and backgrounds. One entry per person.

Prize

First Prize Winner will receive £25,000

Deadline

All submissions must be received by 1 May 2024

Artwork Specifications

Submissions can encompass a wide range of Christian themes, such as biblical narratives, saints, Christian symbolism, or contemporary reflections on faith.

Artists are encouraged to explore creativity in their chosen mediums – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital art, and more.

How to submit

Please visit our dedicated submission page to enter the competition. 

Include a brief artist statement that reflects the spiritual inspiration behind your artwork. 

Please include one or more high quality photographs showing your artwork. The images will be used.

By submitting your images for the competition, you grant us the right to use and showcase your artwork on our website for promotional and archival purposes. Rest assured, proper attribution will always be provided. Thank you for contributing to the beauty and spirit of our event.

As you submit your works of art, consider adding a weblink to your website if you have one. Let your art be a doorway into your creative universe where you share your artistic story, and even offer enthusiasts the chance to purchase a piece of your vision into their homes. A simple link can turn your submission into an interactive engagement with our readers. Inspire, engage, and perhaps, let your art find a new home.

Happy Creating!

Why Participate?

Celebrate Your Faith:

Submissions can encompass a wide range of Christian themes, such as biblical narratives, saints, Christian symbolism, or contemporary reflections on faith.

Are you an artist with a passion for Christian themes and a brush in hand, or perhaps a budding visionary ready to bring your spiritual reflections to life? Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur, we invite you to illuminate the sacred through your art. Join us in celebrating the diversity of Christian creativity.

Connect with a Community:

Join a community of like-minded artists and art enthusiasts who share a passion for sacred art.

Your art will be seen by our community of over 90,000 daily readers and wider press coverage.

Showcase Your Talent:

Gain exposure and recognition for your work through our online gallery and social media platforms. Our distinguished panel of judges may select a number of entries to be displayed on the Christian Art website.

Please note that not all entries will be displayed, and submitting an entry to Christian Art does not guarantee it will be seen on Christian Art’s website. 

Inspire Others:

Your brushstroke, your sculpted form, your lens capturing a moment—these are not mere artworks. They are vessels of faith, potential messengers of faith, hope and love. By submitting your Christian artwork, you’re not just showcasing your talent, you’re evangelising. Each piece becomes a visual sermon, a testament to the profound stories and truths that transcend words.

Judging Panel

A panel of judges will select the top ten best Christian artworks. They will judge based on originality of composition, technical skill, emotional impact, innovation and public appeal. The judges’ selection will then be submitted to a public vote to select the top three works and overall winner.

Timeline

Submission Period

Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2024

Judging and Deliberation

Our panel of judges will meticulously discern and select the top 10 works of art, curating a selection of the ten best artworks which resonate best with the spirit of our competition

Public Vote

Mid May: Once our esteemed panel of judges have unveiled the top 10 works of art, we are putting the power in the hands of our Christian Art readers to select the winner.  A designated period of two weeks will assigned for public voting. Our readers will be able to view the Top 10 works and then cast their votes for the artwork that resonates most with them

Winners Announcement

Mid June 2024

Terms & Conditions

The Christian Art Privacy Policy may be viewed here: Christian Art Privacy Policy

Abridged terms and conditions:

The competition is open to entrants of all levels, ages, faiths and backgrounds and resident in all countries, although the prize fund may not be paid to bank accounts in the Restricted Countries*.  The Promoter has no obligation to send the money to anyone other than the Winner and has no obligation to pay the Prize Fund unless its due diligence requirements are satisfied. Opens: 12 February 2024, 00:01 and Closes: 1 May 2024, 23:59. The winner will receive £25,000. One entry per person. A panel of judges will select ten works of art which they consider resonate best with the spirit of the competition. The winner will be chosen from those ten works of art by a public vote which will run for two weeks in May 2024. The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the closing date of the public vote. Full terms and conditions are available here. Promoter and Supplier: Christian Art Network Ltd.

*The Restricted Countries are: Crimea, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela. Additional due diligence may be required in order to send the Prize Fund to bank accounts in: Afghanistan, Belarus, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Russia, Tunisia, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe.  

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact us at [email protected].

We look forward to witnessing the diverse interpretations of beauty that unfolds through your creative endeavours. May your artistic submission be filled with inspiration and divine grace.

Blessings,

Father Patrick

Father Patrick Signature

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