The West Coast Baptist Fine Arts Competition was started in 1995 to help students develop their talents and sharpen their skills for the Lord. Since that time our goal has been to glorify Christ by providing an opportunity for students to compete in dozens of areas including Bible preaching, Bible teaching, music, academics, and speech. Each area of competition has been carefully planned to help prepare students’ minds and abilities for a life of service to Christ. This event also provides students a time to fellowship with other students in a Christ-honoring environment. The West Coast Baptist Fine Arts Competition has the potential to help your students develop a closer relationship with God and foster school spirit. Join the growing number of schools who are discovering this great tool to use in assisting students to reach their potential.

Competition Schedule

Thursday, March 9  
School Check-In 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony 9:00 am
Competition Begins 10:30 am
Friday, March 10  
Competition Begins 8:00 am
Final Senior High Bible Quiz Competition 12:00 pm
Highlights 1:30 pm

Registrations and Fees

School Registration | Due by January 12
Each school must register and pay the school registration fee online before you will be able to download the competition guidelines for the 2017 competition. Please note that payment must be received by January 12 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Schools bringing 1–20 Students | $40 ($55 after January 12)
  • Schools bringing 21–50 Students | $60 ($75 after January 12)
  • Schools bringing 51 Students or more | $105 ($120 after January 12)

Judges Registration | $15 Due by January 31
Please register your judges online under your school account. Each school is strongly encouraged to send a judge in the area of competition that your students are competing in. However we would ask that each school submit judges for any area of competition. We appreciate your help!

Student & Sponsor Registration | Due by January 31
All registration includes meals. Payment must be received by January 31 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Student Registration | $30 ($40 after January 31)
  • Sponsor Meals | $15 ($20 after January 31)

*All sponsors must be registered online with your school. Schools must have at least one sponsor for every 10 students brought to competition.

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Competition Entries

Due by February 16

There will be a $25 charge per student addition or change requested after February 16. Please note that if students in grades 7 or 8 are competing with senior high in music group competition, this request must be submitted by email to [email protected]. Elementary may only compete with elementary.

Each school is responsible for entering and reviewing each individual registration and competition entry before the due dates.

Eligibility of Schools & Contestants

To be eligible to participate in the West Coast Baptist Fine Arts Competition, each school must be affiliated with an independent, fundamental, Baptist church and pay the non-refundable registration fee applicable to its school size.

Elementary Grades 4-6 (Students must be eight years old or older)
Junior High Grades 7-8
Senior High Grades 9-12

Competition Areas

  • Bible Quizzing
  • Bible Memory
  • Bible Testing
  • Bible Teaching
  • Bible Preaching
  • Jr. High Chess
  • Sr. High Chess
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Creative Writing
  • Political Science/Economics
  • Home Economics
  • Keyboarding
  • Spelling Bee
  • Jr. High Keyboarding
  • Woodworking
  • Needlework
  • Sewing
  • Drawing
  • Monochromatic Drawing
  • Polychromatic Drawing
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Lettering
  • Sacred & Classical Piano
  • Piano Duet
  • Choir
  • Vocal Solo
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • Instrumental Brass
  • Instrumental Duet
  • Instrumental Strings
  • Instrumental Woodwinds
  • Small Instrumental Ensemble
  • Large Instrumental Ensemble
Science Fair
  • Biological
  • Physical
  • Poetry
  • Duet Acting
  • Debate
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • NEW - Patriotic Interpretation
  • NEW - Dramatic or Religious Interpretation
  • Landscape
  • Human Portrait
  • Action
  • Still Life
  • Animals
Graphic Design
  • Church Tract Design
  • Photo Composition
Culinary Art
  • Cookies
  • Tablescapes
  • Bread
  • NEW - Cupcakes

2017 Bible Quizzing Books

Elementary - James
Junior High/Senior High - Romans and James

2017 Old Testament Testing

Elementary - Proverbs 1-10
Junior High/Senior High - Proverbs

2017 New Testament Testing

Elementary - Philippians and Colossians
Junior/ Senior High - Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and 1 Timothy

2017 Bible Memory Topic

Wisdom of God

2017 Creative Writing Topics

Poetry – The Keeper
Prose – Handle With Care
Students entering the competition for Creative Writing Prose should determine before they enter the academic room if they are writing prose narrative or prose expository.

2017 Debate Topic

Should the U.S. federal government mandate a $15.00 per hour minimum wage?

2017 Sculpture Theme

This year's theme is Toys.

Contact Information

West Coast Baptist College
Lancaster Baptist School
4020 E Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93535
[email protected]

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