The West Coast Baptist Fine Arts Competition was started in 1995 to help students discover their gifts and develop their talent for the Lord. Our goal is to glorify Christ by providing an opportunity for students to compete in various areas. This competition 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 7  
School Check-In 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony 9:00 am
Competition Begins 10:30 am
Friday, March 8  
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 7
Each school must register and pay the school registration fee online before you will be able to download the competition guidelines for the 2019 competition. Please note that payment must be received by January 7 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Schools bringing 1–20 Students | $50 ($65 after January 7)
  • Schools bringing 21–50 Students | $70 ($85 after January 7)
  • Schools bringing 51 Students or more | $115 ($130 after January 7)

Judges Registration | $15 Due by January 21
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 21
All registration includes meals. Payment must be received by January 21 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Student Registration | $35 ($45 after January 21)
  • Sponsor Meals | $15 ($20 after January 21)

*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 14

There will be a $25 charge per student addition or change requested after February 14. 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 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
  • Patriotic Interpretation
  • Dramatic or Religious Interpretation
  • Landscape
  • Human Portrait
  • Action
  • Still Life
  • Animals
  • Architecture
Graphic Design
  • Church Tract Design
  • Photo Composition
Culinary Art
  • Cookies
  • Tablescapes
  • Bread
  • Cupcakes

2019 Bible Quizzing Books

Elementary - 1 and 2 Timothy
Junior High/Senior High - 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus

2019 Old Testament Testing

Elementary - Daniel and Jonah
Junior High/Senior High - Nehemiah, Daniel, and Jonah

2019 New Testament Testing

Elementary - 1 and 2 Peter
Junior/ Senior High - 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, Jude, and Revelation

2019 Bible Memory Topic


2019 Creative Writing Topics

Poetry – Last Words
Prose (Narrative) – On Shaky Ground
Prose (Expository) – The First Day of School
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.

2019 Debate Topic

Resolved: Schools should be allowed to have certain, trained teachers or staff carry a concealed handgun for the protection of students.

2019 Sculpture Theme

This year's theme is Motion.


Vocal Piece – Behold Our God

Strings Piece – Remote Control

Band Piece –  Foiled Again! By Jack Wilds

Contact Information

West Coast Baptist Fine Arts Competition
4020 E Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93535

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