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.

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 Pricing

School Registration Discount | January 4

Each school must register and pay the school registration fee online before you will be able to download the competition guidelines for the 2024 competition. Please note that payment must be received by January 5 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Schools bringing 1–20 Students | $60 ($70 after January 5)
  • Schools bringing 21–50 Students | $80 ($90 after January 5)
  • Schools bringing 51 Students or more | $120 ($130 after January 5)

Judges Registration | Due by January 31

We need judges! Please help by registering your sponsors for judging by January 31. We want each school to send a judge in each area of competition your students are competing in. This will help us to have fair and balanced judging panels for each area. We appreciate your help.

Student & Sponsor Registration Discount | February 5

All registration includes meals. Payment must be received by February 5 to receive the discounted rate.

  • Student Registration | $40 ($50 after February 5)
  • Sponsor Meals | $25

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

Competition Entries

Deadline February 1

There will be a $35 charge per student addition or change requested after February 1. 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 deadline.

Competition Areas


  • Bible Memory
  • Bible Preaching
  • Bible Quizzing
  • Bible Teaching
  • Bible Testing


  • Jr. High Chess
  • Sr. High Chess


  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Jr. High Keyboarding
  • Keyboarding
  • Math
  • Political Science/Economics
  • Science
  • Spelling Bee


  • Needlework
  • Sewing
  • Woodworking


  • Acrylic Painting
  • Drawing
  • Lettering
  • Monochromatic Drawing
  • Polychromatic Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor


  • Choir
  • Instrumental Brass
  • Instrumental Duet
  • Instrumental Strings
  • Instrumental Woodwinds
  • Large Ensemble
  • Piano Duet
  • Sacred & Classical Piano
  • Small Ensemble
  • Vocal Solo

Science Fair

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Scientific Method


  • Debate
  • Dramatic or Religious Interpretation
  • Duet Acting
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Patriotic Interpretation
  • Poetry


  • Action
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Human Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Still Life

Graphic Design

  • Church Tract Design
  • Photo Composition

Culinary Art

  • Bread
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Tablescapes

Bus Parking

Parking for buses is available on the east side of our campus. Please refer to the below map.