Calling all artists, writers and musicians! Wondering how to use your gift? Want to share your work with thousands of people? If so, we want you!
FOCUS is hosting “Awaken,” an exclusive poetry, art and music competition at SEEK2019 through “A beauty initiative within FOCUS.” The event is sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor and Papercastle Records. The purpose of Awaken is to give participants at SEEK the chance to see beauty as a bridge to the Divine, a window to encounter the person of Christ. Enter your submission(s) below for the opportunity to participate and win prizes.
“What are you looking for?” John 1:29-42
Conversion is a powerful moment. Often we remember certain people, smells and details that we savor surrounding moments of conversion. For the apostle John, he remembered the time of day he met Jesus (John 1:39). Take a moment to reflect on John 1:29 –42 and create in artform something that evokes a conversion story. Maybe it’s your conversion? Maybe it’s your friend’s conversion. Maybe it’s a saint’s conversion? Conversion inspires us, challenges us and consoles us to see God at work in our life. We are excited to see what the Holy Spirit inspires you to create!
May St. John Paul II inspire us with his words:
“..it is up to you, men and women who have given your lives to art, to declare with all the wealth of your ingenuity that in Christ the world is redeemed: the human person is redeemed, the human body is redeemed, and the whole creation which, according to Saint Paul, “awaits impatiently the revelation of the children of God” (Rom 8:19), is redeemed. The creation awaits the revelation of the children of God also through art and in art. This is your task. Humanity in every age, and even today, looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny.”
To enter, select a category:
Submission deadline: November 15, 2018 Deadline extended through November 28
Finalists/Winners Notified: December 1, 2018
Only college students are eligible to win. FOCUS missionaries may enter to have artwork, poems and music be a part of the awaken experience, just not the competition.