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2016 Art Contest Finalists

Winners to be announced in May!

Deadline for Finalists: We must receive your original artwork by Friday, April 8th, along with your Finalist Entry Form.


  • Each piece must be framed. Keep in mind the cost of shipping when choosing a light or heavy frame.
  • The maximum size with framing is 48" x 48".
  • Matting and glass are optional.
  • Use plexi-glass instead of glass if you choose a frame which includes glass. We have received damaged artwork from glass shattering in the mail. HSLDA cannot be held responsible for artwork damaged during shipment.
  • On the Finalist Entry Form, you will see a checkbox for return shipment payment. Include a check, money order, or cash equal to the cost of mailing your artwork in order to cover return shipping next year.
  • You will be contacted next spring to verify your address in anticipation of returning your artwork.

Artwork is considered on loan to HSLDA for one year following the contest and will be displayed in the west hall of our building on the campus of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. After one year, the artwork will be returned to you, much to the sadness of HSLDA employees and honored guests.

2016 Finalists

Category 1 (ages 7-10)
Theme: Through the eyes of David or Mary, mother of Jesus

Category 2 (ages 11-14)
Theme: Through the eyes of Elijah or Ruth

Category 3 (ages 15-19)
Theme: Through the eyes of Moses or Esther



“Courage in the Face of Your Adversary”
Antonio Godoy

“Bethlehem Starry Night”
Adeline Shaw

“You Shall Call His Name Jesus”
Lindsey Brown

“David's Sheep”
Zachary Wang

“No Crying He Makes”
Timon Emch

Lily Newell

“Jesus' Face”
Gemma Campbell

“Mary's Visit with Angel Gabriel”
Ava Gray

“Jesus' Birth”
Zoe Sams

“Jonathan Signals David, 1 Samuel 20”
Levi Warren

“Good News”
Piper Sams

“The Power of God”
Madison Brackeu

“The Birth of Jesus”
Leticia Rose


 “Horses of Fire”
Hannah Tu

“The Lord Will Provide”
Silas Motyka

“God Provides for Elijah”
Abigale Bell

“The Widow of Zarepath, 1 Kings 12:8-16”
Hannah Tjia

“The Wedding of Ruth”
Molly Wishard

“Baal is Defeated”
Gabriel Drabek

“Ruth's First View of Bethlehem”
Maya Collins

“Whirl-Wind of Fire”
Caroline Crawford

“Passing the Mantle”
Sam Phibbs

“Ruth Cleaning”
James Hoppe

“Trust and Providence”
Andrew Berry

Esther Woelfel

“Meeting in the Gleaming”
Annika Taylor

“Chariot of Fire”
Matthew Cerha

“Midnight Walk to the Threshing Floor”
Ella Shaw


 “The Throneroom”
Leah Palmer

Abigail Orman

Isabella Moretti

“Favored in His Sight”
Grace Westling

“Moses' Faith”
Sarah Kunkel

“Holy Ground”
Rachael Eben

“The Princess”
Grace Martin

“The Battle Against the Amalekites”
Amadeus Gaby

“Indeed who knows, you may have been created for such a time as this”
Sabine Miller

“Esther Before the King– Antonio Canova”
Raven Henriquez

Hailey Keeline

“Arise and Eat”
Adam Boggs

“Glimpse of Paradise”
Melanie Farhat

“Esther's Preparation”
Aleah DenBoer

Magdalena Youmans

“If I Perish, I Perish”
Rene Pistella

“I AM Has Sent Me to You”
Hannah Bolick