Arts Guidelines


This competition is intended to foster artistic creativity within a Christian context while competing with other Mahragan participants.


  • Choose one of the projects below and make sure to relate it to the theme of the Mahragan.
    • Dry Media: Any two-dimensional work done with dry media such as pencil, pastel, crayon, charcoal, etc. or combination done on paper or other flat surfaces.
    • Oil/Acrylic Painting: Any oil-based or synthetic-based (such as acrylic or alkyd) painting done on a two-dimensional surface such as canvas or hardboard (No Bristol Boards).
    • Photography: Any image created using a camera, whether film or digital. Images must be printed on paper no smaller than eight-by-ten inches.
    • Sculpture/Carving: Three-dimensional sculptural work created by carving or modelling. May be figurative or non-figurative. This kind of project must be sturdy, properly structured, and able to free stand, the overall mark will be negatively affected if the structure is weak & flimsy.
    • Wet Media Painting: Any water-based media such as transparent watercolour, opaque watercolour, water-based tempera, or any combination of these done on a two-dimensional surface. Includes acrylic thinned down to the consistency of watercolour done on paper (No Bristol Boards).
    • Woodwork: Wood pieces formed using mechanical aids such as saws, sanders, etc. This includes furniture, musical instruments, tools, toys, etc… whether functional or decorative.
    • Handcraft: Any handmade item with artistic emphasis that does not fit into any other category such as mosaic, stained glass, or pottery painting.
  • All art projects must be the original work of the presenter and should reflect his or her creative ability and cannot include any printed or copied images from books, magazines, catalogues, newspapers, the internet etc.
  • Groups participating in the Arts activity may be represented by one or more members of the group and have one or more art projects. If there is more than one project representing the group, the higher mark will count as the group mark in Arts.
  • The participant must do all the work. Grades will be negatively affected if the work is clearly not at the level of the participant.
  • At the final presentation, all work must be clearly labelled with the name(s) of the participant(s), their grade, Church name, and a brief explanation of the project.
  • The participant(s) are required to commit to all art competition deadlines, posted on the website. Failing to do so will result in their submission being rejected.