Arizona Fine Arts
March 15     .     16, 2019 (all day)

Mark your calendars for the most creative weekend of the year: Arizona Fine Arts 2019 on March 15-16th at Desert Springs Church! We will begin the weekend with an orientation and presentations starting on Friday morning and a special Friday night service with Theo Ryan and music by Desert Springs Worship. This event will conclude with the awards and special presentations at the Celebration Service on Saturday afternoon. 

You won't want to miss all the fun that starts on Friday, so mark your calendars now, and help us get the word out by promoting Fine Arts in your services, personally inviting students, and posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #azfinearts.


Early-bird registration & fees are due postmarked by 2/21/19.  All writing entries need to be submitted at that time.  All artwork is due at check-in on 3/15/19. No registration will be accepted after 3/15/19.

What is Fine Arts? 

Fine Arts Festival is a discipleship tool of AG Youth Ministries designed to help students discover, develop and deploy their ministry gifts.

Beginning in September each year, over 65,000 junior and senior high school students begin preparing their entries for the district and National Fine Arts Festivals. Students may enter as many as 75 categories offered in 9 main divisions: Art, Communication, Dance, Drama, Enterprise, Exhibition, Instrumental, Vocal, and Writing. 

Friday, March 15

9:00a - Volunteer Meeting

9:30a - Check-in / Registration

9:30a - Evaluator Orientation

10:00a - Student Orientation

10:30a - FAF Begins      

12:30p - Lunch (on your own) 

2:00p - FAF Resumes  

5:00p - Dinner (on your own)

6:30p - Doors Open                    

7:00p - Evening Service w/ Theo Ryan & Desert Springs Worship

9:00p - Dismiss

Saturday, March 16

9:00a - FAF Resumes

12:00a - Lunch (on your own)

1:45p - Doors Open

2:00p - Celebration Service (Awards)

3:30p - Dismiss                   

Desert Springs Church
19620 S McQueen Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286

Mail all Registration Forms and Payment to AZYM - 2601 E Thomas Rd Ste 210 - Phoenix, AZ  85016.  Early-bird registration & fees are due postmarked by 2/21/19.  All writing entries need to be submitted at that time.  All artwork is due at check-in on 3/15/19. No registration will be accepted after 3/15/19.
$35 registration & 1st category
$10 each add. categories
(price increases $10 after 2/21/19)

Download Exemption Letter to Parent
Download Exemption Letter to School Official

RULES & CRITERIA (Rule Changes, Content Selection Clarification, etc.)


1. The “Content” section of the rule book is significantly clarified. Read page 20.

2. The following divisions and categories have had rule changes. See the individual division and category rules for details.
  • Art Division: Credit line requirements are expanded. Multi panel entries are not permitted.
  • American Sign Language Group and Solo: Introductory comments must include signing all comments.
  • Children’s Lesson Group and Solo: The child audience age range is adjusted.
  • Promo Video: The definition is changed. Delivery instructions have changed.
  • Puppetry Group and Solo: The child audience age range is adjusted. The stage rules are clarified.
  • Short Film: Delivery instructions have changed.
  • Short Sermon: Setup and tear down times are changed to 60 seconds for setup and 60 seconds for tear down. Handheld visual aid specifics are clarified.
  • Dramatized Quoting: The introductory comments rule is adjusted.
  • Percussion Solo, Traditional: The introductory comments rule is adjusted.
  • Percussion, Unconventional: Setup and tear down times are changed to 21/2 minutes for setup and 21/2 minutes for tear down. The introductory comments rule has been adjusted.
  • Vocal Division: Only drummers in Christian Band and Worship Team are permitted to use in-ear metronomes.
  • Worship Team: The number of vocalists required is adjusted for Worship Team, Small.
  • Writing Division: The NFAF delivery instructions are changed.
  • Creative Nonfiction/Memoir: The category name is changed to First Person Essay.
  • Mini Saga: The definition is changed.

3. Photography, Mobile is a new category in the Art Division.

4. Mini Saga, Promo Video, and Stand-Up Comedy are official Fine Arts categories and no longer in the Exhibition Division.

5. Select Junior categories have been added on a trial basis in hope of better developing the ministry gifts of all students, regardless of age. The following categories are split into Junior and Senior categories: Photography, Digital Worship Dance Solo Human Video Solo Percussion Solo, Traditional Worship Leading, Solo Poetry

The location for National Fine Arts is in Orlando, FL in 2019, and we are wanting to send a great representation of Arizona students.
Dates: July 30–August 3, 2019 | Tuesday–Saturday
Location: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Website: https://occc.net/
Housing: Visit http://orlando19.ag.org/Details. Housing opens October 1, 2018.

Registration and Deadlines: The postmark/fax deadline is May 17, 2019. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on June 7, 2019. To register, visit http://orlando19.ag.org/. See pages 15 through 16 for complete detailed information.