April 6 // One Church Modesto
$40 /student for 2 categories*
$5 /extra category 

                                                                                                 8 AM - Registration Opens                                                                                                           9 AM — Morning Session Begins
9:15 AM — Entries Begin
11AM - 12:30 PM —Lunch Available
1 PM — Entries Resume
2 PM — Closing Ceremonies
3 PM — FAF Concludes

*The $40 price lasts until March 8. Any registrations after March 8th will be $55. Any registrations after March 15 will not be accepted. 

What is Fine Arts Festival?

Fine Arts Festival is a discipleship tool of NCN Student Ministries designed to help students discover, develop and deploy their ministry gifts. This is done by providing a space where Jr. High and High School students can perform or exhibit their talents and art to qualified adjudicators who will then provide constructive feedback for students. Students will also have the opportunity to receive an invitation to the National Fine Arts Festival, held this year from July 30- August 3, 2019 in Orlando, FL, where they can compete for scholarships and receive even more feedback to help develop their talents for ministry. More details about National Fine Arts below.


Quick Links

How To Register and Plan For NCN Fine Arts

  • Register Here. Each church needs to be registered online by their youth pastor, but the paper forms need to be filled out and sent to or physically to ATTN: Student Ministries, 6051 S Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA, 95829. Any registrations emailed or postmarked after March 8 will have a $15 fee added to EACH entrant. Any registrations emailed or postmarked after March 19 will not be accepted.

    • ALL WRITING SUBMISSIONS must be emailed or mailed directly before FAF begins! Any Writing Category submission received after Thursday, April 4th at 3pm will not be judged, and no refunds will be given. Please refer to the Rulebook for specific instructions on how to format your writing entry.

    • ALL ART SUBMISSIONS must be physically turned in by 8am on Saturday, April 6. Any Art Category submission received after Saturday at 8am will not be judged, and no refunds will be given. Please refer to the Rulebook for specific instructions on how to format your entry.

  • Read over the Rulebook! Your students performances and scores are effected by the rules. Get to know them.

  • Plan a mini-Festival at your church so your students can practice their performances in front of a crowd.

  • Arrive early, be ready to start on time, and please note the new rules about entries that include music!

  • Enjoy the Festival!

  • For any questions, contact us at or 916-379-9600 ex.1120

New To 2019 District Fine Arts

  • The following is a new rule that applies to every category that includes music in the presentation. Students must follow this rule if their presentation includes music. This new rule reads: Before beginning the presentation, participants must introduce their music selection(s) by stating the title(s), name of the artist/composer, and arranger(if known). If the piece was composed or arranged by the student, that should be stated. Introductory comments DO NOT count toward the setup or presentation time limits. These comments must be minimal (not an opportunity for other comments like a testimonial or any justification for choosing the song(s), 15 to 20 seconds is sufficient). Please follow this example: "Hello, my name is (or) our group name is ________ and I/we have chosen to use "Here as in Heaven" by Elevation Worship (and song #2, and song #3) for our presentation."

  • There are significant changes in the "Content" section of the rulebook. Please read page 19 of the rulebook.

  • The following categories have had rule changes:
    Songwriting - rules regarding accompaniment
    Christian Band - rules regarding originality

  • There are new rules for conducting/directing in the Vocal Ensemble categories. Please see the rules.

  • Piano Solo, Classical is now an official category in the Instrumental Division.

  • Instrumental Solo, Folk is now an official category in the Instrumental Division.

  • Instrumental Ensemble, Folk is now part of Instrumental Ensemble, Contemporary.

  • There is NO theme to adhere to this year.

2019 National Fine Arts

The Location for the 2019 National Fine Arts Festival is Orlando, FL

  • Dates: July 30-August 3, 2019

  • Location: Check Back for the Exact Location

  • Website:

  • Housing: Please visit

  • Registration and Deadlines: the postmark/fax deadline is May 18, 2019. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm. (CDT) on June 1, 2019. Visit See pages 12 through 14 for complete detailed information.