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CPH 150th Anniversary Art Contest

This past September, we kicked off our 150th year and began a year-long celebration of every book, and person that is part of our history—and that includes you!

By you I mean every church member who opened a hymnal, every child who colored a Sunday School leaflet, every confirmand who studied the catechism, every person who highlighted and dog-eared a favorite book. And because you have played an integral part in our 150-year history, we want to include you in our celebration.

So we’re calling all artists, all designers, all creative-types to create a piece of art that interprets our motto, “The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.”

Grab your paints, your sketchbook, or your laptop, and let the creative juices flow! If you’re searching for inspiration on CPH’s century-and-a-half history, check out our 150th anniversary website.

We can’t wait to see your artwork!


Official contest guidelines

Interpret the motto of Concordia Publishing House, “The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.”

Four illustrations will be selected as the final winners, one of which will be proclaimed the Grand Prize Winner. The winning selections will be featured in a variety of ways during CPH’s 150th anniversary.

Unleash your creativity and imagination in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, collage, or pen & ink. . . any 2D medium (sorry sculptors). Digital creations executed in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar also will be accepted.


The technical stuff

  • Art can be submitted digitally (the higher resolution the better) or as physical flat originals.
  • Artwork should be submitted in one of three proportions:
    • 8″ × 10″
    • 11″ × 14″
    • 16″ × 20″
  • Submissions should be received by January 15, 2019.
  • Email submissions to publicity@cph.org or mail to

Concordia Publishing House
ATTN: Publicity
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118


The legal stuff

To enter your artwork, you must agree to the terms and conditions of this contest. Please click the button below to read and agree to these terms.

Contest Terms and Conditions

Written by

Hannah Osborne

Hannah has been writing, editing, and whistling while she works at CPH since 2016. Growing up in the self-proclaimed bagel capital of the world gave her a deep appreciation of carbs, although nowadays you’ll find her experimenting with vegan recipes in the kitchen, running really slowly, or laughing too loudly.



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