Art Contest

On Saturday mornings we usually feature artwork from a talented designer. This time, we'd like to invite you to design a quote image in light of our forthcoming conference on sanctification. In this contest, three winners will walk away with a $75 Amazon gift certificate. Here are the details.

The designs will feature this sentence from John Piper (please include his name somewhere in the design):

“When it comes to killing my sin, I don’t wait for the miracle, I act the miracle.” –John Piper

Please put the emphasis on the last four words of the quote: ". . . I act the miracle."

The design format is up to you. You can sketch this quote with a pen and scan it or photograph it. You can digitally design this on a computer. You can paint it or chalk it and photograph it. You can create a collage and scan it. Your design can be black and white or color. Anything.

Please keep these designs abstract (i.e. no gore, no weapons).

Please send us a high quality JPEG file (≧2 MB). We will resize your submission to fit online, and the final designs will be published online no wider than 530 pix, and should be between 530–750 pix tall (square and vertical only).

Limit two submissions per person.

Please email your design(s) to us as a JPEG or PDF file attachment to: blog AT desiringgod DOT org

Submission due date: Monday, August 13, at noon.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

The top 10 (or so) designs will be selected by the blog team based on creativity, and those designs will be posted on the the DG Facebook page. The top final winners will be decided by the total number of “Likes” from our readers.

Finally, here’s one very simple sample design to get you started:

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Tony Reinke is a content strategist and staff writer for Desiring God and the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015). He hosts the Ask Pastor John and Authors on the Line podcasts, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at