FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

What is the Fine Arts Festival?
  • Students from all over the state of Florida come together to develop their ministry gifts.
  • Our festival provides them with an opportunity to be evaluated by Fine Arts professionals.
  • They are scored based on their performances and compete with their peers.
  • These students will develop their gifts in several of our 82 different categories.
  • The main divisions include Art, Communication, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Writing.
Where is Fine Arts located?
  • Faith Assembly of God
  • Address: 9307 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32825
Who can participate in Fine Arts?
  • At the District Festival, we only accept participants in middle school and high school.
  • Please refer to the District Rule Book.
  • The Kappa Tau Division is for the college-age. It only competes at the National Festival.
  • Fun Arts Division is a competition for elementary age and is handled by the PF Kids Ministries.
Who can attend the festival?
  • Our festival is open to anyone who wants to attend. There is no age limit.
  • The only restriction is on the participants.
Is there a Covid-19 policy?
  • We are following the current state guidelines.
  • We recommend masks for all those who feel uncomfortable in large groups.
  • It is up to the attendees to wear masks or not.
  • Leaders have the responsibility to set the protocol with their students.
  • Please do your own temp checks at your church or house before leaving.
  • If we notice a significant increase in covid cases closer to the Fine Arts, we will adjust our protocol.
What are the Rules for Fine Arts?
  • The District Rule book is your guide.
  • Please read it thoroughly and download it here.
Are there any special due dates for categories?

2023 Important Dates

MARCH 13: Writing Division Entries MUST be submitted to PFYouth Ministries no later than March 11th. DO NOT bring these entries to the festival as they will not be evaluated.

MARCH 13: Short Film & Promo Video Entries must submit a YouTube web address no later than March 11th. DO NOT bring these entries to the festival as they will not be evaluated.

APRIL 21: Art Division Entries must be brought to the registration room by 8:30 am on Friday, April 21st.

    When does onsite check-in begin?
    • Onsite Check-in opens 6 pm – 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 20, 2023
    • Onsite Check-in  reopens at 7:30 am on Friday, April 21, 2023
    When do the presentation schedules get released?
    • The schedule of presentations will be released no later than April 17th. We can not guarantee that it will be released earlier.
    • Please be patient with us as we are working as fast as possible to get this information into your hands.
    • We are coordinating over 1,500 entries, so there is a significant amount of time needed to provide accurate schedules.
    • We will have schedules listed by room and by church.
    When do presentations start?
    • Friday, April 21, 2023 – Presentations will begin at 9:00 am
    • Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Presentations will begin at 8:30 am
    When does the Celebration Service Begin?
    • Preferred Seating opens at 2:15 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022
    • The Celebration Service doors will open at 2:30 pm
    • Pre-service will start at 2:30 pm
    • The Celebration Service will begin at 2:45 pm.
    Will there be preferred seating on sale?
    • Yes, we will have preferred seating on sale.
    • Seat tickets will be $10 each, and the proceeds will be given to Speed the Light.
    • Preferred seating will enter the building at 3:15 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2023
    • Saving seats for your group that did not purchase preferred tickets are NOT PERMITTED.
    • Only 1 individual who purchased a seat can occupy 1 seat in the preferred seating allotment!
    • Groups that receive FREE preferred seating are awarded due to reaching a specific giving threshold in STL for the previous year.
    Will food be available?
    • The host facility will have food options available on Friday only.
    • The coffee shops onsite will be open both Friday and Saturday.
    Are there event sponsors or exhibitor booths?
    Can I volunteer or evaluate at the festival?
    How do I contact PFYouth if I have a question?

    Registration Questions

    HOW DO I REGISTER FOR Fine Arts?
    • Registration is online only. (Available January 17th)
    • Download the registration forms to collect student and group information.
    • DO NOT mail-in forms.
    • Download the free E-book for a detailed explanation & troubleshooting (available Jan 17th)
    • Click on Register, fill in all information, and pay online.
    • More information will be available soon…
    How much does it cost and what are the deadlines?

    Rates are per entry, per person! 

    • SAVE $20: $25 per entry, per person. (January 17 – March 13, 2023)
    • SAVE $10: $35 per entry, per person. (March 14 – March 27, 2023)
    • Full Price: $45 per entry, per person. (March 28 – April 3, 2023)

    NO NEW ENTRIES: After April 3, 2023, only substitutions are accepted after this deadline

    Pre-order shirts can be purchased for $15 until March 27th.

    Are there ANY extra expenses?
    • Pre-order shirts can be purchased for $15 until March 27th.
    • Merchandise will be available for purchase at the festival.
    • Food will be available for purchase
    • Please bring extra money.
    Where can I find the hotel options?
    • There are several hotel options available. Click here to book online.
    • Please mention Fine Arts Festival when booking with one of the hotels on our list.
    CAN I REGISTER AND PAY AT THE DOOR?
    • There are NO new entries allowed after April 3rd.
    • Any outstanding payments will be collected at onsite check-in.
    WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
    • All registration payments are non-refundable.