The Heavens Declare Photo Contest

Scripture tells us that, in addition to Scripture itself, the creation can tell us something about God’s eternal power and divine nature (Romans 1:20). We see a creation around us that is simultaneously beautiful and violent, serene and majestic. You may have experienced those moments where a starry night sky, or a stormy sunset, or serene landscape are almost too beautiful to put into words. Indeed, David experienced this and Psalm 19 rejoices in the “speech” of the creation:

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech; they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

Dordt College is inviting all high school students to more deeply explore the beauty and voice of creation through their participation in a photo contest. Students will submit a photo, and an essay describing their photo, that they feel exemplifies the theme, “The Heavens Declare”. 

Digital photo submissions will be accepted online until October 17. Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of the photograph and on the students’ ability to explain how the photograph illustrates the reality of “The Heavens Declare.” By November 4, winners will be selected by a panel of judges, and a people's choice award will also be given. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st place-$500
2nd place-$250
People’s choice-$100

For more information, please review the “student info” or “teacher info” located to the right, or by contact Helen Zeutenhorst at