Who is Saint Joseph to me? A European Art Competition open for entries

The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe invites artists to think and create together on the figure of Saint Joseph!  How do we see in 2023 this Patron saint of the Catholic Church, Patron of fathers, and Patron of workers?

This call for art works embodies two of the directions set by Pope Francis: the Year of Saint Joseph, and the Role of the Father in our today society.

The digital reproductions, send by the 3rd of March, 2023, will be evaluated by a jury of experts, who will inform the authors of the results on the 19th of March, 2023.

An electronic catalogue of selected works will be published on the Website of the contest. Winner will see their work awarded and presented during an exhibition at the European Parliament in May 2023 (TBC).

We invite any artist interested, independent of his/her religion, to participate, with a special encouragement for young artists. For more information, please contact us at europeanartcontest@fafce.org.


  1. Painting – drawing – graphic arts
  2. Sculpture – Ceramic – Stained glass
  3. Video – performing arts – dance
  4. Photography
  5. Music
  6. Comics


Call for applications: 3 January, 2023

Deadline: 3 March, 2023

Publication of the results: 19 March, 2023


Each of the 6 categories will have a 3 prizes

  • first prize: 500 euros
  • second prize: 300 euros
  • third prize: 200 euros