Floyd Memorial Foundation Cross Art Contest

Print Contest Application

Call for Entries

The Floyd Memorial Foundation is embarking on a Chapel Capital Campaign to raise funds to construct a chapel off the main lobby at Baptist Health Floyd in spring 2020. The chapel will accentuate the importance of Christ, highlight His ability to heal, and help support the spiritual health of all those entering through the chapel doors to impact their overall emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. One important component of the chapel is to have a specially designed cross created by an artist, local, regional or national, that will hang at the chapel’s altar.

Overview – Vision

The Floyd Memorial Foundation invites all artists to submit artwork of a cross for the Cross Art Contest. The cross should embody artistic creativity and design and serve as a symbol of comfort and inspiration to all those entering the chapel. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~ John 14:27.

All cross art entries will be on display in the main lobby at Baptist Health Floyd and available for viewing August through October 2019. Hospital staff, hospital visitors and community members can vote on their favorite cross. The cross that receives the most number of votes while on display at Baptist Health Floyd will be installed at the altar in the new chapel at the hospital once completed. The winning artist will receive a $1,500 stipend and recognition in a community press release and on a plaque located next to the mounted cross. The plaque will identify the winning artist by name, location, a brief description of the artist’s insight regarding the cross art design, and a brief biography about the artist including contact and website information.

Project Description

The winning cross will hang on a 90 square foot stone accent wall situated at one end of the chapel, the area that serves as the back wall of the chapel and the back drop behind a small landing that will serve as the altar. The cross should be a traditional “cross,” defined as a “geometrical figure consisting of two intersecting lines, usually perpendicular to each other, one running horizontally and the other vertically.” The cross submitted for the art contest should not
be a crucifix and should not include any other symbols or subjects on it. The cross may be constructed of glass, clay, wire, paper, film, fabric or other solid medium that maintains its shape. It cannot have any accompanying cases, lighting/electricity, or appendages attached to it. It may be a minimum of three (3) feet tall to a maximum of five (5) feet tall and a minimum of 18” wide to a maximum of four (4) feet wide.

Project Timeline

Entries will be accepted to the Floyd Memorial Foundation office from April 1st to July 31st.

All entries will be on display in the main lobby at Baptist Health Floyd from August 15th through October 31st. Visitors to and employees of the hospital will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artistic cross. Ballots will be available at the information desk in the main lobby or in the Foundation office. Voting can also take place online at www.FloydFoundation.org. One vote per person please.

The artist who receives the most number of votes at the close of the contest will be contacted no later than November 10th by the Foundation. All other participating artists will be contacted after the winner has been notified.


The Call for Artists for the Cross Art Contest is open to any artist/artist team over the age of 18. Limit one entry per person.


All entries must be submitted to the Floyd Memorial Foundation office and received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st. The Foundation office is located within the hospital, 1850 State Street, New Albany, IN. The Foundation ensures that all entries will be protected and placed in a secure and protective case during the voting process. Participating artists should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Quality: the quality of the art piece submitted must be original created by the participating artist(s) and constructed of high quality material.
  2. The artwork must be in the shape/form of and represent a traditional cross. See definition of traditional “cross” above in Project Description.
  3. The artwork shall not promote any goods or services or serve as a promotional piece or platform for the artist’s personal thoughts or ideas or represent or promote any commercial business.
  4. All submissions shall not violate any federal, state or laws or be blatantly offensive in any way.
  5. Submissions shall not depict or reflect political platform, negative imagery, or sexual content.

The Foundation reserves the right to reject any submission if the participating artist violates any or all of these guidelines and their artwork will not be included in the contest.

Entries must include the following:

  • A completed Application Form.
  • A brief description of the artistic cross design.
  • Resume or C.V. about the artist.
  • A brief explanation about how the artistic cross submitted might impact spiritual healing.


Individuals will be asked to vote for their favorite artistic cross entry based on four criteria:

  1. Overall visual appeal of the design concept
  2. Artistic excellence and innovation
  3. Visually enhances the aesthetics of the chapel and the hospital
  4. Lends an appropriate yet diversified and unique perception of the cross

Ballots are available in the Foundation office, information desk in the main lobby at Baptist Health Floyd, or voting can be done online at www.FloydFoundation.org. All votes must be received by October 31st.


Please contact Meredith Lambe, Executive Director, Floyd Memorial Foundation, (812) 949-5519 or [email protected].

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