For many years the West Virginia Christian Education Association (WVCEA) has graciously invited CHEWV members to participate in their Fine Arts Festivals.  The WVCEA is affiliated with the national organization American Association of Christian Schools (AACS).  The Fine Arts Festival is a recognized statewide event where CHEWV members are able to gain recognition in areas of expertise.  Home educators in West Virginia may only participate through affiliation with CHEWV.

It must be understood that CHEWV is not a member of the AACS.  Therefore, at the Senior High level our students are not eligible to advance to the National Competition at Bob Jones University.  WVCEA has graciously invited our home educated students to participate at the state level for many years.  This invitation is very much appreciated because it gives home schoolers an opportunity to improve talents and earn state-level commendation from a recognized organization.  This can be valuable on college applications and in college portfolios.

Each student is critiqued and rated by at least two judges who have expertise in the area of entry.  The ratings are then averaged to determine whether the student will be given a Superior Award, an Excellent Award, or a rating.  At the Senior and Junior High Levels, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are also awarded.

When Are the Registration Deadlines?
Senior High – Registrations may be submitted from January 1-28, 2022.
Junior High and Elementary – Registrations may be submitted from February 11 – March 11, 2022.
Who Can Participate?
Any CHEWV member student in grades 4th-12th.


There are 3 Festivals


4th – 6th Elementary


7th – 9th Junior High


9th – 12th Senior High


(9th graders can choose in which festival to participate.)
Where and When Are The Festivals?
Senior High: March 10-11, 2022, at Appalachian Bible College
Junior High and Elementary:  April 21-22, 2022, at Grace Christian School in Huntington
What Can My Student Do?

There are 5 areas –


You can choose from many options under each of these areas.


A complete listing of the options and a synopsis for each choice is under Categories below. Please note that the categories for Junior High/Elementary levels are not as broad as for the Senior High. Students may participate in 6 (5 for Junior High/Elem.) events on the day of the Festivals, plus have 3 art entries and take 5 academic tests.
How Much Does It Cost?
Note: fees below are for 2021.  2022 fees coming soon!
Per Student Fees


The first entry in each category – Bible, Speech, Music, or Art – $8.00


Two or more entries in each category Bible, Speech, Music, or Art – $13.00 cap in each category




The first entry – $8.00


Two or more entries – $13.00 total


For example –


1 – Speech entry $8.00


3 – Art entries $13.00


Total $21.00


*Once the coordinator submits the official registration to the WVCEA, fees are non-refundable. A $10.00 per student Late Cancellation Fee, as imposed by the WVCEA, will be billed by CHEWV for any cancellations after the Friday prior to the Festival or no-shows on the day of the Festival. Cancellations prior to the Friday before the Festival will not be charged a late fee.
How Do I Contact the Coordinator?
Kimberly Johnson is the coordinator and can be emailed at