Chassidus in Color | Submission Form

Rules and Guidelines 

Contest Requirements:

  • This contest is for two-dimensional work. Some suggested media include charcoal, acrylic, graphite, pastel, paint, watercolor, & digital etc. AI art is not allowed.
  • All work must be original.
  • The piece must portray a specific point from the teachings of Chassidus on the topics of Pesach (including Sefiras Hamomer). A list of ideas from Chassidus will be published in the next few days.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a short explanation of the Chassidus idea it portrays, in 5 – 10 sentences including the source. The more concise, the better. This should be a separate document, not on the piece itself.
  • The message from your piece must be self evident. The accompanying paragraph is primarily for helping the judges.
  • Videos and sculptures are not included in this edition of Chassidus in Color.
  • Pieces must be submitted online only through the portal hosted on
  • The file size is limited to 100 MB.
  • The Professional Tier is for artists with more than a year of experience in their specific art form.
  • The Hobbyist Tier is for anyone who doesn’t fit that criteria. If the judges feel anyone has applied to the wrong tier, they will contact the artist to clarify.
  • The idea may be from any of the Chabad Rabbeim, or the Baal Shemtov. There are plenty of ideas to be found in sources such as Hayom Yom, Sichos and Maamorim. Participants are encouraged to be creative in finding sources, using books such as the Gutnick Chumash and The Rebbe’s Haggadah in English.
  • Pieces will be judged on 3 criteria:
      • Technique: Such as form, color theory, use of material etc.
      • Originality: Does the piece bring something new to the table. 
      • Clarity: How well is the Chassidic message from your write-up being communicated in the art piece itself

The deadline for all art pieces is March 25th at 11:59 pm EST, Shushan Purim.

For inquiries, questions, or comments, please text 203-687-6436 or email



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Michoel Muchnik

Michoel Muchnik, among the foremost Jewish artists of our day, revolutionized Chassidic art generating a tremendous impact on Jewish life today. His imaginative and joyful depiction of traditional and mystical Jewish themes brought him critical acclaim and international prominence as a most beloved Jewish artist.

Muchnik has staged exhibits of his original paintings, bas-relief mosaics and lithographs throughout the world. His originals have been displayed at the Brooklyn Museum, the Goldman Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C., Yeshiva University Museum in New York, Dansforth Museum in Massachusetts, the Sydney Jewish Museum and the Sharei Tzedek Collection in Israel. He wrote and illustrated eight children’s books and provided cover illustrations for numerous other books and magazines including Hadassah. He is a sought after lecturer on Jewish art and mysticism.

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, Founder of, is a popular teacher and mentor with a gift for communicating his passion for Torah and Judaism.

His classes weave together classic commentaries, Jewish Law, history and philosophy, personal stories, and a deep knowledge of Chassidus and Kabbala into a whole that’s both intellectually challenging and heartwarming.

He currently teaches at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Chovevei Torah (United Lubavitcher Yeshiva), Machon L’Yahadus Women’s Institute for the Study of Judaism, and at the Beis Midrash L’Nashim (Women’s and Girls’ Beis Midrash and Seminary for Higher Learning under the Directorship of Rebbetzin Ariella Benhiyoun) at 770 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

He also gives lectures at many events in Brooklyn and travels to speak in Jewish communities throughout the country.

Estee Klein

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Mush Kanner

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In her role, she leads design and layout projects with creativity and precision, crafting compelling visual narratives that resonate with the intended audience.

Known for her conceptual thinking, meticulous attention to detail, and minimalist style, Mush ensures effective communication through design, reflecting her unwavering commitment to quality and excellence.


Rabbi Yitzchok Moully

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