Junior High and Senior High students are encouraged to present before their peers and friends individually and in groups.  Each entry is critiqued by a panel of qualified judges.  Students may enter categories in Speech, Bible Preaching/Teaching, Art, Music, and Academic Projects (Home Economics, Photography, and Science). Music groups range from ensembles to choirs and bands.  Speech groups include Group Acting and Reader’s Theater.  All entries are matched against tough professional standards to receive ratings of Honorable Mention, Meritorious, Excellent, and Superior.

Affililating ministries can access lists of music and speech pieces previously evaluated for use in KCEA Festivals through the Affiliates Site.