2020 Artists of Promise - Film, Animation, and Media Arts Competition



Each year, the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement in the following categories:

  • Animation (Experimental, montage, simple story)
  • Narrative/Fiction Film and Media
  • Documentary/Nonfiction Film and Media 

Winning students will be selected to have their work displayed at the Artists of Promise on April 23, 2020, at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ. 

Competition Details

The Film, Animation, and Media Arts is an exciting competition designed to showcase contemporary videos. It recognizes student achievement in the following categories: 

  • Animation:  Experimental, montage, simple story
    • Showcase animation skills
    • Maximum 5 minutes
  • Narrative/Fiction Film and Media
    • Showcase scripting, directing, lighting, editing, and acting
    • Maximum 30 minutes
  • Documentary/Nonfiction Film and Media 
    • Showcase production skills and content
    • Maximum 30 minutes

Student submissions must be created as part of a class while the student is currently enrolled at Maricopa Community Colleges during the 2019-2020 academic year (summer 2019 semester, fall 2019 semester, spring 2020 semester).  No more than two (2) entries per student per category. 

Work done by a student not related to the classroom content is not eligible. 

Submission and Judging Process

Entry Process Opens: November 18, 2019
Student Entry Deadline: March 13, 2020


  • First-place work in each category will be displayed at the Artists of Promise performance scheduled for April 22, 2020 (mandatory dress rehearsal) and April 23, 2020 (event exhibition) at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ.
  • All first-place winners MUST attend both the dress rehearsal and performance.
  • All awards will be issued via U.S. Mail shortly after the Artists of Promise.  
    • $300 for first place;
    • $200 for second place; 
    • $100 for third place

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