BEA Festival of Media Arts

Winners Announced
Faculty  |  Student

BEA’s international faculty and student digital media and broadcast competition, Over 300 participating schools and almost 1,900  entries are submitted this year.

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New for 2024

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Academic Staff & Adjunct Categories

Starting with the 2024 Festival of Media Arts, competitions will be created for full time academic media staff and adjunct faculty. 

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Graduate Student Competition Now Under Student Categories

After a successful first year with nearly 150 Graduate Student entries, we have consolidated the Graduate competition entry forms under the general student competitions. While we will still award and spotlight our graduate entries like last year, this will let us streamline our back-end process with our chairs and judges.

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Final Entry Deadline Date

Rather than announcing a potential extension in the future, we will be accepting entries through December 18th at Noon PT (3:00 PM ET). This will give an extra weekend to submit, while still letting our chairs and judges get started before the holidays

OUR COMPETITIONS

AUDIO 

Audio competitions of the Festival of Media Arts provide an opportunity to showcase audio production skills for radio and/or websites.

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DOCUMENTARY 

The documentary competition showcases both long-form and short-form documentaries.
 

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FILM & VIDEO 

The film and video competition provides an opportunity to showcase video production work in a wide range of categories.

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Graduate Student 

Graduate Student competition of the Festival of Media Arts provide an opportunity for Graduate Students to showcase their creative work.

Audio | Film & Video | Interactive Multimedia | Scriptwriting

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES 

The interactive multimedia and emerging technologies competition recognizes excellence in content creation and visual storytelling that demonstrates creativity and innovation.

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NEWS

The news competition awards faculty and students for outstanding work as news anchors, reporters and weathercasters.

 

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SCRIPTWRITING 

The scriptwriting competition showcases narrative fictional work of multiple lengths and genres.

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SPORTS 

Radio and television anchors, reporters and producers showcase their creativity in this highly competitive competition.

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TWO-YEAR COLLEGES

BEA’s Festival of Media Arts accepts entries from students attending community or two-year colleges.


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2023 School Rankings Based on Student Creative Achievements

The 2023 rankings of schools are based on the creative achievement of their students. The rankings, which began in 2022, are founded on the results from the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The BEA Festival is the preeminent international media competition focused on student and faculty creative endeavors. In the last five years alone, over 6,000 student creative works were submitted from BEA’s more than 300 member institutions around the globe. Entries go through a blind-juried review in the following competitions: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News, Scriptwriting, and Sports.

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All of our faculty and student Festival winners will be celebrated in-person at BEA2024. BEA’s annual convention traditionally produces over 250 sessions on media pedagogy, collaborative networking events, hands-on technology workshops, research and creative scholarship and the Festival of Media Arts. It is co-located with NAB Show, each April in Las Vegas.

The BEA Best of Festival Awards takes place on Monday. Best of Festival winners will be awarded that evening.

A celebration for all the student winners will be held during the day on Sunday.

Faculty Festival sessions will be held on Sunday and Monday. All the faculty Best of Competition and Awards of Excellence will be recognized and given awards, and the sessions will feature Best of Competition showcase panels.

All winners will be recognized in the online and printed program.

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Festival Poster

Print your choice of competition posters, and remind your students & colleagues of the upcoming competition.

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