Festival of Media Arts Reviewers & Rules
The student competitions are rigorously judged by a panel of recognized professors and/or industry professionals. The Competition Chair recruits this panel to evaluate and provide feedback for each student entry. At least three judges view every entry and award points based on the following criteria: professionalism, the use of aesthetic and/or creative elements, sense of structure and timing, writing and content, production values, technical merit and the overall contributions to the discipline in both form and substance. Awards are then given in four categories – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and Awards of Excellence. An overall Best of Festival Award for each of the nine student competitions is then chosen by a different panel of professors and/or industry professional judges.