MADFEST 2017 Poster painted by Jessica Bethel, a senior West Liberty University student majoring in Graphic Design.

The 2017 West Virginia MAD (Media Arts and Design) Festival will take place on the Campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 7, 2017. It will be a day filled with workshop sessions, professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and ceremony. Hundreds of students from dozens of high schools in WV, PA, and OH are expected to participate again this year. Because of the high level of interest in MADFEST, we will be limiting registration this year to 30 students per high school. Be sure to register your students early. Online registration will open on this site on February 1, 2017.

The MAD Festival Competition
Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. There will also be a separate competition for all West Liberty University students. Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the media arts. See the MADFEST Competition FAQ for more details.

Please visit our MAD Festival site for additional details