MADFEST 2014 is now history. Congratulations to the winners! View the competition winners under the 2014 Winning Entries tab.



The 2014 West Virginia MAD (Media Arts and Design) Festival

took place on the Campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 11, from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. It was a day filled with 30 workshop sessions, professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and ceremony.

Schedule for Friday, April 11th


8:00 – 9:00 – Students arrive. Continental breakfast. Table displays.
9:00 – 9:50 – Everyone gathers in College Hall (a large lecture hall). Guest jurors are introduced and each one provides a 15 minute multimedia presentation highlighting various aspects of their work and career in media arts.
10:00 – 12:00 – 2014 Media Arts and Design Award Ceremony. Jurors remain on stage and make brief comments about the work as the awards are presented.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch in Rogers Cafeteria

1:10 – 2:00 – Session One – (View session descriptions and register under the Registration tab).

2:10 – 3:00 – Session Two - (View session descriptions and register under the Registration tab).

3:00 – 4:00 – Boyle Conference Room – final wrap up forum (Q and A), with guest jurors and presenters.

The MAD Festival Competition

is open to all West Liberty University students. There is also a separate competition for high school students from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Entries were judged by a panel of professionals in the media arts. See the Competition FAQ for more details.

MAD 2015

We are already planning for our 15th anniversary. The date is set for April 10, 2015. We hope to see you there!


James Haizlett – MAD Festival Director [email protected]

Feedback is welcome!