What are the prizes?
- JURORS AWARDS – Prizes are presented to the Best of Show for High School and College. Prizes are donated and will remain a mystery until the day of the show. Past prizes have included iPads and iPad minis. There will also be some surprise donated awards given to category winners.
- SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – The following scholarships will be awarded by selected members of the West Liberty University College of Arts and Communication Faculty.
HIGH SCHOOL – MAD Faculty High School Award – This award is in the form of a Four Year $1000/year Scholarship. The recipient must enroll at West Liberty University as a major in the College of Arts and Communication and maintain a 3.0 GPA and full time enrollment, while also remaining a major in the College of Arts and Communication for all four years to receive the full benefit.
WEST LIBERTY STUDENTS – MAD Faculty Award – This award is for a West Liberty University major in the College of Arts and Communication, and is for up to Four Semesters for $500/semester. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and full time enrollment, while also remaining a major in the College of Arts and Communication each of those semesters to receive the full benefit.
Who is eligible?
The college portion of the competition is only open to currently enrolled West Liberty University students. The High School portion is open to students in grades 10 – 12, who are currently enrolled in a public high school, private high school, or home school in the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
When Can I Enter?
Entries will be accepted and uploaded to this website between February 10th and March 11th, 2016. Entries will only be accepted online.
How much does it cost to enter?
It is free to enter your work in the competition.
How do I enter?
Between February 10, and March 11, click on the SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES HERE tab and select ‘High School’ or ‘WLU Students’ entry. Fill out the form and upload your file(s).
Contact James Haizlett, the Festival Director if you have any questions about entering your work.
How many pieces may I enter?
High Schoolers may only enter two pieces of work. They can be in the same category, or you may choose to enter in two different categories. West Liberty University students may enter up to a total of four pieces.
Are there any content restrictions?
Since this is an educational festival with a public viewing and online delivery, all accepted entries will be limited to a PG type rating. Excessive or gratuitous violence, language, sexual material, or other questionable content may be restricted from the competition at the discretion of the jurors and/or festival coordinators.
What are the categories for this year’s festival?
Check the MADFEST Call for Entries page for category descriptions.
What formats should my files be in?
Check the MADFEST Call for Entries page for specific file formats for each category.
Website and other interactive entries only require a link to a working URL.
Who are the jurors for the competition?
There are three jurors with specialties in Motion, Design, and Audio. The jurors are introduced on the Presenter Bios page.
When will I know if I won?
Award announcements will be made during the MAD Festival Awards Ceremony, on the morning of Friday, April 8. The ceremony will take place in College Hall on the campus of West Liberty University. In the event that you cannot make it to the festival your award will be mailed to you.