Nine Student Competitions

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Eight Faculty Competitions

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Entries Accepted: November 15 - December 15

2015 Stats

1352 Total Entries

17 Best of Festival winners

232 Awards Granted

93 Award Winning Schools

“The festival is top-notch and the awards competition draws the very best student work from across the nation. So our students know if they win a BEA award, it’s a huge deal, because they’re competing against the best nationwide.”

– Steve Kraycik,
Director of Student Television,
Penn State University

“The qualitative level of the work shown at the awards ceremony, by both faculty and student, was truly outstanding. Our team was very honored to have been selected for Best of Festival and it made for a most memorable evening in Vegas.”

– Kevin Burke, Professor, University of Cincinnati

Who We Are

The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts is a competitive festival open to BEA individual faculty and student members (any full-time student attending a BEA institutional members receives free membership).  Last year the Festival received over 1350 total entries in 15 competitions.  Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia.

The 2016 competition entry window runs from November 15 to December 15, and winners are announced in mid-February.  Prizes are awarded during BEA’s annual convention & Festival of Media Arts – April 17-20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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