Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Judging Process

The three tiered judging system includes:

  • Public Voting – public voting is typically open for a week.  The films with the most public votes in each category will go on to the next round.  Registered competition participants will use their submission passkey to vote as well, and anyone not registered in the competition will be able to register separately to participate in voting.  Each voter can place one vote per a category, per a day.  Be sure that you recruit your friends, family and classmates to help you get the most votes possible!  No vote counts will appear on the site, but they are being counted.  No one may register to vote more than once; all voting and registration passkeys are double cross checked and duplicate passkeys are cancelled; violators may be removed from the competition. 
  • Professional Judging – Entries with the most votes from public voting will go on to the professional judging round where professionals in film, TV, music videos and digital media will select the first place winners for each category.  Last year’s Grand Prize Winners will also be asked to participate in this level of judging.
  • Expert Judging – All first place category winners will go on to the expert judging round, where acclaimed industry experts will select the Grand Prize Winner from each track.  A complete list of judges will be available with the winner announcement. 

All winners will be announced on this site and by press release.  Winning students will be notified by email before the announcement.