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Peer Promise Awards

C’est Cinémagnifique!

Part of the DC Peer Awards competition, the Peer Promise Awards are designed to provide recognition to high school students in the DC Metro area who create outstanding work, either as individual class projects or as a team project produced for a classroom assignment, or as an assignment for a media-based community organization. (Past submissions to the Peer Promise Awards cannot be resubmitted.)

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Peer Promise Guidelines

How to Submit an Entry: To enter the Peer Promise Awards, go to the Peer Awards Entry Portal, create a login, and upload your entry under Peer Promise. Limit two (2) entries per person. Submission is Free! (Entry portal is now open; all entries must be submitted by August 15, 2017.)

Eligibility and Restrictions: All members of the production and post-production crew must be high school students and 19 years old or younger on the day the film is submitted. Actors are exempt from this restriction.

Professional Advice:  Industry professionals and instructors may give advice during the making of your student film, however TIVA does not allow any hands-on involvement by professionals in key positions, including but not limited to:  directors, producers, camera persons, editors, writers, or production sound mixers.  Please NOTE:  The Peer Promise Committee reserves the right to disqualify from competition any entry in which such professionals have had undue influence.

Judging: The entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, content organization, and technical skill of production such as editing, directing, lighting, cinematography, and sound. Judges will pay particular attention to how effectively the video used its selected category (i.e., drama, music video, animation, documentary, science fiction, or PSA) and the degree to which the production achieved its stated goals and communicated to its intended audience.

Awards: The First Place award winner will receive a prestigious Peer Promise Award Statue. Second and Third Place award winners receive a Silver or Bronze Certificate. All finalist winners will be invited to attend the Peer Awards Ceremony free of charge to accept their award.


Peer Promise FAQs

What are the key dates for the 2017 Peer Promise Awards?

Entry Portal is now Open and Accepting Entries!

August 15: Entry deadline (Late entries may be accepted until August 25, with special permission by the Peer Promise Awards Committee.)

November 11, 2017: Ceremony at the French Embassy

When and where are the Peer Promise Awards presented?

The Peer Promise Awards are part of the TIVA Peer Awards ceremony, which will be held the evening of Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the French Embassy. The address is 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Who attends the Peer Awards ceremony?

Over 300 professionals involved in production for television, Internet, and video attend this event. Producers, directors, editors, scriptwriters, talent (on-camera and voiceover), animators, sound artists, composers, and many more professions are represented. For many, the Peer Awards ceremony is the one must-attend event of the year.

What does it cost to attend the Peer Promise Awards ceremony and banquet?

There is no charge to the Peer Promise Award finalists. Tickets for high school students who are not award recipients (crew, friends, etc.) are $40 each. Tickets for teachers/advisors or parents and relatives are $70 each (limit one (1) per Peer Promise finalist).

What if I have questions about the Peer Awards?

Please send an email to peerpromise@tivadc.org and specify Peer Promise in the subject line.

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