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Peer Promise Awards

Part of the TIVA Peer Awards competition, the Peer Promise Awards are designed to provide recognition to high school students in the DMV 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.)

Show us your stuff!     

2018 Peer Promise Entry Portal Now Closed!

(No cost to enter!)

Peer Promise Guidelines

How to Submit an Entry: To enter the 2018 Peer Promise Awards, go to the Peer Promise Awards Entry Portal (now closed), create an account, look for the Peer Promise Category, and upload your submission!

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

How many videos can I submit?

You can submit up to two (2) videos. 

What does it cost to enter?

There is no cost to enter!

What are the key dates for the 2018 Peer Promise Awards?

April 1, 2018: Entry Portal Now Closed

August 15, 2018: Submission deadline (Late entries may be accepted until August 26, with special permission by the Peer Promise Awards Committee.)

When and where are the 2018 Peer Promise Awards presented?

(The Peer Promise Awards are part of the official 2018 TIVA Peer Awards ceremony.)

November 17, 2018: Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW. Washington, DC 20045

Who attends the Peer Awards ceremony?

Over 200 professionals involved in production for television, Internet, and video attend this event. Producers, directors, editors, scriptwriters, talent (on-camera and voice-over), 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). Purchase tickets for 2018 Peer Awards Ceremony

What if I have questions about the Peer Promise Awards?

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

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