TELEVISION, INTERNET & VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DC, INC.
An integral component of the TIVA Peer Awards event, the Peer Promise Awards are designed to provide recognition to high school students in the mid-Atlantic region who create outstanding work, either as individual or team projects, within or outside the classroom, or in association with a media-based community organization. (Past submissions to the Peer Promise Awards cannot be resubmitted.)
How to Submit an Entry: To submit an entry for the Peer Promise Awards at the 23rd Annual TIVA Peer Awards, visit the dedicated FilmFreeway submission site at https://filmfreeway.com/TIVAPeerAwards and (following the submission instructions detailed here), select the Peer Promise - High School category in the list at the right of the submission page.
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 exerted 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.