Start with a few good ideas, add some hard work and you could end up in San Francisco, New York City or even Cedar Rapids, Iowa, attending a communications festival or competing for a national award.

School of Communications students regularly participate in annual competitions related to their fields of study — in some cases competing for cash prizes. Below is a list of the contests, competitions and festivals available. Students should review the criteria and application requirements for each of the awards.

Contests, Competitions & Festivals for Student Entry

Open to All Majors

Cinema & Television Arts

Communication Design


Strategic Communications