Requirements and fAQs

When and where will the festival be held?

The 2022 Montgomery County Youth Media Festival will be livestreamed and possibly presented in person in downtown Silver Spring.  

Who can participate?

This year, we have categories for middle school students, high school students, and young adults (ages 18-25). 

How can I submit my artwork or video? 

You can submit your piece digitally via Dropbox.  You will need to submit photographs of the front, sides, and back of fine arts pieces. For all submissions, you will need to submit digital files that can be used for official presentation online.  For fine art pieces, you will need to submit photographs of the front, back, and sides or edges of the piece. 

What can I submit?

Choose your theme: a social justice issue or a portrait (personal, another person, or a community) 

Choose your medium: film, photography, graphic design 

Categories: Middle School, High School, and 18-25 age group

All videos and media must have been produced after July 1, 2019. Media created before July 2019 will not be accepted. 

I made ten videos that I would like to screen. Can I submit them all?

Unfortunately individuals can only submit up to two videos.


How many visual art pieces can I submit?

Individuals can submit only one piece of graphic design or photography. 


How long can the video be?

Minimum length for video is 30 seconds.

The maximum length for video is 4 minutes.


When will I hear back about my submissions?

Participants will be notified of acceptance around the first week of April 2022. If you are concerned that you haven’t heard from us, please contact

Are there any prizes?

Yes! There will be 1st Place and 2nd Place in each category, determined by our panel of judges.

Each prize is a cash amount transferred electronically. 


If you have additional questions, please contact


Good Luck!