MES Grad Student Media Project Competition

This summer, CMES is hosting a Media Project Competition for all UT grad students. Those who wish to enter the competition must create a short video or podcast episode that details academic research related to the Middle East. Projects should be created with a public audience in mind and must be founded in scholarship, but otherwise any topics that involve the Middle East in some capacity are acceptable. 

The contest winners, as judged by MES faculty, will receive the following prizes: $1,000 (1st place); $600 (2nd place); and $300 (3rd place). 

The deadline to enter the contest is Monday, September 2, 2024. This deadline falls on one of the earliest weeks of the Fall 2024 semester, so we encourage using the summer for project creation.

A list of the full competition guidelines can be found here. Please reach out to with questions. We hope you will participate! 

Dial-In Information

Students can enter the contest by submitting their project(s) through this form.

Tuesday, June 25

More dates through September 2, 2024

Virtual Event