MAAE Video Contest

NOTE: One Video submitted by a 2024 SMArts Summit participant
will be selected to win a $50 cash prize!

MAAE Video Contest

Open to videographers of all ages! The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education is seeking powerful video messages which underscore the importance of arts education. Open to adults and students, MAAE is looking for students to tell their story and experiences about arts education and how it has impacted their daily lives.  

The MAAE is dedicated to showing why it is important to have fine arts instruction in every school, for every child, every day. We draw attention to the creative skills the arts develop in people of all ages and backgrounds. Now students can join in the Alliance's advocacy mission and display, through video, why the arts are a vital part of education at every level. These videos will be shown at Fine Arts Education Day on April 9, 2025.

Now accepting video contest entries!
Video submissions received  before
January 31 are eligible for awards issued in March.

Those received after Feb. 1 will be eligible for consideration the following year.

The winner(s) will receive a $50 prize and be acknowledged at Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol on April 9, 2025. If a student is a winner, an additional prize of $100, will be awarded to the teacher of a winning student entry.  

Suggested formats include personal stories of the benefits of arts education, public service announcements, news stories or music videos. Videos only need to be 30 seconds in length. Copyrighted material must be attributed in the video. The submission deadline for the each contest year is January 31. Videos may be initially submitted via googleform or a YouTube link. 

For more information about video content and how to submit an entry, contact Melissa Cooper, Contest Coordinator at