Multimedia Entry Scholarships

You won’t find any essay limitations on this list of scholarships!

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 27, 2017

Multimedia Entry Scholarships

So essays aren’t your thing. Believe it or not, that’s okay in the scholarship world. There are still amazing scholarships out there that allow entries of all kinds – like videos, artwork, photography and more.

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for writers are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

You won’t find any essay limitations here! Check out this list of scholarships with all different types of entry methods, from videos and photographs to trivia and games.

Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest

Deadline: 3/15/17
Available to: Maximum Age 19 Years
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $250 – $1,000

The Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest is open to filmmakers ages 19 and younger who are living in the U.S. or its territories. To qualify, you must submit an original film of up to four minutes on the following theme: “Watch What You #Tweet! How free should social media be?” Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video.

Learn more about the Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest.

Earth Day Award

Deadline: 3/25/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Earth Day Award is available to high school students. To be considered, you must submit details about an environmental project that you are currently working on or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in your home, school, and / or community.

Learn more about the Earth Day Award.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

Keys to Success College Student Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $1,000

The Keys to Success College Student Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend college in the Fall of 2017. You must submit a one to two minute video about how a college education will make a positive improvement in your life in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Keys to Success College Student Scholarship.

Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 6 Awards from $1,000-$5,000

The Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must create a 25 or 55 second video that discourages distracted driving.

Learn more about the Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: 4/01/17
Available to: Ages 15+
Award Amount: 6 Awards from $1,000-$5,000

Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!

Learn more about the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.

Duck Tape Promposal Sweepstakes

Deadline: 4/05/17
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000

The Duck Tape Promposal Sweepstakes is available to high school students. To be eligible, you must come up with a clever promposal idea that incorporates Duck Tape in some way, then post a photo or video of your promposal on Twitter on Instagram.

Get more information on the Duck Tape Promposal Sweepstakes.

NPG 2017 Photography Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/07/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: $1,500

The NPG 2017 Photography Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an original photo with a 40 to 50 word description that shows how the environment of the U.S. is being damaged by population growth. You must also be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the NPG 2017 Photography Scholarship Contest.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Deadline: 4/30/17
Available to: High School Juniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $5,000

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is available to high school juniors and seniors, and entering and current college freshmen. You must be a resident of, or be planning to attend school in Connecticut or the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible, you must demonstrate how you have solved artistic, scientific, or technical problems in new or unusual ways; how you have come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by your school, community, or family; or how you have developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve people’s health.

Get more information on the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity.

$3,000 Easy Scholarship: Share Stories to Increase Fairness in School

Deadline: 4/30/17
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $3,000

A 12-year-old girl was handcuffed and arrested for doodling on her desk. Arrested. For DOODLING ON HER DESK. This kind of unfair, harsh discipline happens in schools all over the country. You can do something about it by sharing these stories on social media. You’ll encourage schools to adopt fairer policies, and you’ll enter to win a $3,000 scholarship. No minimum GPA or essay required. This $3,000 easy scholarship is open to people ages 13 to 25. You must also live in the U.S. or have U.S citizenship.

Learn more about the $3,000 Easy Scholarship: Share Stories to Increase Fairness in School.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 5/12/17
Available to: Ages 16-24
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $5,000 – $25,000

The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life’s passion.

Learn more about the Live Más Scholarship.

Prom Pics Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $250

The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre-prom, prom dance, and post-prom.

Get more information on the Prom Pics Contest.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S.

You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy.

Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarship Competition is open to all U.S high school seniors and graduates who would like to attend FIDM.

To be considered, you must submit a project in one of the following categories: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow, Interior, Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, and Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow.

Projects are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and promise.

Get more information on the FIDM National Scholarship Competition.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $18,000
Ages: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors

The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.

A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Get more information on the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Invite a Friend to Fastweb

Award: $500
Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members

You and a friend could win $500! Simply invite a friend to join Fastweb. Once your friend completes the registration, you’re both entered to win $500.

Learn how you can Invite a Friend to Fastweb and qualify you and a friend for $500.

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