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14th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards

Ceremony: May 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition: May 16 - May 23, 2024
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego


The Kamil family, Department of Visual Arts, and School of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego invite you to the 14th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards Ceremony. Please join us for an evening of film and creativity to honor the memory of Adam Douglas Kamil and showcase the talent of undergraduate UC San Diego students.

The Adam D. Kamil Media Awards were developed to help UC San Diego undergraduates polish their skills in film production and to help them realize their creative potential in this field. Adam was a UC San Diego, Visual Arts Media major with a passion for the power of media to connect people. To honor the memory of their son, the Kamil family established the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. The awards consist of a grand prize of $2,000 and two finalist prizes of $1,000 each. All submissions will be viewable in the Kamil Gallery May 16-23, and in the Kamil Gallery Online. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on May 17th, and the grand prize winning project will be screened. The event will allow time to view works in the gallery, eat, and socialize.

“We hope that through this award, Adam’s creative spirit will inspire others to develop their talents and to grow as sympathetic and sensitive individuals,” stated Elaine Kamil.

All 20 entries are viewable at the Kamil Gallery Online and at the links below!

Macey Keung
“For Those With Dads Who
Were Hard on Them”

Michael Lu

Navil Martinez

Paris Blanco
“Moments of Self”

Rik Van Hoorn
“The Woman in the Window”

Sparrow Hargrove
“Everything Is Fine”

Stephanie Pan
“Dream Train”

Jalal Al-Marashi Jaffer
& Ryan Ritterby
“What It Takes to Make It"

James DeLisio
“Smoke Signals”

Jenna Allred
“Audition for Affection”

Jessica Zhu
“Balloon Jungle”

Kennedy Houston
“Woman Was Created Out of Her”

Lennon Lilienthal-Wynn
& Krystal Cleonia Tran
“Blood Money Blues”

Ludwing Fino
“As Time Goes By”

Blake Riesenfeld
“All the Dead are Holy; All the Brides are Beautiful”

Carolyn Zuniga

Efrain Blas

Farhang Dadfar

Hailey Cross
“Nobody, Nowhere”

Isabelle Simon

Kamil Gallery


The Adam D. Kamil Gallery is now also online. This gallery is a site for undergraduate art shows and hosts the annual reception and exhibition for students that participate in the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. Visual Arts majors and minors at the junior or senior level are eligible to submit a proposal to show in the Kamil Gallery for one week during the academic school year. Past online exhibitions remain viewable with the artists' permission.