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13th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards

Ceremony: May 19, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Exhibition: May 17 - May 25, 2023
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

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The Kamil family, Department of Visual Arts, and School of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego invite you to the 13th 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 17-25, and in the Kamil Gallery Online. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on May 19th, 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.

Grand Prize Winner:

"Les Girls" by Citlalli Martinez Cano

Runners Up:

"Inside My Mind; Sounds of Serenity" by Karen Avila

"Three Pochos" by Ian Guzman

Honorable Mention:

"I Love Japanese Food" by Kai Zeger

All 21 entries are viewable at the Kamil Gallery Online and at the links below!

Nyla Janmohamed
"Always and Forever"

Macey Keung
"The Artist"

En-Chi Huang
"Chicken vs. Egg"

Madeleine Heinemann

Hongyu Chen

Niko Parker
"Femme Fatale"

Rik van Hoorn
"Getting Over It"

Frank Floyd
"Healing Heart's - Miggz Story"

London Huang

Kai Zeger
"I Love Japanese Food"

Karen Avila
"Inside My Mind; Sounds of Serenity"

Citlalli Martinez Cano, Hongwei Xu, Alicia Alderete, Haenaem Lee, Soohyun Jeong
"Les Girls"

Johann Milios, Annie Gialis, Alicia Alderete

Junjie Huang
Jiaze Zou
"Set Free"

James DeLisio

Jalal Al-Marashi Jaffer

Ian Guzman
"Three Pochos"

Paris Blanco
"To and From"

Christine Dai

Bobby Yu
"White Demon"