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Requirements 

International Competition  

If  you have Internet access, and your age is between 10 and 23, you are  eligible to enter. Feel free to enter the competition and submit  more than one entry. The competition is divided into  two parts by age group, juniors (10-16) &  seniors (17-23) and you don’t need to be attending school to enter.

OMAP (Online Media Application Portfolio) is the prerequisite for all subsequent UYAF applications starting 2016.  Please open the link OMAP (Online Media Application Portfolio) for more information.

 

Selection process

We evaluate all information submitted OMAP—including pre-OMAP, transcripts, essay, and your video production —when considering your application.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling, first-come, first-entered basis, and the selection process is very competitive. Once an application is complete, it takes approximately 20 business days (Approximately less than one month) for the final judges to review from the prescreened applications to make the decision.

 

Next steps after admission

If you are admitted to the UYAF International Competition program, you’ll need to register for the Online course you are required to take at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Registration is now opened for the course scheduled June 26th 2017 through July 21 2017. Courses do fill up quickly, so plan to register early for your admission.

The requirement is OMAP: This is the prerequisite for all subsequent UYAF applications since year 2016.  Please check out the Georgia Institute of Technology website for OMAP online course availability.

Submit your essay as a MS-Word File:

Direction on how to Apply:  Submit your OMAP  or follow the direction below

pre- OMAP Application (2) Pages- All UYAF Applicants

Your work – electronic format (video) on link, or CD or 2GB a external thumb drive

  • For  juniors, your essay must be between 300 and 450 words in length.
  • Your Essays  from seniors must be 500 to 700 words in length.
  • Your  essay along with your work can be submitted via link, or hard copy in electronic format on CD or 2GB a external thumb drive. 
  • Also, you can submit your entry via email to:  admission2016@uyaf.org

Acceptable  Essay file types: PDF, MS Word and RTF only. 

 

OMAP is the prerequisite for all subsequent UYAF applications starting 2016.

Please  note that only selected essays sent in electronic format can be displayed on  the UYAF website.

Submit your OMAP: production in Adobe Flash Video File:

Submit your OMAP:

Junior and Senior group of participants; For those who previously applied for scholarships and competitions sponsored by UYAF followed a prescribed process that included an essay and the submission of media to support their applications.  Our OMAP purpose is to redesign the process so that more rigor and standardization is applied to application requirements.  The core concept of the redesign is the creation of an Online Media Application Portfolio (OMAP) that will consolidate your various application elements into a mediated presentation.  Key to the successful implementation of the OMAP concept is the creation of an online portfolio that provides Presentation and Resume guidance to prospective scholarship/competition recipients, and overall Online Media Application Portfolio user.

  • For  juniors, your video file must be between 1 to 10min. in  length.
  • For seniors, your video file must be between 1 to 10min. in  length.
  • Your  video file can be submitted via hard copy, in electronic format on CD or a 2GB external  thumb drive. Also, you can submit your entry via email to: 
  • Acceptable  Video file types: Flash only.    
  • Please  note that only selected video sent in electronic format can be displayed on the  UYAF website. .

Deadlines: Please  see the host of the UYAF International Competition schedule and review your  upcoming deadlines

Late entries will not be considered or accepted.