Griffin Awards


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The Griffin Awards began in the Spring semester of 2011 as a challenge to students to demonstrate their creative talents in the medium of filmmaking. The Griffin Awards continue on today to offer the same challenge to students and student-applicants with the hope of winning a scholarship. Each January the Enrollment Staff provides the students the prerequisites of each film entry.  These prerequisites are both technical and thematic or inspirational.  Students may then choose from, or certain items or themes that need to be incorporated into their video.


Participants compete for scholarships, where the top three are awarded. Miss Congeniality receives a $250 scholarship, the First-Runner Up receives a $500 scholarship, and The Griffin Award receives a $1,000 scholarship. All video entries are evaluated for perquisites, theme and artistic interpretation.  Members of the Enrollment and Student Life staff then vote for that year’s best three submissions.


2013 Griffin Awards


Griffin Awards 2013


The submitted films are used by MACU recruitment teams at camps and youth conferences to communicate a culture that is distinctly MACU.

Check out this year's videos!

(Click on the images below)


2013 Griffins 1st place

  2013 Griffins 2nd place
  2013 Griffins 3rd place

The Griffin

(1st Place)

"A Day in the Life of Bueno"

Joshua Bueno

Stephanie Empson


First-Runner Up

(2nd Place)

"He Loved Us"

Kelsea Fallon



Miss Congeniality 

(3rd Place)

"A Day in the Life of Jaquan"

Kevin McNeil

Jaquan Jones




You may also view last year's videos as well:

(Click on the name)

The Griffin: Jenny Nunez and Ariana Avila

First-Runner Up: Taylor Pierce

Miss Congeniality: Emile Cooper, Chloe Lackey, and Kimmi Naugle

Honorable Mention: Andrea Strawderman


All videos are the sole property of Mid-Atlantic Christian University. These videos may not be sold, reproduced, or altered in any way, without the express persmission of the Admissions Department of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.