Mosaic Mobile™


Submission Deadline
October 13

Mosaic Mobile™ content is about challenging the conventions of storytelling. With technology leveling the content creation playing field, our focus is on how high school and college students can use today’s tools to tell more original, engaging stories.

Mosaic films celebrate creative thinking and discovery while exploring the diverse world in which we live.  

Have an idea for a film you want to create? Or have a class full of eager students with stories to tell? Make sure to check out the rules and requirements to see what aspiring filmmakers need to know before submitting to Mosaic Film Experience.

2017 Film Criteria

The following elements must be used within your film:



“Why Not”: These words must be spoken or used in the film.

Rules and Requirements

  • Filmmakers must be a current high school or college student in West Michigan
  • Films must be shot and edited on a mobile device (phone or tablet)
  • Up to two entries per person are allowed.
  • Films must be 2-3 minutes in length (including credits)
  • Films must include the three film criteria: theme, prop and saying.
  • Any music and sound effects used in your film must have copyright permission or be royalty free.
  • All films submitted are entered into the Mosaic Film Experience competition to be judged by a panel of area film directors, media literacy professionals and other industry professionals. Decisions of the judges are final. Submitted films may be screened at the Mosaic Film Experience event as well as shared on the Mosaic Film Experience website.

Mosaic entries, finalists and winners will permit the Mosaic Film Experience to use their name, contact information, likeness, publicity stills, film or video footage, title and log line of material in pre- and post-competition publicity and promotional efforts. If you wish to opt out of this stipulation, please make a request in writing and submit it to

The Mosaic Film Experience may, at its own discretion, transfer the submitted material to a compilation DVD for Festival screening, and the resulting DVD may be used for Mosaic Film Experience promotional purposes. However, said compilations are not sold or distributed by the Mosaic Film Experience.

Submission Info

October 2nd
Submission period begins

October 13th
Submission Deadline
(11:59pm EST)

October 25th
Finalists Announced

October 27th
Rick Wilson Student Choice Voting opens
(12:00pm EST)

October 28th
Rick Wilson Student Choice Voting closes
(12:00pm EST)

For more information contact:

High School:

Have questions about how to shoot and edit a film? Check out the resource section to get started.

Mosaic Mobile Submissions:

HS Submission Form

College Submission Form


High School

  • $1000 first prize
  • $500 second prize
  • $250 third prize


  • $1000 first prize
  • $500 second prize
  • $250 third prize

Rick Wilson Student Choice Prize

New Gear – High School
$500 – College

After finalists are announced, audience voting will begin on October 28 at 12:00 p.m. EST and end October 29 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced at the November 8 & 9 events.

Rick Wilson Student Choice Award 

The Rick Wilson Student Choice Award was created to honor the late Rick Wilson – Emmy award winning journalist, storyteller, and a leading voice in the area of equity, inclusion and diversity. Rick was an impactful member of the inaugural team of The Mosaic Film Experience. He was always willing to lend his support and influence to the advocacy of students in promoting their stories and the amplifying of their voices!

Mosaic Mobile
2016 Finalists

High School

Careerline Tech Center

Careerline Tech Center

How I Got My Glasses
Careerline Tech Center

Kenowa Hills High School

All Lives Matter – But Guess Who’s Targeted
Grand Rapids Montessori High School

Racing Along
Careerline Tech Center

Intimidation Situation
Rockford High School

Perspective Matters
Careerline Tech Center

What They See
The Potter’s House High School

Careerline Tech Center


Grand Valley State University

Troll Bridge
Grand Valley State University

The Debt
Michigan State University

I See
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Calvin College

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Have You Seen This Man?
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Mosaic Mobile
2016 Winners

High School Winners

1st Place – $1000:
 Carson Tate – Careerline Tech Center
2nd Place – $500:
Adeline Andreas – The Potter’s House High School
3rd Place – $250:
Angelena Vasquez – Careerline Tech Center
Rick Wilson Memorial Prize – GEAR:
Aaron Voogt – Crinkle – Kenowa Hills High School

College Winners

1st Place – $1000:
 David Astudillo – Grand Valley State University
2nd Place – $500:
Keegan Waid – Grand Valley State University
3rd Place – $250:
 David Fitch – Calvin College
Rick Wilson Memorial Prize – $500:
 Upgrade – Grand Valley State University
 Olivia Smith

2015 Mosaic Award High School Winners