2017 Winners

2017 High Arts Festival Winners

Film Winners

Grand Prize ($5,000 and a showcase party at the Nightlight): Angel Reed, I am My Sister's Keeper

Fiction Runner Up ($1,000): G.S. Schray, Drift of No Concern

Non-Fiction Runner Up ($1,000): Marc Biss, Shepard's Pie

Juried Prize ($1,000): Jonathan Chiarle, Morning

Music Winners

Grand Prize ($5,000 and the opportunity to perform at Jilly's Music Room in a cabaret style performance.): Shelby Olive, More Than Ink

Solo/Duo Runner Up ($1,000): Gretchen Pleuss, Waves Like Drums

Group Runner Up ($1,000): The Dreemers, Feelin' Fine.

Juried Prize ($1,000): Jul Big Green, Getaway

Visual Art Winners

Grand Prize ($5,000 and the honor of displaying his piece in the Akron Art Museum for one month): Frederick Shortridge, Redemption, Ascension and Liberation

2D Runner Up ($1,000): Kevin Smalley, Beneath the Full Moon

3D Runner Up ($1,000): Megan Shane, The Forest-Fire Pit Globe

Juried Prize ($1,000): Jenniffer Omaitz, Indelible

All three grand prize winners and the juried prize winners will go on a two-day bus tour to Detroit to learn from, be inspired by and network with the local arts community.