ACE Student Editing Competition

Congratulations to the 2018
Student Editing Competition Winner!

Mariah Zenk – Missouri State University

Finalists were:

Lillian Engel – Elon University
Charlie Malcolm – Florida State University

Application Process

Students of film or editing may enter the ACE Student Editing Competition once a year (the start date is announced on this page). Applicants must provide the name of the school or university where they are studying and the name of a professor or instructor on the ACE application.  Here are the steps:

  1. Click “Start Application” and pay entry fee ($125)
  2. Upon payment you are redirected to the application form.
  3. Fill the form out completely and submit.
  4. You will be immediately redirected to a webpage with instructions on where to download the video dailies and instructions.
  5. The instructions will include how to submit your finished scene.

Good Luck!

Competition Process

The top three finalists will be contacted by phone and email by January 15th and announced soon after on this page.  Each finalist and a guest will be invited to attend the ACE Eddie Awards, held on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA. (ACE does not pay transportation or hotel expenses for out-of-town students.)

The winner receives a special Student Award and publicity in the Hollywood trade papers and each finalist receives a plaque.

No other entrants are contacted and no critiques or rankings are available for anyone. The finalists will be listed on this ACE website.


Please Note: The dailies supplied are for this student competition only and are NOT to be duplicated or copied or used for classroom study, projects or any other outside use. Any infringement upon this use may result in litigation.