Figge One-Minute Film Contest: Friday Night Lights

Deadline for submissions: January 27, 2017.

In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present, the Figge is putting out a call for one-minute films featuring any topic surrounding the sport. Show off your filming skills by submitting a video! All films entered will be available for viewing online, and awards will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention and People’s Choice. The awards ceremony will take place during a film festival on Thursday, February 23 at 6 pm, when audience members will have an opportunity to view all of the films and vote for their favorites. Submissions can be made any time until January 27, 2017 at 5 pm. For more information, contact Heather Aaronson (

Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present investigates the history of football imagery by prominent American artists and photographers beginning with Winslow Homer’s engravings for Harper’s Weekly at the close of the Civil War and culminating with the work of contemporary artists such as Catherine Opie and Shaun Leonardo. The artworks, which represent a variety of media including prints, paintings, sculpture, photographs and video, attest to the fact that football has played a significant role in American cultural history for the last 150 years. Scrimmage is the first scholarly exhibition to survey football imagery in depth and to demonstrate that a multitude of artists have made important images of this quintessentially American sport.

Download the registration form here. Form must be DOWNLOADED TO YOUR DESKTOP prior to filling out and submitting form.

If mailing: send registration form and dvd to
Figge Art Museum
Attn: Heather Aaronson
225 West Second Street
Davenport, IA 52801

If emailing: send your registration form (or click "submit" at the bottom of the form) along with your YouTube video link to

Entrants may submit their videos in the MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, or WebM, digital file formats. Files must be less than 100 MB in size. MAKE SURE THE PRIVACY SETTINS IS "PUBLIC". For guidance on file preparation and compression, visit YouTube upload help:

A more complete list of rules and submission instructions can be downloaded here.