2018 Semifinal Round

The video submissions are judged by two different panels of judges.The following 18 semifinalists have been selected by the first panel and notified. Congratulations to all!

Category I

Taiyang Gong, Purdue University (Professor Eimii Nishimura)

Samuel Kim, University of Georgia (Professor Yuki Caldwell)

Paige Livingston, University of South Florida, Tampa (Professor Mako Nozu)

Rida Mughal, University of South Florida (Professor Mako Nozu)

Erik Thompson, Texas A & M University (Professor Yuki Waugh)

Claire Wong, Baylor University (Professor Yuko Prefume)

Category II                

Rishab Bhatnagar, Hofstra University (Professor Patricia Welch)

Barbara Chen, University of Pennsylvania (Professor Kinji Ito)

Arin Chinnasathian, Georgetown University (Professor Yoshiko Mori)

Asma Khan, Johns Hopkins University (Professor Makiko Nakao)

Sandra Silva, Georgetown University (Professor Yoshiko Mori)

James Worsham, Baylor University (Professor Yuko Prefume)

Category III              

Yeonjun Cho, University of Virginia (Professor Miyabi Goto)

Sarah Naomi Johnson, University of Virginia (Professor Miyabi Goto)

Hope Radel, University of Virginia (Professor Miyabi Goto)

Zizhou Wang, University of Pennsylvania (Professor Kinji Ito)

Wonjun Yoon, Johns Hopkins University (Professor Makiko Nakao)

Xiyue Zhang, The Ohio State University (Professor Eri Terada)

Their videos are now being judged by the second panel of judges. Three finalists will be selected from each category and invited to participate in the Final Round. 

preliminary round

Preliminary Round opens on September 1!