One fantastic extra of attending Digital Media Academy tech camps is getting to take advantage of awesome offers and cool contests. This summer, we’re excited to be teaming up with our friends at Canon to present the DMAxCanon Digital Creator Contest!

Teens in our two-week photography and filmmaking academy programs will have a shot at winning the all new Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit – valued at more than $2,000!

The DMAxCanon Digital Creator Contest offers two fantastic sets of prizes! (Photo: Canon, Inc.)

Our photography and filmmaking academy students will be encouraged to submit their final course projects for consideration in the contest, which will feature two winners – one for photography and another for videography.

The Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit is so new and cutting-edge that it’s now only available through pre-order! The Kit will be released at the end of August and that’s when our academy students’ projects will be evaluated for creative merit by a panel of judges, including DMA instructors and staff members, and Canon representatives.


This amazing contest offers two grand prizes, each of which is really a complete collection of premium Canon photographic equipment.

Both winners – one photographer and one filmmaker – will receive the following:

• EOS 80D Camera Body…a state-of-the-industry DSLR camera equipped with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor.
• EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens…offering Canon’s legendary lens precision.
• RODE VideoMic GO Microphone…a directional mic that limits background noise.
• Power Zoom Adapter (PZ-E1)…to enable maximum and smooth use of zooms.
• Sandisk 32GB SD Card…to give you plenty of room to store all the photo & video masterpieces you’ll shoot.
• Battery Pack (LP-E6N)
• Battery Charger (LC-E6)
• Eyecup (Eb)
• Wide Strap
• Camera Cover (R-F-3)
• Lens Cap (E-67II)
• Lens Dust Cap (E)

Canon’s EOS 80D pro camera captures amazing video footage as well as astounding photos. (Photo: Canon, Inc.)


All 2016 students of DMA two-week photography or filmmaking academies are eligible to enter, regardless of which DMA college campus they’re attending. (Check our DMA campus locations to see if our filmmaking and photography academies are offered there.)

Submissions will be accepted beginning Friday, July 1st, 2016. Winners will be selected and announced during the week of August 22nd, 2016.

Digital Media Academy is proud to partner with Canon, which shares our commitment to shaping the next generation of photographers and filmmakers.

To follow this contest and our continued partnership with Canon, check out #DMAxCanon on Instagram and Twitter and follow Canon for the latest news and announcements: @CanonUSA on Instagram and Facebook and @CanonUSAImaging on Twitter.