We are incredibly pleased to finally announce the Winners of our 2018 IMC Scholarships Competition!

We received hundreds of submissions, and to be quite honest, the quality of work submitted was stunning. This made the decision to choose just a few winners incredibly difficult, and our jurors went through multiple rounds of deliberation. So much so that we decided to actually add a few extra awards because we just couldn’t decide. A jury of Muddy Colors contributors reviewed all the work, and carefully selected their favorites, tallied results, and then discussed all of the possible recipients.

We would like to stress that although some of the work was nothing short of incredible, our ideal winner was not necessarily the best artist. Rather, we were trying to select the best student. If you do not see your name listed below, please do not get discouraged. There were dozens of artists who missed out by just a single vote, and like all juried competitions, these selections are by no means a verdict of one’s abilities.

We are honored that so many of you took the time, and courage to submit your work.

Without further ado, our winners are…



The Following Artists have won a FULL PAID SCHOLARSHIP to the 2018 IMC, as well as 1 year of Free Access to our entire Muddy Colors Video Library

Jeszika Le Vye



Sam Hogg





The Following Artists have won a PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP to the 2018 IMC ($1000 toward tuition), as well as 6 months of Free Access to our entire Muddy Colors Video Library


Odera Igbokwe


Marie Alice Harel


Chris Hong


Danny Schwartz




The Following Artists have won 3 months of Free Access to our entire Muddy Colors Video Library

  • Christine Griffin
  • Jai Kamat
  • Matthew Dobrich
  • Shin Yeon Moon
  • Hillary Clarcq
  • Connor Maxon
  • Jameela Wahlgren
  • Wayne Miller
  • Stephanie Cost
  • Muhammed Mustafa

We will be reaching out to all of our winners within the next day or so to work out all the specifics of their rewards. Winners should keep an eye on their inbox for pertinent information.

Our Runner Ups will be next in line should one of our Full Scholarship Winners be unable to attend the IMC. Scholarships are not redeemable for cash, and can only be applied toward IMC tuition. All submitted works were reviewed and juried by Dan dos Santos, Rebecca Guay, Greg Manchess, Donato Giancola, Scott Fischer, Lauren Panepinto, and David Palumbo.

Scholarships are provided courtesy of Muddy Colors, the IMC, Dan dos Santos, Rebecca Guay, and the support of our Patreon Subscribers.