Bay Area Creative Foundation & Marin High Schools and Surrounding Areas

Creative Youth Celebration

Creative Youth Celebration Live Broadcast Honors Student Artists

RE-WATCH THE LIVE BROADCAST HERE. The inaugural Creative Youth Celebration concluded with an uplifting live broadcast event on March 31, which awarded more than $18,000 in cash to talented students and showcased their creative work.  

Hosted by Michael Pritchard, the event features an inspirational address by BACF Founder Dr. Emil Kakkis, student performances and a special celebrity appearance.  

Sponsored by the Bay Area Creative Foundation, the CYC live broadcast placed the student artists front and center, recognizing their outstanding achievements with awards ranging from $100 up to $1,000 for Presidential Merit. In addition, every CYC participant received a one-year subscription to MasterClass, which offers access to online classes in arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, and more. 

If you (or someone you know) would like to be a part of our next Creative Youth Celebration, please contact:


  • Chris Boyadjiev
    Music Performance
  • Kiara & Sophia Bromberg
    Music Composition & Performance
  • Jessica Bukowski


  • Juliette Ardzdrooni
  • Natalia Betzler
    Music Composition
  • Jack Bober
  • Lily (moth) Borrill
  • Hannah Chen
    Music Composition
  • Zoe Edwards
  • Hannes Gerber
    Film/original song
  • Shayla Gernhardt
  • Aryarajsinh Jhala
  • Eric Koh
    Music Performance
  • Tobias Maxon
  • Josette McBride
  • Genevieve Melberg
  • Talia Skeen
    Music Performance

If you would like to learn more about the Bay Area Creative Foundation and the plans for the 2nd annual Creative Youth Celebration, please contact us

  • Last Light Entry fog sweeping hills
  • Preservation entry - jars with nature in them
  • Alley View  -black an white image of alley
  • Up & Up - ferris wheel lit up at night
  • Summertime Adventure entry - morning landscape of hills and fog
  • Solly entry - sketch of person
  • Regal entry - painting of tiger

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Creative Gallery

The student creative works are now live! The Creative Gallery includes all student submissions to the Creative Youth Celebration. The original, inspirational entries cover six artistic disciplines:

  • Short Films
  • Screenplays/Treatments
  • Photography
  • Physical Art 
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance