The creative agency founded by comedian and television personality Jon Stewart and his wife has launched a contest for the next generation of creative talent.
Creative Agency is launching the “Creative Arts Scholarship Program” to help those in their 20s and 30s develop their passions.
The scholarship program is open to students in any creative field, including comedy, theatre, visual arts, dance, and music.
The competition, which will open Oct. 30 at 9 a.m., will reward students who show they can create in a creative field.
The contest, which has received $4.8 million in awards and scholarships, will include the ability to enter the contest with a $10,000 scholarship.
The winner of the contest will be awarded $50,000 and a spot in the competition’s first competition, in which they’ll have the chance to meet with Stewart, a producer and star on Stewart’s NBC comedy series “The Daily Show.”
Stewart will help select a panel of creative experts to advise on the program.
The winning team will receive $15,000.
The winning team has already received $15 million in scholarships.
The scholarship program will allow students to take advantage of Stewart’s extensive network of advisors.
The program will be administered by the Artistic Talent Initiative at The Center for Creativity at the University of Virginia, according to a statement from Stewart’s agency.
The announcement comes after the “Daily Show” produced a series of “Creativity Awards” this year, in recognition of creative talents.
In the first round of the awards, Stewart won two of the six categories, and the winners were selected from among a roster of 30.
Stewart will serve as the acting host of the second competition, and other winners will receive an invitation to the event.
Stewart was also the host of a segment that featured the voices of Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell and others.