Big Brain Award Finalists Announced

With no further ado, we announce the finalists for New Times' first-ever Big Brain Awards. The award was created to recognize emerging creatives in metropolitan Phoenix -- and let us tell you, we had our work cut out for us, narrowing the list from more than 150 to 15.

The winners in five categories -- plus a surprise sixth winner! -- will be announced Saturday, May 22 at New Times' 40th Anniversary Party at Madcap Theaters in Tempe. Winners will receive $1000 (per category).

Tickets may still be available.

We'll be sharing more details about the finalists soon here on Jackalope Ranch, but here are the names:

DESIGN Jay Atherton & Cy Keener Mark Dudlik Seesaw Design

FILM Nathan Blackwell Robert Kilman & Safwat Saleem Saxon Richardson

ONLINE MEDIA CenPho.TV Light Rail Blogger Monster Commute

PERFORMING ARTS Tricia Moore Kara Roschi Marcelino Quinonez

VISUAL ARTS Peter Bugg Spencer Hibert Jen Urso

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