Published: Sep 09, 2012 9:54 AM EDT

"Create art in 24 hours" was the challenge students at Florida Gulf Coast University took on.

They made a mad dash to write plays, compose music, and edit films in hopes of winning a $500 scholarship.

"The art-on-the-fly competition has become a tradition eagerly anticipated by students who enjoy the adrenaline rush and the chance to push themselves artistically," festival founder Barry Cavin said.

The festival named winners in 4 categries:

Best live performance- Colleen Coppola and Rachel Rosen

Best musical performance:  Michael Leiva, Leah Conover, and Michael Keough

Best visual art:  Tanya Mack

Best film:  Jake Scott-hodes, Jared Benner, Michael Bridges, Jakie DeGraff, Dana lynn Frantz, Armando Rivera, Sarah Blinkhorn, and Steven Goldberg-Pannone.