Film and Media Studies majors in their senior year are eligible for several university-wide prizes, and also for two that specifically include final projects or senior essays for Film and Media Studies in their purview. Senior projects are eligible for the Louis Sudler Prize, which is for Excellence in the Performing and Creative Arts. And both senior projects and senior essays may be submitted for the Howard R. Lamar Prize in Film and Video, established in 1993 in honor of Howard Lamar, 21st President of Yale and a long-standing member of the Film Studies Committee. The Lamar Prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior, either for outstanding work in film and/or video or for an outstanding essay on some aspect of cinema and/or television. Majors in any department are eligible, provided that submitted work is completed during the senior year.