Submissions Wanted for Digital Arts Competition and Exhibition at RIT

Competition open to professional artists, high school and college students, Deadline March 2




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Calling all artists! Whether youíre a photographer, animator, performer, Web designer, or printmaker, Rochester Institute of Technology wants your work to be part of the Digital Arts Competition and Exhibition. RITís Honors Program and the Creativity and Invention Working Group are hosting the second annual event to promote artistic expression through digital media.

The competition is open to high school and college students as well as professional artists. The various categories for submissions are 3D renderings, static images, moving images, interactive, 3D installations, digital poetry and performances/virtual theater. Work can be submitted Feb. 2 through March 2. The entry fee is $10 for three submissions. Submissions should be sent to http://digitalarts.rit.edu.

A panel of judges will award $1,000 grand prizes for Best of Show (one for the student bracket and one in the professional bracket) and a $1,000 grand prize for the Most Innovative entry. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, May 11, in the Golisano College atrium.

As part of the effort to promote digital media, RIT faculty and students will host free interactive workshops about the various computing tools available in creating digital art. Workshops about Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, and Digital Poetry will be held on Saturdays in January and February in Building 70 on the RIT campus. The workshops are open to the public.

For more details about the competition and workshops, visit http://digitalarts.rit.edu or e-mail RITDigitalArts@gmail.com.