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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Digital Graffiti 2017 promises to deliver a fascinating experience in immersive projected art. The Alys Foundation has given over $100,000 in awards and artist stipends over the past 10 years, all to further digital work in the public realm.

Artists, designers, photographers, and architects are invited to submit their artwork to be projected under a light-starved sky and onto the pristine, reflective white walls of Alys Beach. Three evenings, May 19-21, 2017, will see the town lit with stunning examples of projection mapping, generative art, experimental short films and animation (maximum 2 minutes), and sound, motion and/or light responsive installations.

Stage 1: Submission & Initial Screening

Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017.

Upload your work to, then enter your information into the form here.

Please note: Entries may include new or existing short digital videos or entirely new interactive work. Every effort will be made to play audio with the work. However, not all work will be shown with accompanying audio. Entries should be no more than two minutes. Anything longer may be cut from participation in the festival. There is no application fee and artists retain 100% ownership of their works.

You may submit more than one entry, but each work requires its own entry information:

• Project title
• Type of work
• Year produced
• Project summary
• Brief artist statement

Stage 2: Finalists & Selection Notification

Submitting artists whose entries pass the first screening (“Finalists”) will be notified mid-February. Finalists will be eligible for the 2017 festival and their works will be displayed during the event. To help bring artists to the event, The Alys Foundation will provide a travel subsidy for up to five finalists with confirmation of attendance (details to follow with final selections).

Stage 3: Awards & The Festival

Prizes will be awarded in three categories, as judged by a panel of art and industry experts and announced during the festival:

• Best of Show ($5,000 Prize)
• Curator’s Choice ($2,000 Prize)
• Three (3) Honorable Mentions (each $1,000 Prize)

Visit the Digital Graffiti Archive to view preview finalists.

Note: By submitting an entry, you agree to allow Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, and/or its sponsoring partners unrestricted use of your artwork (in part or in whole) for promotional purposes for the 2017 festival and future festivals.


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