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CSGC Digital Art

DIGITAL ART SUBMISSION OVERVIEW

The digital art competition is designed to recognize and reward individuals who have created an artistic work using digital technology. Individuals (no team submissions) can enter a variety of digital art, from computer illustrations, computer paintings, graphic design pieces, and or digital photography. Digital art will be judged based on all aspects of aesthetics, composition, and creativity.

Art entered into this category can also be submitted into an optional, additional category:

  • Theme Specific -   Projects under the 2023 Sustainability theme

Projects submitted in this competition do not need to reflect the theme, they will just be added into an additional category if they do. If the project does not reflect the theme, it will not affect their ranking in the main competition


Submission Details

  • All individuals  must pre-register for this event. Registration opens in October.
  • Each entry is considered a collection and can contain a maximum of 3 digital art pieces related to one of the following categories: computer illustration, computer painting, graphic design piece and/or digital photography.
    • All art submissions must be submitted digitally
    • Physical art pieces must be displayed upon day of the competition
  • Digital art may be created using any art/graphic software 
    • While the work can include traditional art elements, 90% of the work must be digitally created
    • Digital photography entries must only be photographed using a digital camera.
  • All components of the animation must be created by the animation team.
    • Copyrighted images, audio, footage and characters can not be used. (ie. Celebrity photos, movie screen grabs, drawings of copyrighted logos, characters, etc. and so forth).
  • All submissions must be appropriate for all viewing ages
    • MUST NOT contain any offensive language, graphic content, and suggestive themes (ex. sex, drugs and alcohol).
  • All animation submissions must be submitted by April 1, 2023
    • Digital Art submissions are submitted as downloadable image files

Eligibility

The contest is open internationally to the following peer groups:

  • Elementary ** (grades 2nd to 5th)
  • Middle School ** (grades 6th to 8th)
  • High School (grades 9th to 12th)
  • Post Secondary (College or Tech School)
  • Indie Professional / Hobbyist (Adults not participating as a student)

** Participants under the age of 13 require a legal guardian or instructor to register with itch.io and submit on their behalf. When submitting any CSGC competition (jam) entrants are asked to provide the name of submission creator.

Submission Requirements

  • Contest is open to individual submissions only.
  • The deadline to register and submit for all competitions is April 1, 2023

Exhibition

Competitors may choose to exhibit their submission in person at CSGC exhibition day on April 15, 2023 at the University of Tulsa.

Those who plan to exhibit at the event, must abide by the following rules:

  • Exhibitor space is granted only to those that properly request it on the submission form.
  • Competitors may set up their displays the morning of exhibition day (April 15) between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Competitors must have their booth ready by 10:00 a.m. for the start of the event
  • Competitors must bring their own equipment for one functional set-up of the game, art or other. This includes any hardware, output devices, cables, mounts, boards, etc.
  • Competitors must have someone at their display at all times
  • Competitors are asked to dismantle starting after 4:00 p.m. and must clear the room of their equipment by 5:00 pm.

Awards and Judging

  1. Judges will review all submissions prior to the day of competition. All submissions must be submitted by April 1, 2023
  2. All awards are at the discretion of our judges, including a decision to not award a prize to any competition/category/ or peer group. The judges’ decisions are final
    • Just because you are the only entry in a competition does not guarantee a win. The quality of work must meet a certain ranking determined by our CSGC Judges.
    • Judges also have the discretion to move an entry to a different competition if they feel it is better suited for that competition. Note that is not done arbitrarily, it usually is to give the competitor a better chance at winning an award. (e.g. You entered the concept art for game assets, but they felt it was more appropriate for the digital art show.
  3. Entries may be disqualified at the discretion of the judges for use of any inappropriate content, themes or failure to meet submission requirements.
  4. Winners will be announced during our awards ceremony held on the at 5:00 pm Saturday April 15, 2023.
    • Awards ceremony will take place virtually and in-person.
    • All winners will be notified via email as to their placement and how to receive their award.

UPDATES AND CHANGES

CSGC representatives reserves the rights to change, modify, and or update the rules, regulations, and guidelines at anytime. These will be subject to change at anytime without notification.

How to Join

To submit to this competition click on the Join Jam button to verify your participation

When ready to submit your project press the Submit your project button to select the itch project you are submitting for the competition.

  • Digital Art cannot already have been Fully Published or created before the year 2022.
  • Digital Art partially published before 2022 are eligible to participate.

All participants must submit by the deadline of April 1, 2023