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The Digital Arts Lab - Student Competition and Awards

The DAL - students info

The 2021 Competition will open soon.

Register here to be notified when the competition opens

- Visit the DAL Showcase page to see all of the 2020 competition entries and the winners -

The Digital Arts Lab Showcase

The Faculty of Arts is thrilled to promote digital learning and teaching innovation through the Digital Arts Lab, engaging its students with new technologies that help them create art and new ways to experience it.

We are calling all undergraduate arts students to help us bring this digital laboratory to life! This is a space for you to share your work and explore others’, in the annual Digital Arts Laboratory Showcase and Competition.

You’ll be able to submit your best academic work created through or about digital tools. Join us in celebrating the best art created through technology and immersive practices. We can’t wait to show you off to the rest of the Warwick Community! Submissions for 2020 are closed. The competition will re-open in 2021.

What is it?

The DAL Showcase and Competition will allow you to submit your best academic work created through or about digital tools. In 2020 the competition was divided into the following categories.


All time-based motion picture pieces,

either animation or live-action;

narrative or non-narrative works.

Digital Artefact / Audio

All immersive practices including VR,

360 still images, motion tracking,

proxemics, binaural sound, sound walks,

audio pieces and visual art.

Academic writing on digital themes

All essays and academic writing

pieces on digital and art themes.

Review the individual guidelines for each category.

Who is the Competition For?

The DAL Showcase is for all undergraduate students currently enrolled in a Faculty of Arts-based degree.

General Guidelines

  1. All submissions should be accompanied by a 100 to 200-word piece that describes your work, purpose and content.
  2. Your submission piece could either be coursework created as a module assignment, or an original piece exclusively created for this showcase.
  3. Every participant should ensure that any content used in their submission is copyright free.
  4. Group submission is allowed.
  5. Anyone who appears a video must also complete a consent form for their image to appear on the website
  6. Submissions should be free of offensive themes or language.

*The copyright of each prize-winning and commended piece will remain with the author but the Faculty of Arts will have the right in perpetuity to publish and/or broadcast the work submitted.

I Want to Participate!

All participants must fill out the Competition Registration form. Regarding group submissions, each member must individually fill in their details.

  • The Competition Registration form will be available from 2021.
  • You are welcome to submit academic or personal work
  • The closing date for submissions is TBC

Make sure to review the guidelines for each category, you can make multiple submissions in either one.

What's in it for You?

A unique chance to showcase your creativity and passion for the Arts, by having your work featured in the DAL Showcase event.

Develop critical skills, such as negotiation, communication, problem-solving and teamwork and improve your digital skills.

Prizes for the best work will be awarded in the DAL Showcase.

Learn about the upcoming Faculty of Arts Digital Pedagogy Library. The DPL aims to provide a database of digitally-engaged teaching activities currently in practice across the Faculty of Arts. Artefacts will include activities for lecturing, seminar activities, assement methods and ideas for supporting and enhancing leaning community, wellbeing and inclusion.


Explore Digital Assessment in the Faculty of Arts. Access a range of information, resources and guidance for staff and students alike.


Click here for staff resources, guidance and best practice information on digital pedagogy, and find out about how you can contribute your expertise to our learning community.
Find out about the annual Digital Arts Lab Showcase - and how you can be a part of next year's show - here.
Check out the submissions for the 2020 Digital Arts Lab Showcase and find out who won.
Keep up to date with Digital Pedagogy Workshops and Events across the Faculty of Arts


See the results of the Digital Arts Lab funded 'Language Thirst' Digital Competition here.