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DAL Showcase Category Guidelines

The competition is now closed, The DAL Showcase launched on May 22nd 2020

- Go to the DAL Showcase page to see all competition entries and the winners -

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The DAL Showcase and Competition allows you to submit your best academic or personal work created through or about digital tools, fitting into the following categories:

Video

All time-based motion picture pieces, either animation or live-action; narrative or non-narrative works.

  • Participants should be current undergraduate students, enrolled in any Faculty of Arts based degree.
    • Group video submissions are allowed.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a 100 to 200-word description of the piece, purpose and content.
  • All videos should be no longer than 5 minutes. This can be an excerpt from a longer piece of work.
  • Any content used in the videos must be copyright free, and all participants who appear in the video must complete a consent form for their image to be sown on the website. The organisers advise against minors appearing in the videos, but if this is necessary you are advised to contact the organisers to discuss consent.
  • Submissions must be free of offensive language and content.
  • All video submissions must comply with accessibility guidelines. Therefore, the submissions must provide captions and subtitles for its content.

Digital Artefact / Audio

All immersive practices including VR, 360 still images, visual art, graphics, social media content, motion tracking, proxemics, binaural sound, sound walks and audio pieces.

  • Participants should be current undergraduate students, enrolled in any Faculty of Arts based degree.
    • Group submissions are allowed.
  • All audio submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes. This can be an excerpt from a longer piece of work.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a 100 to 200-word description of the piece, purpose and content.
  • Any content used in the submissions must be copyright free.
  • The piece must be free of offensive content and language.
  • All audio submissions must comply with accessibility guidelines. Therefore, the submissions must provide captions and subtitles for its content.
  • All work submissions that include a physical artefact should follow this process:
    1. Register for the competition on Moodle
    2. Submission of the description of the piece via Moodle
    3. You will be contacted to discuss delivery of the physical artefact

Academic Writing on Digital Themes

All essays and academic writing pieces on digital and art themes.

  • Participants should be current undergraduate students, enrolled in any Faculty of Arts based degree.
    • Group submissions are allowed
  • All submitted papers must adhere to a 5,000-word limit. This can be adapted from a longer piece, but must be a full and clear artefact in its own right.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a 100 to 200-word description of the piece, purpose and content.
  • The piece must be fully referenced.
  • The piece must be free of offensive content or language.

All pieces will be assessed on:

  • Presentation and Quality
  • Clarity of storytelling
  • Primary data
  • Secondary material
  • Originality, creativity and sophistication

While we hope to display every piece submitted, the event has limited time and space to do so. Therefore, all submissions will be preliminarily evaluated against the criteria in order to determine if they would be showcased in the event.

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

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.

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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.
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