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DAL Student Competition Guidelines

Student Competition 2021 Guidelines

- - Go to the DAL Showcase page to see all 2020 competition entries and 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. There are no limits as to what 'counts' as an appropriate submission, but below are some guidelines for a range of options that you may wish to pursue.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Rebecca Stone (R.Stone.1@warwick.ac.uk).

Videos and Podcasts

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

  • Submissions should be accompanied by a 300-word (max) reflection on the piece.
  • 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 displayed as part of the DAL Showcase. The organisers advise against minors appearing in your video, but if this is necessary you are advised to contact the competition organiser to discuss consent (please note that minors cannot give consent themselves).
  • Submissions must be free of offensive language and content.
  • All submissions must comply with accessibility guidelines. Therefore, the submissions must provide captions and subtitles for its content.

Digital Artefacts

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

  • If your piece is very long, consider submitting a shorter excerpt of around ten minutes. .
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a 300-word (max) reflection on the piece.
  • 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.
    2. Submission of the 300 reflection on the piece.
    3. You will be contacted to discuss delivery of the physical artefact.

Writing on Digital Themes

All essays, articles and written pieces on a digital theme.

  • Submissions must be no longer than 3,000 words. Submissions may be an excerpt of a longer piece, but must be coherent in its own right.
    • This is not a suggested length, but rather a maximum. Poetry, short stories and other written pieces are all suitable submissions and may be far shorter.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a 300-word (max) reflection on the piece.
  • The piece must be fully referenced.
  • The piece must be free of offensive content or language.

All pieces will be assessed on:

  • Clarity of storytelling and engagement.
  • Originality, creativity and sophistication
  • Presentation and quality

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.

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