13th Annual Digital Arts Festivals 
Creative Futures Start Here.


 Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is pleased to present the 13th annual National Digital Arts Festivals, sponsored by Comcast/NBC Universal, Sony Electronics and Cartoon Network.

Did you ever wonder what it takes to be an illustrator, music mogul, film maker, digital animator, graphic designer or video game creator? Well here’s your chance to start developing the skills needed for these and many other exciting careers.

This year, members can compete in up to six different projects, based upon the festival category. This allows your members to show where their creative passion lies by entering any or all of the festival categories:

  • Digital photo illustration
  • Digital music making
  • Film making
  • Stop-motion animated shorts
  • Graphic design
  • Computer game design (ages 10-12 and 13-15 only)


5 Simple Steps to Digital Arts Festival Participation

Step 1: Register Online
Go to https://digitalarts.bgca.net and complete online Festival registration. You must provide a valid e-mail address for the person who will upload artwork for regional judging. Only registered Clubs can submit artwork to regional Festivals.

Step 2: Create Artwork
Following the project guidelines, have members use the skills and techniques acquired in your technology center to create their submissions.  It's advisable to have members begin creating artwork two to three months in advance of submitting their final projects.

Step 3: Host Local Digital Arts Festival or Judging Event
Following guidelines, host a local Digital Arts Festival. Local judges will choose one winner from your Club in each age category to advance to the regional Festival. Please note most festival categories are single member competitions. Group projects are permitted in the movie category only.

Step 4: Upload Artwork to Festival Website
Following guidelines and dates provided on the timeline, upload artwork to the Festival website, https://digitalarts.bgca.net. Log-in credentials are created at the time of registration.

Step 5: Wait for Regional and National Festivals Results
Regional winners are announced on www.bgca.net and the Festival website once they are chosen. Do not contact regional or national staff for results. Regional Festival winners automatically advance to national Festivals; Club staff does not need to take any action. National winners are also announced on www.bgca.net and www.myclubmylife.com once chosen.


For more information email the Digital Arts Festival staff at digitalarts@bgca.org.