Alys Beach Calling for Entries from Digital Artists

Alys Beach, in conjunction with the Beaches of South Walton, invites digital artists to submit original art works for the Fourth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, a juried digital art competition and exhibition. 

Artists will compete for a combined $10,000 in prize money, awarded in five different categories. All projected works and subject matter will be considered for the competition and display during the 2011 Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 11.

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to create original works that are then projected across the town’s iconic white walls.

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“No where else does the architecture of an entire community become a canvas for digital art,” said former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist.  “Digital Graffiti embodies the innovation and originality that Florida prides itself on supporting.”

The annual festival explores how design, technology, and architecture intertwine to create entirely new art forms. For one evening, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to innovative companies and ground-breaking artists who fuse these three components to literally transform the entire resort town into a living work of art.

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Here’s how to enter:

Stage 1: Initial Screening

All entries should be sent via email as soon as possible to The deadline for all submissions is April 4, 2011. All entries must be uploaded to Once the entry has been uploaded, send the Vimeo link with the information below.

There is no application fee and artists retain 100% ownership of their works, although note that by submitting an entry, you agree to allow Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach and/or its sponsoring partners the unrestricted right to use your artwork (in part or in whole) for promotional purposes.

You may submit more than one entry, but note that each artwork requires its own entry information: Project Title, Artist Name, Original Format, Running Time, Year Produced, One sentence overview of project, Short description of project (no more than 200-300 words), Brief artist statement, and Artist CV/resume that includes your physical address, telephone number and email address.

Finally, indicate if you will attend the festival on June 11, 2011. Note that attendance is NOT required for eligibility. Entries may include new or existing short digital videos or entirely new interactive concepts. Every effort will be made to play audio with the pieces. However, not all pieces will be shown with accompanying audio.

Stage 2: Finalists & The Selection Process

Submitting artists whose entries pass the first screening (“Finalists”) will be notified in April.

These finalists will be eligible for the competition on June 11, 2011 and their works will be displayed during the event.

Stage 3: Awards & The Festival

The 2011 Digital Graffiti festival will be held in Alys Beach, Florida on Saturday, June 11 . Prizes will be awarded in various categories, as judged by a panel of art and industry experts:

  • Best of Show ($5,000 Prize)
  • Most Innovative/Experimental Submission ($1,000 Prize)
  • Best Local Submission for entries submitted by artists residing full-time in Florida’s Walton, Bay, Okaloosa or Washington Counties ($1,000 Prize)
  • Best Animated Submission ($1,000 Prize)
  • Judges’ Choice ($2,000 Prize)

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Claimed to be one of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle.

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Rakesh Raman