Teacher’s choice

A shortcut appears as (LAST) deadline nears

Although the judging phase of the 2015 DiMA Showcase hasn’t started, we have begun interviewing teachers about ways to make the Showcase more helpful and accessible to students and teachers.  An immediate suggestion that we can address this year is to offer one free entry, per class, to every media arts teacher in San Diego County.  If you’ve got that student for whom the entry fee is just that last obstacle, you can make it go away.  But they must enter by the final deadline, May 11.  Entry details are in the box below.

What is DiMA?

We are bringing top industry professionals working with Disney, World of Warcraft, Coca-Cola and more in to help students improve their work, get a shot at scholarships, gear and other inspiring prizes, and generally to encourage students to see what a future in the Digital Media Arts Profession can be for them. It all culminates in Open-to-the-public Showcase Event where ALL submitters’ work will be celebrated and showcased at the Digital Gym.

The event will include representatives from advanced and university training programs, as well as judges such as Digital Artist Tony Washington.  There will be student award presentations, plus teachers and top programs acknowledged.  And finally, the drawing for that GoPro camera prize offered to email subscribers.  But nobody wins unless they complete their entry by May 11!

To use the free Teacher Choice, the standard Entry Form (step 2) is still required.  The only difference is that as the Paypal receipt number, enter TEACHERCHOICE, the teacher’s LASTNAME, and the NAME OF YOUR CLASS.Remember, you are gifting your student with access to an extraordinary, potentially life-changing opportunity. Plus you as the teacher are eligible for the teacher-only awards: Best-of-Show teacher, Model Program documentary, and an enervating visit to Comic-Con. Go to the Entry page.