Tsinghua International School

Digital Art Festival


Digital Arts Festival

The Digital Arts Festival is a curriculum-based Festival that honors and celebrates students’ creativity and artistry in the field of digital arts. Secondary students have the opportunity to show their digital art works on a platform that people they can compete and eventually be appreciated by their peers and people who are experts in the digital arts field. They will also be able to use their voice to express their thoughts on the matters that are important to them.

The categories that students can participate in are the following: Digital Photography, Digital Illustration, Digital Video, Digital Animation, 3D Modeling, and Digital Sound


You Should Join

How to Submit

Submit Your Entry

This contest is open to all secondary students (middle school to high school) enrolled at Tsinghua International School.

Prepare your digital files as required before beginning the submission process. Submissions are only accepted via the online process. Submission as email attachments is not allowed in this competition.

For Digital Photography and Digital Illustration, digital files must meet the following specifications:

  • 300 DPI resolution (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper loading).
  • JPEG/PNG files only
  • Size is 8 x 10

For 3D Modeling,
digital files must meet the following specifications:

  • Renderings should be submitted as JPEG or PNG files
  • Under 5MB
  • Size 8 x 10
  • Rendering files need to be saved as zip file

For Digital Video, digital files must meet the following specifications:

  • Resolution of 1080p
  • MP4 file only
  • Minimum of one (1) minute and maximum of five (5) minutes
  • The video should have:
    • Opening Title (Title of the Video and Your name )
    • Closing Credits (Include the citations, audio and video sources that you used in producing your video).                     

For Digital Animation, digital files must meet the following specifications:

  • Resolution of 1080p
  • MP4 file only
  • Minimum of one (1) minute and maximum of three (3) minutes

The video should have:

  • Opening Title (Title of the Video and Your name )
  • Closing Credits (Include the citations, audio and video sources that you used in producing your video).          

For Digital Sound, digital files must meet the following specifications:

  • 320 kbps
  • MP3 file only
  • Minimum of one (1) minute and maximum of ten (10) minutes

Digital Files must be labeled using the following format:

  • GradeLevel-Homeroom, Last name, FirstName Title of the Artwork, Category, Year Created.
  • Example: 7-Purple, Wang, James, TheBridge, Photography, 2017

The end of the participation date has been extended on November 26th, 2021 at 11:59pm, Beijing Time. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Digital Arts Fest Competition will be thru online website only.

Digital Arts Fest will announce the winners on December 18th, 2021, on or before 1:00 pm. along with all eligible entries received. The announcement will be posted on https://www.digitalartsfest.org

Students can submit two entries per category and can join maximum of two categories.

The Work Must Be Original

You must be the creator of the media that you will submit to the competition. Your work must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. (If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your work to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials.

For digital video and digital animation, you need to film the entire video yourself (except scenes where you need to use background videos from stock footages for green screen which you need to cite in the closing credits.)

Any cheating or any behavior in any way deceptive will disqualify your work. We reserve the right to request proof that your entry is your original artwork created solely by you. We might ask you to submit the original file of the digital art such as the Photoshop file or Premiere Pro file. Non-compliance to this rule will be a disqualification of your entry.


The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.

Non-exclusive Permissions

By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on our website Artworks will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here. All winning entries will be displayed on our website.

Digital Artwork Contents

They must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.

They must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in
violation of or contrary to all applicable national or local laws and regulations.

Digital Arts Fest further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify any competition not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, voter fraud or technical failures of any sort.

Digital Arts Fest is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this competition, including without limitation, mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify this competition based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability and where circumstances make this unavoidable.

Originality of the work concept 45%

Unity of Composition of Elements 35%

Technical Proficiency and Creative Use of Digital Media 20%

TOTAL 100%

The following prizes will be given to each category:

Middle School Category

  • Grand Prize
  • 1st Place 
  • 2nd Place 
  • 3rd Place 

High School Category

  • Grand Prize
  • 1st Place 
  • 2nd Place 
  • 3rd Place 


The Panel of Judges

The panel of judges that we invited come from different parts of the world and they are experts and practitioners in their field. We are honored that they take part in this competition.

Laura George

Kent, England

I am an technology lover who thrives in being creative and innovating. As much as possible I try to advocate these skills in education. As Junior Subject Coordinator I am able to teach using technology to bring a flash of magic into young pupils lives to achieve amazing things.

Melisa Hayes

Ohio, USA

This is my 24th year in education. I am passionate about inclusion, student voice, choice & empowerment. I am a parent to 2 gorgeous children. I love to play softball.

Aimee Siberon

Puerto Rico

HI! My name is Aimée Siberón; I hopelessly love what I do, since I can remember I have always been around and related to art and design, so I’m one of those lucky souls that get to do what she loves every single day , I get to work on my passion, DESIGN. It’s been a journey of lots of ups and downs but all very worth it. My everyday goal in my Studio is to always consistently and reliably deliver quality graphic design and creative solutions that will exceed our clients’ expectations. That makes me very happy.

Stan Prokopenko

San Diego, California

I’m an artist, teacher and the founder of Proko. I help students improve their drawing, painting, and anatomy and I focus on making my lessons fun and ultra packed with information. I have taught drawing and painting classes on numerous topics such as portrait, figure, quick sketch, and plein air landscape. My website, proko.com , currently has thousands of students participating in the Proko online community and continues to grow more every day

Andrew On Yi Lai

Sydney, Australia

Andrew On Yi Lai is a creative educator looking to make small but gradual changes in the way people think, learn and communicate. He is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and thrives in helping his students to find their own element. Nothing excites him more than witnessing his students develop their love for learning and achieve success beyond the classroom.

Levent Erdogan


Mr. Erdoğan is an international educator, currently teaching in Hong Kong at American International School He is a specialist in the Film and Media Arts, and teaches a Film Production and Digital Media program at AIS. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Erdoğan worked in the Los Angeles Film Industry where he worked on over 2 dozen feature length films.

Mark Des Cotes

Ontario, Canada

I am a graphic/web designer who specializes in long term brand strategy. I’ve been in the design industry for over 30 years and have been running my own agency for 15 years. I also host and produce the Resourceful Designer podcast that helps home -based designers start, run and grow a design business.

Contact Us

Phone: 1511-6967-872
Email: daf@this.edu.cn | abalboa@this.edu.cn
Tsinghua International School Campus of Tsinghua High School
Zhongguancun North St. Haidian District, Beijing, PRC 100084

Submit Your Entry

Please make sure that you read the Contest Mechanics first before you submit your work.

For Digital Video and Digital Animation, upload your entry to an online storage website such as Baidu and send in the message box the link.