Sixth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival Calls for Artist Submissions Artists from around the globe to compete for $10,000 in prizes

ALYS BEACH, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alys Beach, in conjunction with Visit South Walton, invites artists from around the globe to submit original digital artwork for the Sixth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, a one of a kind juried venue for projected art. Artists will compete for $10,000 in prize money, awarded in five categories. All work selected for the 2013 festival will be eligible for the awards, to be held on June 7-8. Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com to enter by April 22.

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"For me Digital Graffiti has become a mainstay of the experimental film scene in the Southeast, a place to screen time-based work that often has a more challenging visual or narrative aspect, My award has gone toward travel to the Taranaki region of New Zealand to attend SCANZ 2013: 3rd Nature, an event that focuses on hybrid practices at the intersection of art, science, culture, technology and indigenous knowledge, as an artist in residence," says David Montgomery "Florida Homegrown" winner from DG 2012.

For the first year, to bring artists to see their work in the festival, DG2013 will provide five finalists who submit by April 1st, a $500 travel stipend with confirmation of attendance (details to follow with final selections).

During the festival, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to groundbreaking international artists who literally transform the entire resort town into a living work of art. The annual festival allows digital artists to explore how their fluid forms intersect with technology and wrap the architecture of Alys Beach to create entirely new art forms.  

Ticket Information:
Digital Graffiti tickets will be available beginning March 1 at digitalgraffiti.com and at Fonville Press in Alys Beach while quantities last.  Adult tickets are $50 for Friday night and includes an official t-shirt; $100 for Saturday night which includes an official Digital Graffiti t-shirt and Tervis tumbler. Children's tickets (12 and under) may be purchased at $20 for Friday night only, and include a tee shirt. Please note that this event will sell out so it is strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets.

ABOUT DIGITAL GRAFFITI

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world's first outdoor projection art festival in its sixth year, with artists using the latest technologies to create original works that are then projected across the town's iconic white walls.  Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com for more information.

ABOUT ALYS BEACH

One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida's panhandle, along what The New York Times said "may be the best beach in the continental U.S." The resort town's extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified...for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida's Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com

InFocus, a DG partner, will provide a variety of projectors for the artists to use throughout the series.

ABOUT INFOCUS CORP

InFocus leads with creative solutions for successful visual collaboration in large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. Based in Portland, Ore., InFocus draws on more than 25 years of experience in innovation and display technology to develop cutting-edge digital projection and collaborative devices. InFocus understands the importance of being connected, not tethered, to equipment, auxiliary components and complex devices. In 2011, InFocus created the Mondopad, a giant touch tablet that changes the way people interact with information and each other. It makes content more immersive, audiences more involved and every interaction more engaging because it brings together all the collaboration tools people need to visually present, capture and share ideas. For more information, visit the company's website at www.infocus.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InFocusCorp, or follow InFocus on Twitter at @InFocusCorp and @InFocusEDU.

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