Digital Creativity

Congratulations to the National Winners of the 2015 Digital Arts Festival and ImageMakers National Photography Competition!

On July 14, the national winners of our Digital Arts Festivals and ImageMakers National Photography competition were named during an awards gala as part of a weeklong culmination event for teen finalists. Sponsored by Sony Electronics, the Digital Arts Festivals and ImageMakers recognition trip is a fun-filled, educational trip in which teen digital artists are treated to local cuisine, entertainment and the arts. Teen winners had the pleasure of touring Sony Electronics (including Playstation Headquartes), got a behind the scenes look at their creative process, and interacted with professionals from various areas of Sony Electronics.

In its 13th year, the Digital Arts Festivals program invites Club members ages 6 to 18 to submit their computer-generated art in one of six categories: photo illustration, music making, graphic design, game design, movie animation and film. Each year, more than 35,000 kids participate in the Digital Arts Festivals.


2015 Digital Arts Festival Winners

13 – 15 Age Group

  • Graphic Design: Ricky T., Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County
  • Music Making: Tatyanna J., USAG Fort Hood CYS Services
  • Photo Illustration: Sofia V., The Boys & Girls Club of Venice
  • Stop-Motion Animation: William N., Ramstein AB Youth Programs
  • Film: Jamie H., Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica


16 – 18 Age Group

  • Graphic Design: Steven T., Lawrence Boys & Girls Club
  • Music Making: Vince B., Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Stop-Motion Animation: Sheyenne A., Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Inc.
  • Photo Illustration: Joshua J., USAG Daegu Child & Youth Services
  • Film: Joshua J., USAG Daegu Child & Youth Services
  • Game Design: Aiden B., Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains


Also celebrated this week, the ImageMakers National Photography program provides fun, creative activity ideas for three skill levels, contains a brief, user-friendly guide for advisors and details information about the annual photography contest that provides local, regional and national recognition. Club member’s photographs selected at the contest’s national level are exhibited at BGCA’s National Conference and other events.


2015 ImageMakers Winners

13 – 15 Age Group

  • Nature and Surroundings: Geisha L., Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs, West Mabee Unit
  • Portrait: Andres B., Boys & Girls Club of Iwakuni
  • Culture and Traditions: Kelisha P., Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama
  • Photo Essay: Pmilia S., USAG Kaiserslautern Youth Programs


16 – 18 Age Group

  • Nature and Surroundings: Bethany J., Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs, Broken Arrow Unit
  • Portrait: Honour K., Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Nashua
  • Culture and Traditions: Damien R., Boys & Girls Clubs of San Gorgonio Pass
  • Photo Essay: John Michael P., MCAS Iwakuni


Each of the category winners received a Sony 5000 mirrorless camera, a 32GB high-speed memory card, Playstation 4 Video Games, Sony Walkman, and Headphones.

4 Responses to “2015 Digital Arts Winners”

  1. Tamiko Pettiford

    I would like more information about the ImageMakers Program. I recently decided to join a photography course being held at the Westside Unit in Columbus, Ohio. I am interested in being an active member in more ways. Thank you.

  2. Antonio Pace

    Do we have a list for the other non-teen winners from 2015 Digital Arts Festival?


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