Student Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Competition

Gina Baleria | Student Chair
San Francisco State University

Todd O’Neil | Student Vice Chair
Middle Tennessee State University

Entries will be accepted from November 15 – December 15 and winners will be showcased during an awards ceremony at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas in April.The Student Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies  Competition accepts entries in the following categories:

SM1 – Solo: Any type of interactive project completed entirely by one student without the support of other production personnel.

SM2 – Small Team: Any type of interactive project completed by a team of 2-3 students.

SM3 – Large Team: Any type of interactive project completed by a team of 4 or more students.

Submission Requirements:

Website, or web-based submissions should not be changed, except for required content updates, between December 15, 2017 and February 15, 2018.

Projects based on a template/theme must show evidence of significant and effective customization to the aesthetic and interactive components of the template/theme.

DVD entries will be considered in the IMM Festival competition if they contain an original interface design with significant additional material and interactivity. DVD’s created primarily as a means to deliver a video program should be entered in the video competition.

Fixed media entries that cannot be submitted online, must be submitted on CD-ROM, DVD or USB flash drive. Send four (4) copies of your fixed media project to:

Gina Baleria
Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
CA 133
San Francisco, CA 94132

Mailed entries must be postmarked by December 8, 2017 and received by the Student Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Competition Chair by December 15, 2018. Entries received by mail WILL NOT be returned.

Fixed media must be clearly labeled with only the title of the entry (as listed on the entry form). To ensure an effective blind review process, labels and the content of the work itself (if possible) should not contain any information that points to the identity of its author(s).

The entrant must provide instructions if a special plug-in is required for viewing, if specific browser/platforms are required, or if there are any other specific hardware, software, or geographic requirements and settings necessary for operation of the entry. Please include this information in the entry description field of the entry form.

It is recommended that any submission that cannot be easily evaluated by IMM judges also include a DVD-video or website showcasing the project in use, re-created interactive elements and other relevant information. The entrant must state that the DVD or website represents the entry, but isn’t the entry itself, in the entry description field of the entry form. Please see information about fixed media entries for information about DVD submissions. Such an entry must include a signed statement from a sponsoring faculty member or administrator, attesting to the functionality of the entry.

Web-based submissions that are unavailable online, or other programs that cannot be opened or viewed by judges will be disqualified.

Please read the Student Competition Rules to verify that your entry meets all eligibility requirements for submission.