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Digital Arts Senior Wins at the 2016 DigiFest South Competition

November 22, 2016

Michelle McDonald, senior, digital arts, was selected as the winner in the graphics category for her work called "Tech Tree" (pictured) from the Bossier Arts Council's DigiArt Show and Competition.

Along with receiving a certificate acknowledging her stunning work, she also received a $25 gift card.

"I was blindsided by the news that my work was picked for graphics, and then immediately excited," McDonald said. "It feels great to be recognized because it shows that my hard work is paying off and that this road I'm on will lead to success."

The Digital Art Show categories include art film, animation, web design, digital photography, architecture, graphics, and digital music.

The DigiFest South competition is a three day event where students are able to display their artwork and receive information from professionals and participants about careers and developments in digital arts.

"It's awesome that there are opportunities like this to show off your work in Shreveport/Bossier, and it was great being able to participate," McDonald said.

The 2016 DigiFest South competition took place Sept. 13-15 and included students, professionals, and participants from the Shreveport and Bossier City areas. It is presented every year by the Bossier Arts Council (BAC) with the goals of "inspiring students to seek advanced education in digital arts, demonstrate the economic significance of this growing workforce, and emphasize the importance of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Educational models."

For more information about the DigiFest South competitions, visit digifestsouth.com or facebook.com/digifestsouth

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