SigKids San Diego 2003 will be at the Computer Museum of America ( near the San Diego Convention Center. SigKids is happening during the 2003 ACM Siggraph Conference and is sponsored by the San Diego Chapter.

When?? SigKids is from Monday, July 28 to Thursday, July 31, 2003.

This year's SigKids hopes to be the most exciting and interactive ever, and will have:

  • Project Displays (software, videos, web sites, etc.) from jury competitions, as well as Demonstration Projects selected by jurors
  • Bilingual Plaza - Que Paso?
  • 3D Heroes Kiosk - Who was/is your 3D hero?
  • Auditorium/Screening Room for Siggraph videos and vintage 16mm educational films, and for the Educator's Forum
  • Cyberarium Area


Forum for Teachers, Educators and Educational Software Developers

From the meetings and dialogs we have had, as well as reading reports from previous SigKids, we have learned that in the field of educational 3D graphics there can often be a disconnect between teachers and educators on the one hand, and programmers and business people on the other. We would like to improve and facilitate this communicaiton with a forum, and especially to make it easy for local teachers and educators to attend by offering transportation, free childcare, entertainment for spouses and/or kids, or whatever is required. Topics such as:

  • Today's Teachers: Tell Us What You Need
  • Curriculum for Computer Graphics
  • Overcoming Barriers to Acceptance

The SigKids venue will showcase winners of a juried competition in a variety of categories. Entries can be computer programs, web sites, lab setups, videos, or other media which inform the process using graphics and/or interactivity in education.

Here is a tentative list of categories:

  • Jury's Choice
  • Best Interdisciplinary Project
  • Best Community Collaboration
  • Best Use of Multiple Senses
  • Best Spanish Language
  • Best Multilingual and/or Omnilingual

Awards will be given in each category to non-profit and for-profit institutions, and also to individual classrooms and students.

We will offer educational grant "prizes" to the non-profit winners, ranging from $500.00 to $1000.00, free publicity to for-profit winners, a "pizza party" and a Siggraph speaker for classrooms, and cash prizes of $50.00 to $100.00 for individual students. About twice as many runners-up as winners will also be recognized.

For more information, visit the SigKids San Diego 2003 web site