The tenth annual Digital Media Showcase featured student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology is celebrated. Industry professionals judge the submissions and awards are given to the top entries. Over 500 student works were entered this year!
Winning entries posted here by Mr. Lim.
Event Host: Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair
Participating Schools and Teachers:
Special thanks to all our community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools: Sandeep Kulkarni, Genadi Radiul, Travis Vasquez, John Sexton, Grady Williams, Mike Butler, Kyle Luna, Omar De Leon, Brian Perondi, Kent Brisby, Alexis Jaworski, Steve Grogan, Mike Menegus, Andrew Keher, Daniel Orren, Adam Sainte Croix, and Cindi Palmer.
2018 Best News Production was Hilltop High School News Broadcast – Ms. Gray
Congratulations to the 2017 San Diego County Fair Student Showcase – Best in Show and Best of Class award recipients from the Sweetwater Union High School District!
Fine Arts Results:
|Young||Xavier Cordova||MOH||4308 Print||005-10-12, 2-4 yrs||Best of Class|
|Exum||Ashleigh Alqueza||OLH||4300 Ink||004-10-12, 1st yr||Best of Class|
|Young||Keilyn Cendana||MOH||4302 Pencil||004-10-12, 1st yr||Best of Class|
|Burner||Dafne Martinez De La Parra||RDM||4307 Collage||002 – Gr 8||Best of Class|
|Burner||Mikala Quiambao Villanueva||RDM||4301 Pastel||002 – Gr 8||Best of Class|
|Burner||Mikala Quiambao Villanueva||RDM||4302 Pencil||002 – Gr 8||Best of Class|
|Burner||Angel Solano||RDM||4316 FineArt||002 – Gr 8||Best of Class|
|Burner||Karlee Paiste||RDM||4307 Collage||001 – Gr 7||Best in Show|
|Helton||Mathias Cien||HTH||4707 Phone||005-10-12, 2-4 yrs||Best of Class|
|Lim||Trace Thompson||BVH||4708 Aerial||005-10-12, 2-4 yrs||Best of Class|
|Lim||Rebekah Torres||BVH||4708 Aerial||004-10-12, 1st yr||Best in Show|
|Helle||Cedric Vitug||BVH||4709 Action||004-10-12, 1st yr||Best of Class|
|Lim||Arie Jajati||BVH||4707 Phone||003 – Gr 9||Best of Class|
|Helle||Veronica Macias||BVH||4709 Action||003 – Gr 9||Best of Class|
|Exum||Xavier Sanchez||OLH||4904 PSA||002 – 9-12||Best of Class|
|Exum||Jessica Villarin||OLH||4902 Music Video||002 – 9-12||Best of Class|
Graphic Comm Results:
|Helle||Vivianna Estrada||BVH||4507 2pg Spread||014 – 9-12 Group||Best in Show|
|Lim||Fabian Llamas||BVH||4505 Typography||004 – 10-12 1st yr||Best of Class|
|Lim||Yax Trejo||BVH||4500 PS Ad||004 – 10-12 1st yr||Best of Class|
|Helton||Eilana Rodriguez||HTH||4516 Group Project||003 – Gr 9||Best of Class|
|Lim||Kailani Del Rio||BVH||4500 PS Ad||003 – Gr 9||Best in Show|
|Lim||Earl Purser||BVH||4505 Typography||003 – Gr 9||Best in Show|
New Media Results:
|Helton||Ella Geonzon||HTH||4100 Ed/Info||011 – 9-12 Indiv||Best of Class|
Congratulations our students below for winning all the awards at the Sweetwater Authority’s Photo Contest. List of winners is below. Photos are being featured on the Sweetwater Authority site.
First Place – “Slugger” Melissa Gonzalez, Sweetwater High School
Second Place – “The Subtle Dissipation” Diamond Garcia, Hilltop High School
Third Place – “Thirst Quencher” Christian Corona, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Mushroom Droplet” Chris Aguirre, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Last One” Mason De Pedro, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Ripples of Life” Elizabeth Jantz, Bonita Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “Bug and a Leaf” Melissa Macias, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Splitting the Waters” Aaron Perez, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Abstract” Moses Valenzuela, Hilltop High School
BLACK & WHITE CATEGORY
First Place – “Pot of Life” Craig Landry, Hilltop High School
Second Place – “After The Storm” Paola Zamora, Hilltop High School
Third Place – “Human Trash” Dominique Martinez, Chula Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “Drain Drop” Elizabeth Jantz, Bonita Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “One Drop Helps” Jamell Thomas, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Beauty” Edgar Tovar, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Timing Ourselves” Jocelyn Uribe, Hilltop High School
Featuring student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology was celebrated. Industry professionals judged the submissions and awards were given to the top entries.
Congratulations to all participating students and winning entries! Event video by Mr. De Leon here. Event photos by Ms. Oskay here. DMS website by Mr. Lim here.
2017 Best School News Production went to Hilltop High HTVBroadcast, Ms. Gray.
Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair and Host
Participating Schools and Teachers:
BVH – Mr. Lim & Mrs. Camacho
CPH – Mr. Pearson
CVH – Ms Copeland
ELH – Mr. Hall & Mr. Meads
HTH – Ms. Gray & Mrs. Helton-Conner
NCM – Ms. Watshon
OLH – Mr. Exum
ORH – Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Oskay & Mr. Bryant
RDM – Mr. Black
SOH – Ms. Brown & Mr. Grau
SYH – Mr. Solomon
Display Stations by Mr. Grau, Ms. Gray, Mr. Exum, Mr. Lim, and Mrs. Helton-Conner
Entry form by Mr. Pearson, Concessions by Ms. Brown, Event photos by Ms. Oskay
Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of the Film Consortium San Diego.
Karen Ann Daniels, Arts Engagement Programs Manager – The Old Globe/Cultural Arts Commissioner, City of Chula Vista
Mike Butler, Lost Ark Studios
Omar De Leon – Web/Video Services Specialist from Grants & Communications
Mike Menegus at MikeMenegusPhotography.com
Cindy Palmer at Krushphotography.com
Spencer Pablo, at SpencerPabloPhotography.com, and Sony Artisan of Imagery
Kyle Luna, CGI Animator & Graphic Designer
Ellyza Manalaysay & Jason Leem
Entry Deadline was Friday, April 7th, 2017. Entry guidelines were posted here: http://vapa.sweetwaterschools.org/digital-media-showcase/
Congratulations to the 2016 San Diego County Fair Student Showcase Exhibit award recipients from Sweetwater Union High School District:
|Christian Puentes||4502 Posters||Pearson||CPH||Best of Class|
|Yaramy Hernandez||4512 Documents||Pearson||CPH||Best of Class|
|Nadia Estudillo||4508 Digital Painting & Illustration||Pearson||CPH||Best of Class|
|Jocelyn Jimenez||4508 Digital Painting & Illustration||Spielman||CVH||Best of Class|
|Paulina Ramirez||4510 Digital Photo Composite||Spielman||CVH||Best of Class|
|Cassandra Sanchez||4304 Oil 2D||Stewart||CVH||Best of Class|
|Sabrina Olmos||4314 Recycled Art||Spielman||CVH||Best of Class|
|Jacob Reyes||4520 Graphics Communication||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Marlee Simeon||4509 Image Collage||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Ruben Jimenez||4505 Typography||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Shantall Diaz||4504 Portfolio||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Braedon Trujillo||4505 Typography||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Braedon Trujillo||4511 Computer Graphics||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Nicole Gonzalez||4509 Image Collage||Taylor||ELM||Best of Class|
|Herc Hall||4713 Photography||Helton||HH||Best of Class|
|Trey King||4702 Creative Photography||Helton||HH||Best of Class|
|Victor Mares||4711 Photo Essay||Helton||HH||Best of Class|
|Mathias Cien-Mayer||4101 Promotional/e-Commerce||Helton||HH||Best in Show|
|Mathias Cien-Mayer||4101 Promotional/e-Commerce||Helton||HH||Best of Class|
|Luis Fernando Eribez||4317 Any Medium/Technique||Young||MOH||Best in Show|
|Luis Fernando Eribez||4317 Any Medium/Technique||Young||MOH||Best of Class|
|Fizzah Arshad||4302 Pencil||Burner||RDM||Best of Class|
|Roberto Ganem||4301 Pastel||Burner||RDM||Best of Class|
It featured student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology. Industry professionals judged the submissions and awards are given to the top entries.
Congratulations to all participants and winners.
Event Photographer: Ms. Carolynn Helton
2016 Best School News Production was KSOH News – Southwest High – Mr. Grau
2015 Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Otay Ranch High School’s Pavilion. Over 50 flash drive awards were presented by VAPA Director, Jeff Kover and 6 iPad mini awards by the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program’s representative, Gale Marshburn. A special award was presented by Manuel Rubio, Director of Grants and Communications to Olympian High’s KOHS News, teacher Mr. Exum for the Best School News Production of the year!
Congratulations to all participants and teachers for submitting over 400 outstanding works! Special thanks to our Digital Media Committee Chair Kelly Hamilton for organizing and hosting this event and to all the teachers that helped behind the scenes.
Thanks to our dedicated community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools.
- DMS Music Judge: Mike Butler, Producer and accomplished recording professional.
- DMS Photo Judge: Mike Menegus, Professional photographer.
- DMS Photo & Video Judge: Jo Kamimura, Freelance documentary & videographer.
- DMS Video Judge: Omar De Leon, SUHSD Web/Video specialist.
- DMS Digital Design Judges: Glen Llorin, Graphic Designer/Illustrator &
- Otto Lai, Computer Graphics and Animation Instructor.
Students in our community competed in the Sweetwater Authority’s Annual High School Photo Contest. Students won cash prizes and had their winning photography published in an annual calendar which is sent to residents in the Sweetwater Authority distribution area. Congratulations to SUHSD students for winning in all categories!
- First Place – “Rain and Sunrise” Gavin Arellano, Hilltop High School
- Second Place – “Diamond in the Grass” Shiv Jariwala, Hilltop High School
- Third Place – “Pouring” Ivory Knight, Hilltop High School.
Black & White Category:
- First Place – “Thirst” Leticia Roybal, Hilltop High School
- Second Place – “A Helping Hand” Capree Waters, Hilltop High School.
- Third Place – “Simply Elegant” Shiv Jariwala, Hilltop High School.
- “Droplets” Marco Torres, Sweetwater High School,
- “Return to the Reservoir” Jonathan Boyd, Hilltop High School,
- “Swiming in Gold” Xcaret Gomez, Hilltop High School, and
- “Polluted Possibilities” Jonathan Boyd, Hilltop High School.