The 2013 - 14 ChallengesNo late work accepted!

DATA Logo Design - DUE Sept. 28th!

  • Collaborate to design the new DATA logo

Dia Dead - DUE Oct. 23rd!

  • Our annual cultural project goes district-wide

Zombie Walk - DUE Nov. 15th!

  • Follow a zombie through from make up to the streets of Palm Springs

DI Designs 1 - DUE Nov. 26th!

  • Design student artwork for the new DI Designs t-shirt Company
  • Sell your wears at the Palm Springs Open AIr Market and @CCHS

Spotlight: The Music Center - DUE Nov. 26th!

  • Submit your best photography to this very prestigious contest in Los Angeles
  • Submit your photography for a chance to win $5,000!!!

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - DUE Dec. 13th!

  • Submit your best photography or digital art to the regional contest
  • Top winners will be displayed in Riverside and/or judged nationally in NYC!

Regional Skills Product - DUE DEC. 13th!

  • Complete your SkillsUSA skill project for regionals

Regional Leadership Product - DUE DEC. 13th!

  • Complete your SkillsUSA leadership project for regionals

Ad Fed Scholarship: Texting while driving - DUE Jan. 10th!

  • Submit a a fresh idea for the theme
  • Must complete 1 Electronic and 1 Print media

Epidemic Design - DUE Jan. 10th!

  • Design a t-shirt and submit to Epidemic Skate Shop
  • Grab the logo from the Challenges folder on the server

DATA Print Media Designs - DUE Jan. 17th!

  • Design a poster using the new DATA logo
  • Your audience is middle school students

DI Designs 2 - DUE Jan. 17th!

  • Create another set of 3 designs for our shirt company
  • Your audience is your peers!

CPA Brochure - DUE Jan. 17th!

  • Design a brochure for the California Partnership Academies
  • Locate the CPA folder in the Collaboration folder

CPA Lighthouse Logo - DUE Jan. 17th!

  • Create a logo for the California Dept. of Education
  • Must clearly communicate: California Partnership Lighthouse Academy

The White House Film Showcase - DUE Jan. 24th!

  • How you currently use technology in your classroom
  • and how it helps personalized learning, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration

SkillsUSA NLSC Pin Design - DUE Jan. 24th!

FACAS (Un)Known - DUE Feb. 14th!

  • Create a fine art piece for the annual contest at the PS Art Museum
  • Selected work will be submitted for exhibition and a chance to win $1000!

Martin Luther King Day Poster Contest - DUE Feb. 26th!

  • Design a poster that inspires others to serve and answer the question "What are you doing for others?"
  • An artistic interpretation of "The Challenge"

Dia del Maestro - DUE Feb. 28th!

  • Design artwork for the theme "Your Dreams Become Our Future"
  • The selected artist will receive a $1000 honorarium



The 2012 - 13 Challenges

  • T-Shirt Designs: Ancient Youth - DUE Sept. 28th!

    • Design this year's DATA-SkillsUSA and DATA Digital Imaging t-shirts
    • Work with local artist and CCHS graduate, Aaron Hansen
  • Adobe & YOU - DUE Oct. 7th!

    • Create t-shirts of your own design
    • Submit your work for a chance to win $5,000.00!
  • Advertising Design: Epidemic Skateboard Shop - DUE Oct. 12th!

    • Design a print ad that would appear in a skateboard magazine
    • Work with media provided by Epidemic Skateboard Company
  • CTE Month Poster Design: Association of Career and Technical Education - DUE Oct. 19th!

    • Create a poster design for CTE Month
    • Submit your work for a chance to win Adobe Photoshop CS6!
  • SkillsUSA Photography Qualifier - DUE Nov. 29th!

    • Prepare your best work and resume to interview w/local photographers
    • 7 students will earn a spot at Regionals!
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - DUE Nov. 29th!

    • Submit your best photography or digital art to the regional contest
    • Top winners will be displayed in Riverside and/or judged nationally in NYC!
  • Spotlight: The Music Center - DUE Nov. 20th!

    • Submit your best photography to this very prestigious contest in Los Angeles
    • Submit your photography for a chance to win $5,000!!!


  • Post Thanks - DUE Dec. 20th!

  • Bully Campaign - DUE Jan. 11th!

    • Create fresh electronic and print media about Bullying in Our Schools
    • Submit your work to the Desert AdFed for a chance to win $5,000 (SENIORS ONLY)
  • SkillsUSA Regionals - DUE Jan. 18th!

    • Create your project for your SkillUSA California regional competition
    • Qualifying students/teams will advance to State in San Diego
  • The Lions' Way: CCHS Baseball Identity- DUE Jan. 25th!

    • Create a banner set for the CCHS Lions Baseball Team
    • Work with the varsity coach as your client
  • I AM DESIGN: The Art Institute - DUE Jan. 25th!

    • Create a poster design that expresses the theme: "You Can Create Tomorrow"
    • Submit your work using the Ai logo for a chance to win $3,000.00 (SENIORS ONLY)
  • Student Creative Designs - DUE Jan. 25th!

    • Create a logo and web banner for The Student Creative global challenges
    • Selected work will be used around the world!
  • SkillsUSA National Pin Design - DUE Jan. 25th!

    • Create a pin design for the 2013 Nationals
    • Must be a SkillsUSA member

  • California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Logo Design - DUE Feb. 8th!

    • Design a logo for the Commission
    • Submit your work to be used around the State of California
  • SkillsUSA California Pin Design - DUE Feb. 8th!

    • Create a pin design for SkillsUSA California (members only)
    • Ca$h prizes and winning artwork will worn by students in CA and/or traded across the USA!
  • Inspiration(al): FACAS - DUE Feb. 15th!

    • Create a fine art piece expressing the theme of 'INSPIRATION' for the 2013 FACAS
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • About Face: Annual Cathedral City Photography Contest - DUE Feb. 19th!

    • Create THREE images that are based on the face
    • Submitthem along with an artist's statement for the exhibit and also work w/middle school students
  • Adobe Aspire Awards 1 - DUE Feb. 22nd!

    • Creatively express the vision for driving positive change in your community through poetry, photo, video, graphics OR animation
    • Submit your work along w/a photo of you, a brief bio, and an artist's statement
  • Freedom: California Streaming - DUE Feb. 27th!

    • Create an image investigation Albert Einstein's quote- "Imagination is more important than knowledge"
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • Legends of Tahquitz Logo Design - DUE March 1st!

    • Design a logo for this year's Rio Vista Collaboration
    • Your work will be animated and used in the iBook on iTunes
  • Student Creative Designs - DUE March 13th!

    • Create a logo and web banner for The Student Creative global challenges
    • Selected work will be used around the world!
  • Legends of Tahquitz: Rio Vista Collaboration - DUE March 13th!

    • Collaborate in telling stories through digital imagery
    • This year will be a team-based approach with animation!!!
  • SkillsUSA California - DUE March 22nd!

    • Create your project for your SkillsUSA California state competition
    • Qualifying students/teams will advance to Nationals in Kansas City!!!
  • My-Thology: The Student Creative - DUE March 22nd!

    • Create a myth, legend, or lore for our third global digital arts collaboration
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • 2013 DigiCom - DUE March 22nd!

    • Create a video-based project based on the theme: It's Up to You
    • Submit your work to the annual student film festival (NO LIGHTBULBS!!!)
  • Vans Custom Culture - DUE April 1st!

    • In teams, design, shoot and submit Vans custom shoe designs
    • $50,000 for CCHS and your designs sold in stores!

  • El Paseo Fashion Week - DUE April 12th!

    • Shoot and create and image set from the prestigious El Paseo Fashion Week
    • This is an amazing opportunity to build your portfolio!!!
  • Re-Branding DATA - Coming This Spring!

    • Work in teams to re-design the DATA brand
    • All media will be utilized!
  • Coachella Valley Captured - DUE April 22nd!

    • Shoot the Coachella Valley in a unique way
    • Submit your work for consideration for the collaborative book
  • Adobe Aspire Awards 2- DUE April 19th!

    • Creatively express the vision for driving positive change in your community through poetry, photo, video, graphics OR animation
    • Submit your work along w/a photo of you, a brief bio, and an artist's statement
  • Indian Wells Arts Festival - DUE April 19th!

    • Shoot the annual Indian Wells Arts Festival
    • Submit your best shots to be judged online by professionals!

Student Film FestivalsIts Up to You: DigiCom - DUE March 22nd!

SBVC Student Film Showcase - DUE March 22nd!California Student Media Festival - DUE April 2nd!



The 2011 - 12 Challenges
  • Ancient Youth Designs

    • Investigate: Designing this year's DATA-SkillsUSA and DATA Digital Imaging t-shirts
    • Work with local artist and CCHS graduate, Aaron Hansen
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    • Investigate: Submit your best photography or digital art to the regional contest
    • Winners will be displayed in Riverside with top winners being judged nationally in NYC!
  • The Spotlights

    • Investigate: Submit your best photography to this very prestigious contest in Los Angeles
    • Winners may recieve more then $5,000!!!
  • My Digital Life (PhotocolorGraphix)

    • Investigate: How you represent your life as a digital teen
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • Earth Through a Lens (ETaL)

    • Investigate: The natural environment, human impact on the environment, or the human figure and the environment
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • (FACAS) Power!

    • Investigate: The theme of 'Power' for the 2012 FACAS
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • Imagination: California Streaming

  • Imagine: Rio Vista Collaboration

    • Investigate: Collaborating and telling stories through digital imagery
    • Submit your work for the book, video, and exhibit!
  • Nature in Color (Cathedral City Arts Commission)

    • Investigate: Color found in nature
    • Submit your cropped 8x10" image for the contest and exhibit
  • Editorial Cartoons (News Currents)

    • Investigate: Any subject of national or international interest
    • Submit your work to the National discussion program!
  • Doodle for Google 2012

    • Investigate: Re-design the Google logo with the theme "if I could travel in time, I'd visit... "
    • Submit your work to the National contest!
  • Air (CREEC)

    • Investigate: The theme of Air or Air related issues using your digital art and/or photography skills
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
    • Submissions to the contest and show may relate to Environmental Art, Recycle Art, or Photo Essay
  • National Portrait Gallery

    • Investigate: Creative portraits that communicate something about you or someone you know
    • SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE!
  • Surrealistic Me (The Student Creative)

    • Investigate: Surreal self-portraits for our third global digital arts collaboration
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • Vans Custom Culture

    • Investigate: The Collaboration with advanced art students based on the themes: Art, Music, Action Sports, Local Flavor
    • Submit your work to the National contest and promote using positive social media!
  • Inside Out

    • Investigate: The idea of personal identity and contribute to the global project
    • As a group, photograph and display a cohesive idea
  • Mobile Creativity

    • Investigate: The use of creative apps on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod
    • Contribute to the new Di Mobile Creativity gallery
  • Di Designs

    • Investigate: Graphic design as jobs are brought to us
    • Prepare work for clients in a variety of forms
  • Indian Wells Arts Festival

    • Investigate: Event photography at the annual Indian Wells Arts Festival
    • Submit your best shots to be judged online by professionals!
  • El Paseo Fashion Week

    • Investigate: Shoot nightly alongside professionals at the prestigious El Paseo Fashion Week
    • This is an amazing opportunity to build your portfolio!!!



The 2010 - 11 Challenges
The Challenge
Digital Art
Task
Due

What is Creativity?

Photography, Graphics,
Illustration, Animation, Video
~In groups, work together to create your definition of creativity
-Best responses will be on the DATA Vimeo channeland shared w/the WORLD!
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Oct. 1st

El Grito!

Photography
~Shoot the El Grito! event at CCHS and submit your work
-$50 winner for the best image of 'Community'
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Sept. 24th

Got Milk?

Photography, Graphics
~Create an image that communicates why milk is important
to your health and academic performance.
http://gotmilk.com/#/news-and-events/98/
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Oct. 1st

10.10.10

Photography, Video
~Shoot a significant occurrence in your life and/or community
on 10-10-10 and submit your work to the global community
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Oct. 10th

Matador Designs

Graphics
~Create a mascot poster design for Raymond Cree Elementary school
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Oct. 15th

Di T-shirt Designs

Graphics
~Create a set of designs for the 2010-11 DATA Di shirts.
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Nov. 10th

Custom Vans Designs

Photography, Graphics
In collaboration with Epidemic Skateshop and CCHS Advanced Art
~Create an advertisement for hand painted shoes that will act as the
graphic media for the auction!
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Nov. 12th

SCAD Challenges

Photography, Graphics,
Posters,
~Submit work to Savannah College of Art and Design's contest
http://www.scad.edu/admission/pre-college/scad-challenge.cfm
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Nov. 17th

The Spotlights

Photography, Digital Art
~Submit your best creative work! Major $ in awards!!!
http://www.musiccenter.org/education/spot_categories.html
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Nov. 23rd

Scholastic Art & Writing

Photo, Digital Art, Design,
Drawing, Fashion, Portfolio,
Animation, Video games
~Submit your best creative work! Major $ in awards!!!
http://www.artandwriting.org/Awards/Categories
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Dec. 10

Eco-magination

Photography
~Photograph Light, Wind, and/or Water and submit your work to help
bring resources to global charities
Ecomagination Photo Project
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OPEN

F l o a t !

Photography
Our 2nd global collaboration as the Student Creative!
~Shoot a significant community member in the style of Phillipe Halsmann
http://carrotrevolution.com/float/
http://studentcreative.spruz.com/
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Feb. 2011

Pandora's Box

Photography, Graphics
~Collaborate with Rio Vista Elementary students to create
powerful images based on Pandora's Box.
Based on the work of Yeondoo Jung
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Feb. 11th

2011 Earth Through A Lens

Photography
~Photograph 'the natural environment' OR 'the human impact on the planet'
http://www.earththroughalensps.com/
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Feb. 11th

2011 FACAS : Fantasy / Reality

Photography, Graphics,
Illustration, Animation
~Investigate the theme of fantasy and/or reality for and submit work
to be juried for the annual show at the PS Art Museum
Fine Arts Creativity Awards
.
Feb. 11th

2011 Student Editorial

Cartoon Contest

Animation, Illustration
Express your opinions about current issues!
http://www.newscurrents.com/intro/edcartoons/carcon2.html
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March 2nd

Doodle for Google

Graphics , Illustration
~Design the Google logo to incorporate the theme
"What I'd like to do someday..."
http://www.google.com/doodle4google/
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March 11th

The Shorties

Animation
~THE Oscars of student film festivals!
http://www.shortieawards.org/
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March 25th

2011 Rotoball

Animation
~Create a 15 second animation to be screened at the
Shanghai Student Film Festival and on Vimeo!
The Rotoball Website
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March 26th

El Paseo Fashion Week

Photography
Shoot during El Paseo Fashion Week alongside the pros! (6 nights available)
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March 25th

Chris Miller Workshop

Photography, video
Join photographer Chris Miller for an off camera outdoor lighting workshop!
(Yes, this is during Spring Break)
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March 28th

Indian Wells Arts Festival

Photography
Photograph at the 2011 Indian Wells Arts Festival (3 days available)
Upload and have your images judged by professional artists!
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April 3rd

A Day without Shoes

Photography, graphics
~Help launch awareness for this global cause through photo & graphics!
A Day without Shoes
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April 5th

2011 DigiCom : Making A Difference

Photography, Graphics,
Illustration, Animation, Video
~Submit photography, illustration, animation, or video aligned to the theme
of 'making a difference'.
The DigiCom Film Festival
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Apr. 8th

Vans Custom Culture

Photography, Graphics,
Illustration, Animation
Join a design team for the national Vans Custom Culture design challenge!
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April 18th

Cahuilla CUE Logo Design
Photography, Graphics,
Illustration, Animation, Video
Design a new logo for the Cahuilla Computer Using Educators
The winner gets $50 and their work displayed online and in print!
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April 27th

Inside Out

Photography, Graphics,
Illustration
Work as a team to photograph your community and share important issues

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May





The 2009 - 10 Challenges
DIGITAL ARTS | PHOTOGRAPHY



DIGITAL ARTS | GRAPHICS


DIGITAL ARTS | ANIMATION



 Challenges are an ongoing collection of assignments designed to apply your creativity to community-based and/or real world concepts
  • Each challenge may be proposed by a local professional, myself, or developed by students
  • Each project has the following components
    • A Big Idea, an Essential Question, a Challenge, Guiding Questions, Guiding Activities, and a Solution
    • 21st Century Skills, relevant & applied curriculum, informative assessments, innovation & creativity, social / emotional connections for students, and utilizes Technology
  • All projects will be published and/or printed as well as presented and/or discussed in a professional manner
  • Read more about  Challenge Based Learning here!


How To

  1. View the Challenges as they are made available per the areas of digital imaging
  2. Sign up for the Challenge
  3. Post all work to the DAE NIng for grading and portfolio collection
  4. Some Challenges may need to be printed and/or published based on the type of assignment
  5. ALL imagery for the assignments must be your own design!






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