At the end of October 23, BOREAL Innovation , coordinator of the FromArchive To Alive project, gathered teachers and students at the Lycée Professionel Célony in Aix-en-Provence, France for the awards ceremony of digital art creation contest.
This high school in AIx-en-Provence won the group category prize of the FATA Digital Artwork Contest, with a creation in the field of Environmental awareness. As they pointed out, the archives show that we have already been warned about climate and environmental issues many decades ago.
The pupils highlighted this feature with newspaper archives showing a digital drawing of the earth burning.
The individual prize was also announced during the session by videoconference.
The winning individual art work dealt with inclusion and focused on the need for friendship and bonding in an individualistic society.
To develop the creation, the students used online tools they made into digital files combined with old documents.
The winners explained, “the results were amazing and we were all very proud to have entered a contest like this!“
See the other entries in the Contest Gallery
In October 2023, EOLAS, the Spanish partner of the From Archive To Alive project, met with the teachers and students of IES Javier García Téllez (Cáceres, Extremadura) to celebrate the awards ceremony of the project digital art creation contest.
Two categories of prizes were awarded in a session where students had the opportunity to explain their creations and interact with each other.
The winners, both in the individual and group categories, shared the themes of their works with the rest of the students. The themes included diversity and inclusion and the environmental repercussions of the pandemic.
To express themselves on these topics, the students used digital files and online tools, and the results were very interesting!
Find out who the winners were
You can take a look at these and other works in the Archive project contest “Gallery”.
From Archive To Alive partners are pleased to announce our photo / video contest is now open!
We call for young users of digital archives, to create a digital art work, related to AT LEAST ONE OR MORE of the following themes:
■ civic engagement
■ environmental awareness
The competition will recognise excellence in content creation and visual storytelling that demonstrates creativity and innovation in using digital archives.
It’s time to launch the From Archive To Alive Digital Art contest for students!!!
FATA – From Archive to Alive is an ERASMUS+ project (No. 2021-1-FR01-Ka220-SCH-000031562).
FATA aims to motivate students to explore available audio-visual archives, compare traditional and digital art, learn about their civic engagement and social inclusiveness while raising awareness of environmental issues.
The competition is open to students of Erasmus Plus participating countries and those associated with the programme (list of countries).
The contest is for students aged between 12 and 18 years old; who can either participate individually or in a group with up to 4 other classmates.
Students should submit a piece of digital artwork on one (or more) these subjects:
– Civic Engagement
– Environmental Awareness
Each entry must fulfil 3 main requirements:
– To be a work of digital art, therefore containing any type of digital elements (it can’t have a physical form);
– To be based on material found on one or more digital archive platforms;
– To address one or more of the topics of civic engagement, social inclusion and environmental awareness.
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The project team met in Marseille on May 31st 2022 to work on the outcomes of From Archive To Alive. Specifically, Archive to Alive will produce an e-learning course for teachers that will show them how to design lessons and projects through the use of the digital audio-visual archives in order to make them more appealing.
The project uses EUscreen, which is a portal containing thousands of digital audio-visual items steaming from the biggest European audio-visual archives that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly form a European perspective. Teh content on the EUscreen platform content offers an important collection of resources that can be exploited in education and incorporated in school lessons and projects.
Find out more about EUScreen and education,