University of Wisconsin–Madison

Digital Salon Submission Process

Submit work for the 10th Annual Digital Salon!

The 10th Annual Digital Salon is now accepting submissions from UW-Madison graduate and undergraduate students. The fall deadline for early acceptance is Thursday, December 13, 2018. Please submit your work for review online. The final deadline for acceptance will be Friday, March 15, 2019. This year’s Digital Salon exhibition will be on display in Open Book, Room 1250, at College Library from April 12-21, 2019.

In order to be considered for acceptance in the online collection and the exhibit in College Library, students need to fill out and submit an online submission form. You will be asked for information like:

  • description of the work
  • medium
  • the course for which the work was created, or if not for a course, information about why was the work created
  • artist statement
  • a link to the work (if available) or an uploaded copy

Twice a year the selection committee reviews submissions and selects work to be added to the online collection. In the spring, the committee selects work from the online collection to showcase in an exhibition in College Library’s Open Book.

Submission Criteria

For acceptance in the online collection, work is evaluated using the following criteria:

  • To what extent does the work use new media or digital technology in interesting and engaging ways?
  • If the work is research oriented, how clear and understandable is the presentation of the data?
  • Does the work represent original thought?
  • Are sources consulted and others’ ideas appropriately cited?
  • Is the work in a completed state or is it a work-in-progress?
  • Is communication – written or in other formats – clear, concise, and free of errors?
  • Is the submission form complete?

Some of the works from the online collection will be selected for an exhibition in April that will be housed in College Library. The exhibition is in conjunction with the Undergraduate Symposium and Ideas to Excellence initiative. The Digital Salon Team will select a subset of the best work that represents different media, fields of study, independent work and media to create an exhibition suited to the constraints and opportunities presented by our exhibition space.

The Digital Salon Team will consider the following questions:

  • Is the work an exemplar when compared to the other works accepted in the collection?
  • Can the work be printed in large format for wall display?
  • Can the work be displayed within the constraints of the space and technology available?
Eastern - digital image by Shuo Sun
Eastern, a digital image by Shuo Sun