Last Thursday, the Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall showcased the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue’s finest digital artwork including music, movies, and photography. The Microsoft Store has been a champion sponsor of digital arts programs at the club for 4 years, funding 12 Clubhouses for kids from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The Digital Arts Festival awarded children based on age group for their best works in music making, photo editing, game design and stop motion video. The music making portion allowed the kids to use music making software to create an upbeat and inspiring song shedding light on how to stand up in the face of adversity. The photo illustration competition titled “Picture It-Inclusion Starts Here” challenged the kids to use digital photography to capture images they felt captured diversity and inclusion. Using digital illustration software, they created a collaged image of inclusion in action. The stop motion competition challenged the kids to create a video showing how one person or group can positively change the community. The underlying theme of the competition highlighted the importance of respect, inclusion and tolerance of their peers, and we think that’s pretty cool. Thanks again to The Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square for supporting us.
Congrats to Yitzel, winner of the Stop Motion Video portion for ages 6-9!