On Saturday, July 30th, the very first NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival will take place at WNYC’s The Greene Space in Manhattan. The purpose of the event, as stated on the website, is “to celebrate, connect, create” but especially since this is the first year of Digital Waves, we’re going to break it down for you:
It’s free. With generous support from WNYC, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and others, you pay nothing to join the fun. Plus, when you register you’re automatically entered to win some amazing prizes.
It’s for youth. If you’re between the ages of 13 and 23 years old, we want you to attend.
It’s all about audio. That includes news, storytelling, music, spoken word and any other media you can hear.
It’s a contest. Enter 4 minutes of audio work to be played in the Audio Slam!, and you could win up to $500. Click here for more information.
It’s interactive. Over the course of the day, you might make your own audio pieces, brainstorm ideas, find out how to turn your passion for audio into a career, explore the things that make audio media unique from visual media, learn how you can create your own pieces for free and so much more.
It’s yours. Digital Waves is a chance for you to connect with other people who are also interested in audio, and for you to learn how to make your voice heard through the power of media. We hope you’ll build your own communities and use your newfound skills to create media that matters to you.