The Students’ Festival of Digital Creativity is an educational event where students have the opportunity to create and present digital projects that they develop in their schools. The Festival started its operation in the academic year 2010-2011. The event took place for the first time in April 2011, in Heraklion, Crete. In the first Festival 26 schools participated, while in the 2nd Festival (academic year 2011-2012, again held in Heraklion) 34 schools tοok part.
The success of these two first Festivals led the organizing committee to launch the Festival in more parts of Greece. So, the 3rd Students’ Festival of Digital Creativity was held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 2013, in the following cities: Heraklion, Agrinio, Alexandroupolis, Corfu, Larissa, Mytilene, Rhodes and Chania. More than 4.100 students, from 265 schools, worked collectively and presented 592 digital projects, highlighting their creativity, inspiration and imagination.
Since then the Festival is organized every year in more and more Greek cities. In 2019, the last time the festival was held (the ninth festival in a row), many thousands of students from 16 Greek cities took part.
9th Students’ Festival of Digital Creativity will take place from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th of April 2019, in 16 towns of Greece. Also, on Friday 12th of April 2019 an interconnection of all towns will take place by teleconference.
9th Students’ Festival of Digital Creativity is established under the auspices of the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, as per previous years. Students’ Festival of Digital Creativity is planned for all students by Computer Science teachers, in cooperation with educators of other specialities, the Coordinators of the Regional Center for Educational Planning (P.E.K.E.S) of Western Greece, Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education, the PLI.NE.T. (Informatics and New Technologies Center) and local institutions.
Students’ projects were designed by students of all educational grades during Computer Science lessons or during school interdisciplinary projects.
Students’ Festival of Digital Creativity is not a competitive contest so only symbolic presents will be given by sponsors at the end of each day. According to the Festival’s program many parallel laboratories and additional activities are organised, addressed to students such as exhibitions, demonstrations, speeches.