News Article | 7/27/2006


DALLAS — In preparation for the fall 2006 launch of Victory Media Network®, the first outdoor digital “gallery” in the world, Dallas’ Victory Park district has announced the Victory Arts program with a call for digital art entries. The deadline to receive submissions for this juried competition is August 31, 2006. Following are the three content categories:

* Digital Art (fine art, graphic and media arts, video art, text art and mash-up);

* Digital Storytelling (digital and hand-drawn animation plus virtual environment art); and

* Short Film (fictional, documentary and journalistic).

This competition presents a unique opportunity for filmmakers, digital artists and visual storytellers to show their work in a unique, world-class outdoor venue. A total of $10,000 will be awarded, including $2,500 per content category plus an additional $2,500 grand prize. Selection of a national jury for the competition is in process. A call for entries overview with comprehensive details on the submission process, judging criteria and specifications, plus an animated rendering of Victory Media Network® can be viewed by logging onto

Predicted to be the most visually and technologically sophisticated large- scale urban core development in the country, the 75-acre, $3-billion plus Victory Park project is currently redefining the landscape of Dallas and Victory Media Network® is one of numerous district elements selected or designed to be “firsts” of their kind. This unique environment for viewing and experiencing digital art and media in a dynamic format is expected to host millions of visitors per year. Noted American video artist Jennifer Steinkamp has also been commissioned to create a signature piece for the venue.

According to Kristin Gray, Director, of the Victory Media Network®, “With content slated to run 12-plus hours per day and an annual audience in the millions, artists will have an opportunity to bring their vision to a diverse audience, including the community of Dallas and Texas, in a way that a typical museum or gallery could never dream of.”

Victory Media Network® will display publicly-submitted artwork, in conjunction with other media, on 11, large-scale high resolution screens. Approximately 50% of programming will be dedicated to artworks ranging from non-narrative video displays and visual stories to short films. Victory Media Network® will be incorporated within the striking architecture of Victory Plaza, a two-building complex that will serve as the gateway to American Airlines Center.

“An extraordinary place of art and artistry, Victory Media Network® will provide opportunities for digital artists from across Texas and around the world to work and experiment with leading edge video display technology,” said Jonas Woods, president of Hillwood Capital.

About Victory Park

Located in the heart of Dallas, Victory Park is one of the country’s most significant and innovative master-planned urban developments. Victory Park is creating a new urban environment with a carefully crafted collection of emerging and reputation retail, distinctive dining, modern office space, dramatic residential units, hotels and signature entertainment venues, including the American Airlines Center. Victory Park is owned by Hillwood, a Perot Company, and Hicks Holdings, owned by Tom Hicks.