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Our Future
sigKIDS seeks to inspire people to explore the use of computer graphics and discover exciting ways to spark their imagination and express their creativity.

sigKIDS seeks to motivate kids, parents, teachers, and whole communities to create new and innovative learning opportunities to excite young minds about the world around them through the art and science of computer graphics.

sigKIDS invites you to participate in discovering a whole new future for kids outside the traditional classroom and fostering a love of learning and creating that will follow them for the rest of their lives.

sigKIDS is open to everyone. Kids, parents, educators. Anyone who feels that kids are an important resource worth nurturing is encouraged to get involved. At the conference, hands-on exhibits will feature work submitted in the following areas: What Kids Have Done, What Kids Can Do, and What Kids Need.

Our hope is to help motivate communities to establish their own sigKIDS programs and inspire the next generation of learners.

Christopher Stapleton
SIGGRAPH 98 Outreach/sigKIDS Chair
Universal Studios


The submission deadline for sigKIDS proposals was 14 January 1998.

The deadline for sigKIDS Animation Theater was
1 April 1998.

Materials We Need For Conference Documentation

In order to document your submission in the SIGGRAPH 98 print and electronic publications, we must receive certain materials from you. It is your responsibility to provide material in a timely and orderly manner to SIGGRAPH 98.

Your submission will be documented in the Conference Abstracts & Applications Catalog. This publication consists of a printed book and an accompanying CD-ROM.

What We Need:

The materials we will need from you to accurately document your submission are:


Digital text which describes your submission as you would like it to appear in print. PLEASE NOTE: What you submit will be printed. For example, do not include your name or contact information if you do not wish it to be printed. This publication is produced on a Power Macintosh; please try to send us text which is compatible with this platform. ASCII text without formatting is best, as the text will be edited and placed in a page layout program.


If you are submitting images over and above those included with your submission, we prefer to receive images as 35mm slides; they provide our best opportunity to accurately reproduce your visual content. Photographic prints and transparencies are acceptable, as are digital images. Polaroid prints are not acceptable except as a last resort.

If digital images are submitted, they should conform to the following guidelines:

at least 300 dpi at 4" by 5"

pixel resolution of at least 1200 by 1500

TIFF or EPS formats, no compression, Macintosh or PC platform

GIF and JPEG are not acceptable formats

Screen captures should be made on as large a display monitor as possible, to ensure acceptable image resolution.

Where To Send It:


Text for your submission should be sent via e-mail to:

Chris Stapleton


Images may be sent by courier or postal service to the following address:

Christopher Stapleton
Universal Studios
4149 Winderlakes Drive
Orlando, Florida 32835 USA

Images may also be uploaded to "" via anonymous FTP to the following URL:

use "anonymous" as the username and your e-mail address as the password

make sure you use "binary" mode to transfer any image files.

label your files clearly and uniquely, using your full name as part of the filename:


notify us that you have uploaded files to this directory at:

Chris Stapleton


Text and images as described above need to be sent on or before 16 February 1998 for sigKIDS proposals, and on or before 4 May 1998 for sigKIDS Animations.

NOTE: If you are interested in submitting supplemental material to be documented in the CD-ROM only, (this could include; additional images, multimedia projects, QuickTime or MPEG animations, applications, sounds, source code, etc.), please contact Stephen Spencer at for separate deadlines, and complete instructions to format and send your supplemental material. Supplemental material is optional, though strongly encouraged.

Further Information

If you have questions regarding this document or your responsibilities as a contributor to the SIGGRAPH 98 conference, please contact:

Chris Stapleton

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