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Details on our 2018 Expo

The MAGD Expo, held this year on May 9, 2018, is a juried show of interactive entertainment, 3D, 2D, aural, virtual, and animated creative work held annually, in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The show is open to individuals or groups of any age and is not limited to students.

Deadline is April 23.

Schedule for the 2018 Expo

  • 4:00 - Doors Open
  • 7:00 - Keynote Speaker*
  • 7:45 - Awards

* This year's keynote speaker is Sarah Schoemann, a doctoral student in Digital Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarah is a designer and researcher formerly of NYC's indie games scene, she is the co-founder of Different Games Collective, producing inclusive events to support diverse participation in game development and culture since 2013. The Expo is free and open to the public. Visitors can vote on the People's Choice award.

Questions can be directed to Nick Hwang,

Prizes (selected by invited judges including the guest presenters) will be awarded for excellence in creative and technical achievement, with a $500 cash prize for Best In Show, sponsored by the Max Mallory Foundation in honor of UW-Whitewater MAGD alum, Max Mallory, with additional cash prizes sponsored by Filament Games [link:], along with other swag, etc.

Submissions will accepted in Video, Game, Interactive Design, and Audio Categories.The submission(s) should be made available for viewing online.

Complete the Submission Form by clicking here.

Submissions are open until April 23.

Accepted work will be exhibited in the University Center on Wednesday, May 9, from 4-7 PM with Keynote Presentation to follow.

Submission Fees
There is a $3 per participant (not per project) fee. All members of the team will need to remit payment to the Communication Department office (HE 406) (cash or check). Do not remit funds until you receive notification that your project was accepted for Expo. There is no maximum number of entries per person or team. Entry fee money is used to cover Expo costs and prizes only. Checks should be made out to 'UW-Whitewater Communication Department'. (Be sure to include your name, contact information, and the submission name(s) that you are sending fees for along with your check.)

If paying by check, please mail to:
Communication Department
Attention: MAGD Expo
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

You will be notified via e-mail if your work has been accepted to the 2018 MAGD Expo. Exhibitors of accepted entries must be prepared to provide all necessary equipment (laptop, speakers, software, etc.) to show their work.
Contact Nick Hwang, if you need special equipment.

Additionally, huge thanks to our sponsors who have contributed prizes for the Expo in the past: Raven SoftwareOnLive, BitShape Software, Filament Games, Certain AffinityIndieDBFoursquare, Zymo Interactive, Blackshell Media, Volition, the UWW Chancellor's office, and the College of Arts and Communication Visiting Artist and Speakers program. 

Our Sponsors

  • Raven Software
  • certain affinity
  • Indie DB
  • filamentgames
  • foursquare