Emoti-Con! 2021

Save the Dates for the 2021 Virtual Emoti-Con Project Fair

April 15: Project Submission Opens

We will share a link to submit your project presentations online (with the support of an adult educator or parent) starting April 15. You will be able upload slides, images, video and text to help judges learn about your idea and your design process.

May 19: Project Submission Deadline

You must complete the project submission form before midnight on May 19.

May 24-June 4: Emoti-Con Virtual Project Fair (12 days!)

During the asynchronous Project Fair, judges will evaluate your submissions and leave feedback on your project page. Students can check out the projects from other teams around the city and leave encouraging feedback and emojis.

(NEW!) Live events during the Project Fair: There will be opportunities to meet and learn from peers and judges at live events (via Zoom or Discord). More information and dates coming soon!

June 11: Award Ceremony

We'll release the winners announcement video at Noon on June 11th. Organize a watch party with your team to celebrate! (Check out last year's winners here.)

About Emoti-Con 2021

The 13th annual Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge will be a VIRTUAL project fair and competition for young people who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them.

Emoti-Con is a culminating showcase of the creative work produced all year within the in- and after-school programs of the Hive NYC learning network, and at public schools participating in CS4ALL NYC, DIIT's Mouse Design League, and many other DOE programs.

What does a Virtual Project fair look like? Visit last year's Virtual Project Fair to see the 2020 winners and award ceremony (and 87 amazing student projects).


Competing projects are reviewed by judges and peers. Winners could earn one or more digital badges.

  • Emoti-Con Presenter
  • Most Social Impact
  • Most Innovative
  • Crowd Favorite
  • Most Entertaining
  • Best Pitch
  • Point of View