This year’s CG Student Awards competition has just launched and they are now taking entries. As big supporters of this competition we’re delighted to see it back for another year, and it’s looking bigger and better than ever. Dedicated to students studying for careers in Next-Gen Games and VFX / Animation industries, this competition is a great opportunity for students and alumni to showcase their work to industry experts, offering a little helping hand up the VFX career ladder.
There is over $200,000 worth in prizes up for grabs as well as 15 studio internships and a bunch of prizes for everyone who simply enters. So if you’ve got a VFX shot you think is good enough to compete, get it uploaded now!
To enter, all you need to do is upload your demo reel, a shot breakdown and your best artwork before the closing date of 15 May 2014. You must also show proof that you have studied, or are currently studying at a certified university, school, or online training facility between January 2013 and May 2014. Check out the full competition rules here >>
There are six main categories, which include:
Open (People’s Choice)
Every student who enters this year’s competition is eligible for this category. The judges for this category will be the public and your peers. Collectively they will choose the best student from both the VFX / Animation and Next-Gen Gaming categories.
VFX / Animation
Again this category is open to all students who are or have attended a course preparing you for a career in Film, TV and Games – within the dates January 2013 and May 2014.
Like it says on the tin, this category is open to all students who attended a course preparing you for a career in designing and developing games for highend consoles and apps – within the dates January 2013 and May 2014.
This category was born from an exciting partnership with the world’s most respected studio in VFX / Animation and Next-Gen Gaming. Essentially you would be winning an internship to work as part of the team on the biggest projects in the industry. There are a few major terms of conditions for this category, so make sure you read through these before entering.
This category is open to any student currently enrolled at a Secondary School. This is the first year students from a secondary school have been eligible to enter, but due to popular demand, this has been made possible.
And finally, School of the Year is a category we’re pretty excited about and is a critical part of the CG Student Awards. Based on the volume of entries and wins from a particular school, it recognises and rewards schools for helping the next generation of digital artists enter the industry with strong skills, confidence and drive. We’re really looking forward to seeing how our students and recent graduates do in this category – to see if they can help us knock Vancouver Film School off their rank of CG School of the Year for the past four years.
Come on escapees… show them what you’re made of!