CG Whiz 2010: The search is on…

CG Whiz 2010: The search is on…

Calling all aspiring artists and CG wannabes!  Here’s your opportunity to build your dream career.  Today we launched CG Whiz 2010 our annual search for the hottest amateur computer graphics talent. We’re offering over £15,000 or $24,000 worth of prizes for the winners, thanks to our co-sponsors, The Mill, CG Society and 3D Artist.

The top prize is a fantastic 12-week visual effects (VFX) course, either at our studios here in London or in Los Angeles, followed by a four-week placement at The Mill – again either in London, LA or New York.  12 Runners up will get a selection of mentored and online courses and magazine subscriptions courtesy of sponsors 3D Artist. They’re not just great prizes but could be the door opener to a career in CG. In fact last year’s winner Adam Droy was taken on full-time by The Mill shortly after finishing his placement.

Entry is really simple – all you need to do is submit a show reel or set of stills compiled into a video. Make sure you label your entry clearly with your name and title of your work and then send it in to us via YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or Twitter (it’s up to you which one takes your fancy). Either:

  • Add your entry as a response to our CG Whiz competition video on YouTube
  • Or upload your entry to the wall of our Facebook page
  • Or ddd your video to the CG Whiz 2010 group on Vimeo
  • Or finally send a link to your entry via Twitter to @escape_studios, using the hashtag #CGWhiz

Last but not least, to complete your entry you need to send us your contact details including name, the title of your work, email address and telephone number to

Last year, the quality of entries we received was a testament to the hidden talent that exists in CG. We see it as our job to help anyone with a creative streak and a passion for computer graphics develop their skills and get them started on successful CG careers. You can find out more by checking our competition home page and you’ve got until November 12th to get your show reel ready and in to us.

Good luck!


3 Comments Isabelle Duarte

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Isabelle Duarte
Mon 11 Oct 2010: 9:00am

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  • Chris Wilson:


    I've submitted my entry - look out for it on twitter & Vimeo!

  • Isabelle Duarté:

    Hello Chris,

    We are accepting entries of all types - including character animation pieces. The only rule is that you can't have done any work professionally in CG before.

    Good luck with your entry!

  • Chris Wilson:

    Hi is it worth entering an animation project I am currently working on?

    It's a short promotional piece for a property company who

    need this character animating for them in a marketed way -

    just for the exposure I need to kick my CG career into gear into

    shape and get noticed?

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