We’re delighted to announce that CG Whiz 2011 is now open! We’re accepting entries from today for the competition, with the winner receiving a 12 week classroom course at Escape Studios and a 12 week placement with The Mill in either its London or LA offices. This is a once in a life time opportunity that could kick start the career of one talented young artist. If you don’t believe us, see what past winners Stu Schwartz and Adam Droy say about what winning has meant for them.
That’s not all; for the first time, we’re allowing professionals to enter in their own competition. Open to young professionals with up to three years experience, the winner will receive an Escape Studios ZBrush for 3D Artist online course, an HP laptop and a showreel review by the panel of judges – ideal for people starting out and looking to develop their career.
There will also be a Users’ Choice award for the showreel which the public votes their favourite. The most popular professional entry will win a workshop from CG Society, with the favourite amateur entry winning access to our 12-month Maya Essentials course.
To launch the competition, Stephen Venning, 3D executive producer at The Mill, and Dominic Davenport, founder an CEO of Escape Studios sat down to talk about this year’s prizes and what type of entries they’re expecting to see and you can view the whole video at the top of this post or by clicking here.
To enter CG Whiz 2011, all you need to do is submit a show reel or set of stills compiled into a video via our Facebook page. The deadline for entries is 12th November, but don’t wait until the last minute to get your videos in – the public can start voting right away for their favourite, so get it in as soon as you can!
To get a full list of the prizes on offer and to find out more about how to enter the competition, go to our CG Whiz 2011 page.
Over the coming weeks we’ll have posts from judges and our previous winners giving you hints and tips, but for now I’d just like to end by saying a big ‘Thank You’ to our sponsors The Mill, 3D Artist, Digital Artist, CGSociety, Autodesk and Hewlett Packard.