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Animex Student Animation Awards 2004

"a celebration of student animation worldwide"

We are delighted to launch the Animex Student Animation Awards - an international competition for student animation. Fabulous prizes will be awarded from our kind sponsors and, of course, shortlisted entries will be shown during the Animex 2004 festival and then the winners will be announced.

Vodka - character courtesy of Glen Thorpe (BA (Hons) Computer Animation, winner of Animation Awards 2002 with 'But No One Cares')Entries are invited for the Animex Student Animation Awards are dedicated to the promotion of the art of animation and to the recognition of animation excellence in computer animation and other techniques in frame by frame animation.

Entry is FREE and the competition deadline is 1 October 2003. There are 10 entry categories, so there is something for everyone, and on the entry form you can tick as many categories as you wish, and there are some fabulous prizes to be won. The categories are:

3D Computer Animation Award - Sponsored by Alias Wavefront
Best and most innovative use of 3d animation applications for film, tv, video or digital output
2D Computer Animation Award - Sponsored by Toon Boom and Pixelution
Best and most innovative use of 2d animation applications for film, tv, video or digital output
3D Computer Animation for Games Award - Sponsored by Discreet and NVidia
Best and most innovative use of 3d animation for the production of a video game trailer/intro movie, also considering the context of the product for which it was created
Computer Web Animation Award - Sponsored by Macromedia
Best and most innovative use of either 2d or 3d software for the production of an animation for distribution over the world wide web. File size not to exceed 2MB
Visual Effects Award - Sponsored by Leitch Europe
Best and most innovative usage of CGI , SPFX and / or digital animation combined with live action
Best Short Animation Award - Sponsored by Maxon and Chromalolour
Best narrative animation, open to any animation technique (digital or non-digital) style or subject matter under 10 minutes
Experimental Animation Award - Sponsored by Corel
Best use or mix of any animation technique (digital or non-digital) open to any animation style and subject matter
Editing Award - Sponsored by Adobe
Best use of editing in an animation (digital or non-digital) production
Sound for Animation - Sponsored by Apple Computers
Best creative soundtrack for an animation (digital or non-digital) production
Audience Award - Sponsored by Viglen
Prize by audience votes, awarded for the most popular animation shown at the screening programme


Any frame by frame or computer assisted animated film or video created between 1 January 2002 and 31 July 2003, produced as a student work, is eligible for entry.

The competition is FREE to enter. The entry form, supporting information and preview tape must reach the awards office on or before 1 October 2003. Entries must be addressed to: Paul Bunnett, Animex Student Animation Awards, School of Computing & Mathematics, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS1 3BA, UK

Winners of the awards will be announced at the Animex festival in January 2004.

Click here >> for archive material of the Animex 2003 festival.

  Click here>> for: Downloadable Entry Form
  Visit Adobe.com to download Acrobat

Click here>> for: Regulations and Guidelines
Click here>> for: Prize List

We are grateful to the following organisations, who have kindly donated prizes:

Alias Wavefront
Focal Press
Leitch Europe
Toon Boom

Any queries: Please e-mail awards@animex.net or contact either Justin Greetham on +44 (0) 1642 342692 or Sabrina Schmid on +44 (0) 1642 342687.

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