Animex Student Awards: Last Call for Entries

The University of Teesside in the U.K. is accepting entries for the 2004 Animex Student Animation Awards. The event, dedicated to promoting of the art of animation and recognizing excellence in digital and traditional animation, has expanded this year with the inclusion of new categories.

Students will be competing for the distinction of Best 3D Computer Animation, Best 2D Computer Animation, Best 3D Computer Animation for Games, Best Computer Web Animation, Best Visual Effects, Best Short Animation, Best Experimental Animation, Best Editing and Best Sound for Animation. In addition, an Audience Award will go to the most popular piece.

Sponsors for this year’s Awards include Adobe, Alias|Wavefront, Apple, ChromaColour, Corel, Discreet, Iomega, Macromedia, Nvidia, Maxon, Pixelution, ToonBoom and Viglen. Prizes currently pledged are worth more than ’12,000.

The competition is free and open to both U.K. and overseas students. Any traditional or computer assisted animated film or video created by a student between January 1, 2002 and July 31, 2003 will be eligible. Entries must be sent to Paul Bunnett, School of Computing & Mathematics, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA by August 1 2003.

For an application pack contact Justin S Greetham, Sr. lecturer in Graphical Applications and Visualization at [email protected], or Tel 01642 342692. More information can also be found at www.animex.net.