The deadline for submissions for the 2007 Animex Student Animation Awards is Sunday, Oct. 1. Sponsored by Adobe, Animazoo, ATI, Autodesk, Corel, Softimage and Toon Boom Technologies, the annual event is dedicated to the promotion of the art of animation and celebrates the works of students worldwide. Awards will be given for achievements in 3D computer animation, 2D computer animation, video-game animation, web Animation, visual effects, shorts, experimental works, editing and sound. In addition, an Audience Award will go to the most popular piece.
Animex also announced the finalist judging panel, which includes Aardman Animations Co-founder/exec chairman David Sproxton, Dreamworks Animation European representative Shelley Page, Lionhead Studio director of animation Andrew Lindsay, Electronic Arts global university relations manager Jack Lew, CG Society editor Paul Hellard, Digital Domain product/operations manager Dominick Spina and Animation Magazine editor-in-chief Ramin Zahed.
All submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 1. Prizes this year include a Gypsy 5-Torso system, which is a fully portable upper-body motion-capture system with sensors housed in an exoskeleton suit. Rules, regulations and a downloadable entry form can be found at www.animex.net/awards.