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  06 June 2015
2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced



Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation named School of the Year for the second consecutive year.

SYDNEY, June 26th, 2015 - Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards, an annual event which showcases and rewards excellence in computer graphics, have been announced.

From over 1,000 entries worldwide, the judging panel - including Academy Awards® winner Joe Letteri from Weta Digital - have announced the category winners. The voting process involved judges scoring each entry based on criteria including: creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, raw talent and future potential.

The winners share a prize pool of twenty-five (25) internships from Weta Digital, Double Negative, Gameloft, The Mill, Animal Logic, Dreamworks India, Framestore, Method Studios, Monolith Studio, MPC, NetherRealm Studio, Ninja Theory, Rebellion, and Rising Sun Pictures. The $360,000USD prize pool is split between the winners and contributed by Autodesk, Nvidia, Adobe, Wacom, Pixologic, Epic Games, Next Limit, Digital Tutors, Side Effects Software, Blue Sky Studio, Luxion, CG Cookie, CG Society, Conceptshare, G-Technology, iKinema, RebusFarm, Siteground, SolidAngle, Stash Media, The Foundry, Tut+, 3D Artist, 3D Total, Allegorithmic, and Animation World Network.

To view all the winning entries please visit: http://www.cgstudentawards.com/results

STUDENT OF THE YEAR - VFX/ANIMATION
Winner: Daniel Kho | Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation
Runner-up: Mischa Kolbe | Vancouver Film School
Highly Commended: Javier Blanco | Think Tank Training Centre
Highly Commended: Markus Kranzler | Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Highly Commended: Oleg Memukhin | Sheridan College
Highly Commended: Rusty Currier Full Sail Universtity

STUDENT OF THE YEAR - NEXT-GEN GAMING
Winner: Danny Mak | Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation
Runner-up: Everett Gunther | Savannah College of Art & Design
Highly Commended: Ashley Thundercliffe | Derby University
Highly Commended: Ignacio Guajardo | Ringling College of Art and Design
Highly Commended: Joshua Wu | 3dsense Media School
Highly Commended: Ray Le | Think Tank Training Centre

GAME OF THE YEAR
Winner: Battery Jam | Savannah College of Art & Design
Runner-up: Deep Siege | Savannah College of Art & Design
Highly Commended: Dungeon Town | Media Design School
Highly Commended: Grave Mistakes | Savannah College of Art & Design
Highly Commended: Quanta | NAD
Highly Commended: Stuff: The Abandoned Land | Rochester Institute of Technology

FILM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Make it Sound FAT | Bellcour School
Runner-up: Roommate Wanted - Dead or Alive | The Animation Workshop
Highly Commended: Impasse | Media Design School
Highly Commended: L3.0 ARTFX
Highly Commended: Over The Moon Media Design School
Highly Commended: Parrot Away The Animation Workshop

BOOTCAMP VFX/ANIMATION - CANADA
Alexey Vasilyev | Think Tank Training Centre
Puika Wong Sheridan College
Sophia Yu Savannah College of Art & Design
Kenson Wang Think Tank Training Center

BOOTCAMP VFX/ANIMATION - USA
Ahmed Elmatarawi | Savannah College of Art & Design
Clint Rea | Savannah College of Art & Design
Jung In Wang | Savannah College of Art & Design
Riyad Hasan | Savannah College of Art & Design

BOOTCAMP VFX/ANIMATION - INDIA
Sipparpad Krongraksa | Rangsit University

ABOUT CG STUDENT AWARDS
The CG Student Awards is an annual event which showcases and rewards excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates. With the help of our amazing sponsors, the event has helped kick-start the careers of countless digital artists, provided 60
paid studio internships and given away over $590,000 in prizes.

The mission of CG Student Awards is to create a platform for all aspiring digital artists to launch their careers, network with professionals, and connect with other passionate digital artists from around the world.

For more information visit www.cgstudentawards.com
 
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