Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

This award honors an outstanding single model in a live-action broadcast program or commercial. The model may have been created virtually, physically, or any combination thereof, and may be of any scale. The model’s artistry and overall quality are to be considered; however, scenic lighting and compositing should be disregarded. An entry may include multiples of the same model with minor variations, such as scale and features, but they must have been created by the same team. However, character models are specifically excluded from this category, but are eligible in category 12 – Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial. Further, the same model may not be entered in both Category 15 – Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial and Category 20 – Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial.

Model supervisor and artist(s), texture artists, shader writer(s), paint artist(s), etc. are eligible in this category. Overall project supervisors and/or producers are specifically not eligible.



To enter successfully you should:

Designate ONE person to be your primary “go to” person for all VES Awards matters. This person is the designated Submitter. He or she must sign the Submission Form.

Go online to www.visualeffectssociety.com/ves-awards and download the Submission Worksheet.



Supervisors of specific departments such as Technical Directors, Digital, Compositing, Modeling, Effects Animation and similar departmental supervisors are eligible to enter, provided they personally performed significant hands-on work on the shot(s) along with their supervisory duties. The VES Awards Committee reserves the right to disqualify any supervisor whose claim of having personally performed significant hands-on work on the shots cannot be verified.

Eligibility: Any project that premiered within calendar year 2011, containing visual effects and fitting the definitions below is eligible for consideration. (See the definition of “Premiered” in the Glossary.)

WHO is Eligible: A maximum of four (4) individuals who contributed significantly to the creation of the work being entered may be named in any one Specific Arts entry. They must have personally performed the hands-on work on the shot(s) being submitted.

No overall key project supervisors/producers as defined in Section 1.A are eligible to receive an award in these categories unless they can clearly demonstrate that they personally performed a significant portion of the hands-on work. Key project supervisors/producers wishing to enter in a Specific Arts category in contravention to the above policy must submit a petition to the VES Awards Committee, who will consider the petition’s merits and may grant an exception to the rule at its sole discretion.