This award is to honor outstanding achievement in visual effects in a Student Project. A Student Project is defined as any project that was created by a student or team of students while attending a recognized school and that was completed during the calendar year of 2019. It may be Animated or Photoreal; linear or interactive; 2D, or 3D; but it must be submitted according to the specifications below. Submissions may not contain crew credits or school logos or names, though acting credits are acceptable.

Intent of the Student Award: The intent of the VES Student Award is to help foster the skills of student VFX artists before they become professionals in the VFX industry. The VES therefore will not accept entries from students who have had significant professional experience working in visual effects or animation, be it in film, TV, or games without a Petition from the faculty advisor explaining how the professional work did not violate the above intent. “Significant professional experience” includes, but is not necessarily limited to, more than six months internship at a visual effects or animation company.

Faculty members or other professionals may only serve as advisors and may not play a hands-on role in the creation of the submission. The VES reserves the right to question and disqualify, at any step of the nominating and voting process, student submissions that appear to have benefitted from inappropriate professional creative participation.

 

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THE VES STUDENT AWARD

The VES Student Award has additional Rules and Procedures due to the nature of the award. Please read the below section carefully before submitting.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Photoreal or Animated Student Projects

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: open to any significant Student contributor, preferably the VFX Supervisor

Slot 2: open to any significant Student contributor, preferably the VFX Producer

Slot 3: open to any significant Student contributor

Slot 4: open to any significant Student contributor

Slot 5: empty

 

HOW MANY ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT?

Only ONE submission per project is allowed in this category.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE UPLOADED?

Work to Be Considered Length: 1:30 Max.*

Before & Afters Length: 1:30 Max.*

Optional Supporting Material PDF: 1:00 reading time

Submission format: DNxHD36 (aka DNxHD LB 8-bit) video: 8-bit 1920 x 1080p 23.98 fps, audio: 16-bit 44.1KHz. No exceptions.

*Not including the length of slates

 

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES?

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, November 4, 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:59PM PST

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES?

$25 regardless of the number of individuals named on the entry.

 

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Submissions may only be made through this VES Awards website by following the directions below.

 

 

EXCEPTIONS AND PETITIONS

Exceptions to the rules may be requested by petition. The Awards Committee considers all petitions on their merits and may grant them at its sole discretion. Submit petitions by clicking on the “Petition Committee” link on the Submission Form.

 

 

HOW DO I GET SUPPORT?

Questions about these Awards should be directed to awards@visualeffectssociety.com.

Technical questions about submitting should be directed to vesawards@sohonet.com.

 

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