Escape Studios has launched a new online competition designed to discover the rising stars of computer graphics design in the United Kingdom and United States. The CG Graduate Design Awards is an international competition that, with help from sponsor The Mill, aims to uncover fresh computer graphics talent just graduating from college on both sides of the Atlantic. The winning graduates, one in the U.K. and one in the U.S., will receive a year-long mentored course from Escape Studios and an online “CV clinic” session with top CG recruiters at The Mill. Twenty runners-up, 10 in the U.K. and 10 in the U.S., will also receive a critique of their show reel by a judging panel including Escape Studios’ world-class tutors and industry professionals from The Mill.
The launch of the competition heralds the announcement of Escape Studios’ new mentored learning courses geared towards distance learning. These new online courses offer the same expertise as its renowned classroom lessons, with one-to-one tutorials and mentoring with Escape Studios world-class tutors in its innovative online learning environment. As with all Escape Studios courses, students will also benefit from recruitment advice and help in securing their first job in the industry.
The CG Graduate Design Awards is only open to students in the U.S. or U.K. in their final year of study or who have graduated in the last 12 months. The competition is open to all types of work, from visual effects, 3D animation, character animation, and even architectural visualization projects, and is a great opportunity for participants to showcase their skills.
To enter, respond to awards video on Escape’s YouTube channel clearly labeling the entry with your name and the showreel title. To complete your submission, send your contact details including your name, showreel title, email address, telephone number, year of graduation, university and course attended to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for all entries will be Aug. 2, 2010 A judging panel of Escape’s world-class tutors and industry professionals from The Mill will critique the showreels and the overall winners will then be announced on Escape Studios’ blog in September.