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ChampionNAD Contest, Call for votes!

It is with much pleasure that the National Animation and Design Centre (NAD Centre) is announcing its very first viral contest entitled “ChampionNAD”.

ChampionNAD Contest, Call for votes!

Montreal, (November 22, 2010) – It is with much pleasure that the National Animation and Design Centre (NAD Centre) is announcing its very first viral contest entitled “ChampionNAD”. This contestwill showcase the work from graduates in the fall 2009 session in the following categories:

° Design and digital arts for video games

° 3D animation and visual effects for film and television

A call for votes among the 3D community and the general public

Starting today and up until December 21, the NAD Centre will be showcasing videos produced by its graduates in the “screening room” on the contest’s website. Each of the short videos will allow the viewer to become familiar with the students’ individual or group work and to enter in their respective universe. “Our students’ creativity and discipline will always astound me”, states Suzanne Guèvremont, General Director of the NAD Centre. “It’s not surprising that they are so in demand!”proudly affirms the director.

The NAD Centre thus invites the general public and industry professionals to view the graduates’ “work” and to vote for their preferred demo. The call for votes will be open until December 21 at 23:59 min 59 s (EST). THE NAD Centre will authorize one vote per day in each of the two categories. The winners will be announced on December 22 at noon.

To be won: 6 prizes with a total value of $3500!

In order to support the development of young creative talent, 14 Quebec video game and film studios have financially contributed to the “ChampionNAD” contest thus enabling the recognition of six graduates’ work. The three best demos in each of the two categories will be rewarded with a prize and “goodies”, according to their final score. A total amount of $3500 will be divided as follows:

Video Game Prizes:                                                Film and Television Prizes:

1st prize: $1000                                                          1st prize: $1000

2nd prize: $500                                                           2nd prize: $500

3rd prize: $250                                                            3rd prize: $250

According to Ms. Guèvremont, “The Quebec 3D animation and digital design industry has always supported the NAD Centre. We train emerging professionals, and their support is a pledge of quality with regards to our graduates”. The NAD Centre team would especially like to thank all our sponsors’ involvement, which allows us to hold this first edition of the “ChampionNAD”.

About NAD Centre

The National Animation and Design Centre is a training centre and a research and development establishment in 3D animation, visual effects, design and digital arts. Established in 1992 by the Cégep de Jonquière, the NAD Centre became in 2008 the result of an innovative partnership between the Cégep of Jonquière and the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi and now offers an undergraduate Bachelor in 3D animation and digital design. The NAD Centre has trained more than 1 200 CGI professionals who currently work in film and television, post-production and gaming industries for renowned companies around the world such as: Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Behaviour Interactive, Gameloft, Bioware, ILM, Digital Dimension, CAE, Vision Globale, Beenox Activision, etc. The NAD Centre is also an Authorized Training Centre (ATC) for the leading digital content creation software companies like Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, eyeon Software, Pixel Farm, Pixologic and Toon Boom. With 18 years of expertise in computer graphics creation, the NAD Centre provides its training, knowledge transfer, research & development, and consulting services to individuals, corporations and educational facilities in Canada as well as in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about the NAD Centre, please visit www.centrenad.com

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