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Open Voting Begins for Boxx's Road to Nirvana VFX Contest With Gnomon

BOXX Technologies announced that open voting has now begun on in its Road to Nirvana Visual Effects Student Contest . In an effort to reinforce its commitment to the community visual effects artists, BOXX teamed with the Gnomon School of Visual Effects to highlight the work of student artists who are pushing the limits of visual effects.

The BOXX "Road to Nirvana" Visual Effects Contest will see winners chosen in two different ways: first, an evaluation of student artwork by a panel of industry experts for the prestigious "Judges Circle Award," and, second, a popular vote, representing digital effects fans' favorite pieces of the competition. The contest is open to all students currently enrolled at Gnomon . The top 12 pieces are now on display in the Road to Nirvana contest gallery on the BOXX website. BOXX encourages visual effects fans to view entries and cast votes for their favorite creations online at the BOXX website. Voting will close on July 27.

BOXX will announce winners of the popular vote on July 31, and will treat them to an expenses-paid trip to the 2007 SIGGRAPH Conference and Expo, where winners will showcase their work in the BOXX Technologies booth, located at booth 1436.

"The Gnomon School of Visual Effects sets the bar for innovation and creativity," said BOXX Technologies director of Product Marketing, Francois Wolf. "These students are the future leaders of the visual effects industry, and we're thrilled to showcase and reward their incredible young talent."

"Computer-animated visual effects have exploded into the mainstream of the film, television, and videogame industries over the past few years," said Gnomon School of Visual Effects founder/president, Alex Alvarez. "We are honored that an industry leader such as BOXX has been so generous with their support of our work in educating the next generation of visual effects professionals."

BOXX Technologies Inc. ( headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes specifically designed to meet the high-performance and reliability requirements of digital content creators working in the 3D, animation, visual effects, digital film, architecture, game development and broadcast markets. BOXX's rapid integration of cutting-edge computing technologies selected and optimized to deliver the best possible performance when running digital content creation (DCC) applications is reflected in its extensive line of uniquely featured and highly customizable systems, including BOXX APEXX, 3DBOXX and 3DBOXX RTX workstations, and renderBOXX render nodes.

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