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Teletoon Awards Scholarships

Canadian animation channel Teletoon announced the winners of its first Animation Scholarship Competition, at the Ottawa International Animation Festival awards ceremony on October 4. The prize money--a total of Canadian $28,500--is being divided among 15 selected winners in three categories. First place winners received $4,500, second place $2,000, third place $1500, fourth place $1,000 and fifth place $500. The winners are as follows:

Entrance Category:

1st place: Liem Nguyen, Kelvin High School (Winnipeg, MB).

2nd place: David Stodolny, Chinguacousy Secondary School (Brampton, ON).

3rd place: Noémie Champoux, École Secondaire Montcalm (Sherbrooke, QC).

4th place: Huy Nguyen, Fr. Michael Gotz Secondary School (Mississuaga, ON).

5th place: Erik De Leon, Fr. Michael Gotz Secondary School (Mississuaga, ON).

Continuing Education:

1st place: Jakub Pistecky, Emily Carr College of Art & Design (Vancouver, BC).

2nd place: Gilbert Ngo, VanArts (Vancouver, BC).

3rd place: André-Guy Landry, NBCC Miramichi (Miramichi, NB).

4th place: Barret Chapman, Capilano College (Vancouver, BC).

5th place: Brock Ellis, Emily Carr College of Art & Design (Vancouver, BC).

Most Promising Students (Graduates):

1st place: Jason Surridge, Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, BC).

2nd place: James Wootton, Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, BC).

3rd place: Jayson Thiessen, Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, BC).

4th place: Karen Lloyd, Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, BC).

5th place: Brock Ellis, Emily Carr College of Art & Design (Vancouver, BC).

For these awards, hundreds of Canadian high school, college and university students submitted applications over the past year, and from those, 30 students were selected as semi-finalists. The 191998/99 Teletoon Animation Scholarship Award information packets will be distributed to schools in December.

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