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CgCoach - Computer Graphics Student Awards 2011


Computer Graphics Student Awards - 2011. Accepting submissions now. is proud to announce that the Computer Graphics Student Awards is now accepting submissions for 2011.  The Computer Graphics Student Awards is an annual event which showcases and rewards excellence in computer graphics for students and recent graduates. Qualified students are encouraged to submit their Demo Reel to our judging panel and compete for prizes and internships at the world's leading production studios.

As always, we've made a number of improvements to the awards. The biggest improvement is that the event is now open to all students and recent graduates from around the world. We have also split the event into three clear categories: Student of the Year, Studio Internships, School of the Year. All entries are automatically entered into the Student of the Year category, but it's now elective to be in the running for one of our 18 professional internships in the Studio Internship category.

This year the list of sponsors is even more impressive with contributions from Pixologic, Stash Magazine, The Foundry, Side Effects Software, Corel, Luxology, Workstation Specialists, Pilgway, Smith Micro, 3D Artist Magazine, 3D World Magazine, and Digital Tutors. Leading VFX companies Double Negative, Prime Focus, MPC, Pixomondo, Image Engine and Fuel VFX are also offering 18 professional internships throughout Europe, Canada, India, Singapore, and Australia.

There will be 10 finalists selected for the Student of the Year category. 1 Runner-Up and 1 Winner will be selected from these finalists. All winners will share in over $50,000USD worth of hardware, software and subscriptions. There will be 42 Finalists and 18 Winners for the Studio Internship category. The deadline for submissions is 3rd June, 2011. Finalists will be announced 15th June, 2011 with the Winners announced 29th June, 2011.Full details can be found here: http://tyroe.comcgsa

“We've been amazed by the quality of our interns we picked up from through last years Computer Graphics Student Awards. During their internships they gained the respect of our senior crew members and made a tremendous contribution to the lighting, fx, rigging, modelling and texturing of all our current movies.” said Karl Wickens, Co Head of 3D Double Negative.

"This opportunity changed my life and after winning (Excellence in Rigging) last year I now find myself rigging on major blockbuster movies...a dream come true!" said Elliot Stammers.

"Winning (Excellence in Modeling) not only got me an internship, it ended up getting me a full-time position at Double Negative. It has been a huge boost for my career and I now feel more confident with my skills.” said Dzung Phung Dinh.

About is an online community aimed at helping aspiring digital artists improve their skills and connect with industry professionals from the worlds leading studios. Our Coaching Teams consists of artists from studios such as Double Negative, Moving Picture Company, Framestore, Pixar Animation, Sony Imageworks, Dreamworks, Animal Logic, WETA Digital and many more. Currently, our online presence is divided into two distinct websites - Feedback and Collaboration Services.

The Feedback website is a social community that allows digital artists to upload their artwork, animation, demo reel, and receive valuable feedback from the community of over 2000 members. The goal here is to not only provide valuable advice and direction, but to help showcase rising talent, provide regular industry focused articles, advertise job opportunities and moderate discussions.

The Collaboration Services website (coming soon) is where our dedicated Coaching Pods take advantage of the amazing tools offered by our partner Conceptshare ( Inside these Coaching Pods we offer School Collaboration services where we team up with student's and mentor them while they complete final year projects. This way, the student's not only get an industry based perspective on their work, but can start communicating directly with the people that will most probably be reviewing their job applications and eventually working alongside. We also have private Coaching Pods where individuals can collaborate and gain direct access and support from our team of industry professionals.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 2:20pm to Friday, June 3, 2011 - 2:20pm