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Cal Arts Students Sweep Animation Category at College TV Awards

Cal Art students swept the traditional animation category at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's 25th Annual College Television Awards Competition. Cal Arts' David Derrick, ByoungJik Lee and Chris Choy took first, second and third respectively for their toon work. Ringling School of Art & Design students did well in the non-traditional animation category taking second and third with first place going to Craig Van Dyke of Brigham Young.

The filmmakers were honored at a special College Television Awards Gala on March 28 at The Renaissance Hotel. Their work was featured at the annual College Television Awards Festival on Monday, March 29 at the Television Academy.

"This year is a milestone for us as we celebrate 25 years of recognizing talented students from a great cross section of universities throughout the United States," said Price Hicks, director of educational programs and services for the Foundation. "The best part of the competition and festival is that they serve as a point of entry, opening doors and encouraging these students to pursue opportunities in the television and film industries."

The animation winners include:

ANIMATION - TRADITIONALFirst PlaceCRETACEOUS CHRISTMASDavid DerrickCal Arts, Valencia, CaliforniaWith Christmas on the brink of extinction Santa employs dinosaurs to save the day.

Second PlaceTHE EPITAPH TREEByoungJik LeeCal Arts, Valencia, CaliforniaSad memory of the Korean War. Third PlaceCATSChris ChoyCal Arts, Valencia, California

ANIMATION-NON TRADTIONALFirst PlaceLEMMINGSCraig Van DykeBrigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UtahOne lemming's individual struggle against the masses to change hereditary destiny. Second PlaceAfter YourChristopher CordinglyRingling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, FloridaThere is a thin line between good manners and manipulative behavior.

Third PlaceRa-MenTae-Sik-YangRingling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida

The College Television Awards is one of several ongoing programs supported by the Television Academy's Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the history and artistry of television and utilizing it to guide the future. Additional programs supported through the Academys Foundation include the Archive of American Television, the Student Internship Program, College Faculty Seminar and the Visiting Professionals Program.

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