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Global Student Animation Awards Entry Deadlines Approaching

June 1st: deadline for regular entries, June 7th: deadline for pre-registered entries (May 12, 2005)

The first annual GSA Awards are off to a fast start with entries arriving from student animators and designers from around the world. “Students are smart. They know a good thing when they see it,” says Greg Robins, publisher of Stash DVD Magazine, “The GSA Awards offer unprecedented opportunity and prizes and the judges are some of the most creative and influential people in the business.”

Another fact setting the GSA Awards apart is the goal of connecting talented students with the industry by setting up winners with interviews at the companies they most want to work for. Stash DVD Magazine will also kick in up to US$1000 toward travel costs to help get each of the winners to their interview.

“We’re excited about giving the world’s animation and visual effects students a real showcase for their work and a pipeline to careers in the industry,” says Robins, “For some amazing students out there this really is the most important animation competition they’ll ever enter.”



Students are encouraged to enter their current or past projects (produced during 2004 or 2005) in one of three GSA Awards categories; Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design and be prepared to win:

OPPORTUNITY: A job interview at the company you most want to work for. Plus, receive up to US $1,000 to get you there.

THE ULTIMATE TROPHY: A personally engraved Apple G5 Dual Processor with 20” Apple Monitor*, the latest versions* of Maya, boujou, combustion, Adobe CS and AfterEffects, plus subscriptions to Stash DVD Magazine.

RECOGNITION: Your work featured in Stash DVD Magazine, delivered to over 1,000 of the industry’s most influential players. One finalist will be selected as the Best of 2005 and their project will grace the cover of Stash.

Entries will be judged by a broad range of respected industry professionals working at the forefront of animation and visual effects, including;

ILA ABRAMSON
Recruiting Director, I Spy Recruiting

ANDY ARKIN
President and Marketing Director, BLAH BLAH BLAH

ANDY BOYD
3D Animator, FRAMESTORE-CFC

DAVID CARSON
Chief Designer, DAVID CARSON DESIGN, INC.

JUSTIN CONE
Founder/Lead Contributor, TWEEN

KYLE COOPER
Director/Founder, Imaginary Forces and Prologue Films

MATHEW CULLEN
Creative Director, Motion Theory

ROB JAEGER
Executive Producer, ELEMENT 79 PARTNERS

LAURENT LEDRU
CG Creative Director, Method Studios

TIM MILLER
Creative Director and Co-Founder, BLUR STUDIOS

JAKE MUNSEY
VP Marketing & On-Air Promotions, Fuel

VICTOR NEWMAN
Co-founder and Creative Director, FREESTYLE COLLECTIVE

JOAN RASPO
Director, CURIOUS PICTURES

FRED SEIBERT
Founder/Animator, FREDERATOR STUDIOS

MATEUS SANTOS
Creative Director, LOBO

MK12
Design Lab

AMY TAYLOR
Managing Director, QUIET MAN

ED ULBRICH
Senior Vice-President of Production and EP, DIGITAL DOMAIN


Individual and group projects are eligible from entrants enrolled in a school, academy or training facility of any kind during 2004 or 2005.

For complete entry details go to www.stashmedia.tv/gsaa.


About STASH
STASH delivers the planet's most innovative and outstanding commercial animation, VFX and motion graphics plus insightful behind-the-scenes extras in a monthly DVD magazine. Also tucked inside the STASH DVD case is a companion book of color stills, details on the featured work, credits and tech notes.

STASH is the essential resource for ad agencies, broadcasters, animation and VFX studios, designers, post houses, production companies and schools.

For more information visit www.stashmedia.tv.

 


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