Visual Effects Society: Autodesk Student Award Submissions Now Open

(San Rafael, California--November 11, 2011)

Who: Students around the world attending an accredited school are encouraged to submit a maximum of two minutes of a media project — visual effects sequences, short films and more — created Jan. 1, 2011, through Nov. 30, 2011.
What: The Visual Effects Society (VES) is now accepting submissions for the annual Student Award, exclusively sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., which honors outstanding achievement in visual effects in a project created by a student or group of students. Autodesk will present the award to the winner at the 10th Annual VES Awards Ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, on Feb. 7, 2012.
The winning student will be provided with free airfare to Los Angeles to attend the awards ceremony and meet the creative minds behind exceptional visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials and video games. While visiting Los Angeles, the student will also be given the opportunity to tour a local visual effects facility. A commercial license of Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012 or Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012 will be provided to the winner as well.
When: The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30, 2011 – 5:00pm PST, and nominations will be announced by the Visual Effects Society on Jan. 9, 2012. From Jan. 20-31, 2012, VES members will vote on the nominated submissions, and the winner(s) will be announced formally on Feb. 7, 2012, at the VES Awards Ceremony.
Where: To enter a submission or learn more about the submission process, visit: and select: 10th Annual VES Awards Student Awards Rules and Procedures - PDF.
About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries – including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects – use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

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