Train2Game News Train2Game students in the running for CG Student Awards

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The FIRST two Train2game students going for the awards and we expect more to follow

Ian Green and Tomasz Figas have entered their work into the CG Student Awards. We wish them all the luck in the world and hope the student community will join us in voting for them to win.

We featured the CG Student awards on the Train2Game blog recently, in an interview with one of the creators of the awards, Alwyn Hunt. The organisation specifically requested Train2Game students join in the competition, and we hope that more of the community will be entering their work to be judged by the wider industry.

The CG Student Awards are an annual independent event created by Games Developers, which showcase and reward excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates.

The Awards strive to create a platform for all aspiring digital artists to launch their careers, network with professionals, and connect with other passionate digital artists from around the world. The Awards are a chance to reward those studying Art while putting them in the spotlight of employers. 

This year there are over £240,000 in prizes available and twenty five paid internships, at companies including: Weta Digital, Epic Games, Moving Picture Company, and Double Negative. All entries to the competition receive an incredible software package worth £65. Entries also receive an industry approved rank for their submission and feedback from judges on their entry.

Best of luck everyone, please let us know if you are entering and we will highlight your work to the Train2Game community.

View and vote for the Train2Game students at the links below

http://www.cgstudentawards.com/student-of-the-year-games/ian-green

http://www.cgstudentawards.com/game-of-the-year/tomasz-figas

Train2Game News CG Student Awards

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£240,000 worth of prizes and twenty five paid internships available to Train2Game Digital Artists in the CG Student Awards

Train2Game students asked to enter CG Student Awards by co- founder of the industry wide Computer Graphics competition. Interview with co-founder exclusively for Train2Game also tells students more about the competition.

The CG Student Awards are an annual independent event created by Games Developers, which showcase and reward excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates.

The Awards strive to create a platform for all aspiring digital artists to launch their careers, network with professionals, and connect with other passionate digital artists from around the world. The Awards are a chance to reward those studying Art while putting them in the spotlight of employers. 

This year there are over £240,000 in prizes available and twenty five paid internships, at companies including: Weta Digital, Epic Games, Moving Picture Company, and Double Negative. All entries to the competition receive an incredible software package worth £65. Entries also receive an industry approved rank for their submission and feedback from judges on their entry.

Train2Game spoke with CG Awards co-founder Alwyn Hunt to get his advice on what Train2Game students can gain from entering the competition.

Alwyn Hunt, co-founder, Sales and New Business:  “The CG Student Awards are a great stage for students to be able to compare themselves with their peers. We have some world class gaming studios involved with the Awards that are looking for students to work for them.”

“We created the awards, because we recognised the fact that there was no stage for student to be able to showcase their work. People are genuinely shocked when they see just how good student work can actually be – even we’re amazed each year with the quality coming through. It’s great to see, and that’s what the awards are all about – just showcasing the different talents from around the world and bringing it onto that global stage via the website, www.cgstudentawards.com.”

“The most important thing that students stand to gain is exposure on a global scale.  On top of that every person that enters gets a 1-month subscription to Digital Tutors, a 6-month Creative Cloud license from Adobe, and a 3-month website hosting package from SiteGround! Goodies worth £65.”

“Having something to work towards helps stop procrastination, and you learn so much in the process of getting your entry ready for competitions.  We put a lot of effort into organizing studios to offer internship to the winners.  We have a lot of big studios looking at the students work during the running of the Awards and we have found in the past that even students that don’t win, often get contacted by studios.”

The competition is now open for 2015, enter at www.cgstudentawards.com

Train2Game News CG Student Awards

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With less than a month to go before the CG Student Awards launches Autodesk wanted to let Train2Game students know about this year Awards and the fantastic opportunities open to them.

This year they have managed to negotiate with some of the world’s most respected VFX, Animation, and Gaming studios to offer up an insane amount of internships as prizes ($350k) for the 2015 CG Student Awards. Autodesk are proud to announce a total of 25 career launching internships available to win at locations all across the globe. Nowhere else you can win this type of experience, in any industry for that matter, and with the same calibre of studios.

A spokesman from Autodesk said “We are pumped, and honoured to know we will help 25 talented digital artists get to work alongside the best teams in the world, and on some of the biggest projects currently in production.”

The categories for 2015 are:
– Student of the Year (VFX/ANIM)
– Student of the Year (GAMES)
– Film of the Year
– Game of the Year
– People’s Choice
– Bootcamp Internship
– School of the Year.

Who is eligible to enter into the Awards:
Current and past students are eligible to enter into the Awards. Past students are only eligible if they have worked professionally. It’s more for the ones that have recently graduated and are looking to break into the industry.

Ambassador program:
Autodesk are also going to be running an Ambassador program for students to help spread the word about the Awards and get their friends involved, there are a whole bunch of prizes to give away to the winners. More information will be available on the website about the program and what they can do to earn those prizes.

The event runs from 4rd March 2015 until 19th June 2015 with entries closed 13th May 2015. The finalists willl bd announced 27th May 2015 and the winners announced 17th June 2015.

The site is currently unavailable but you can enter your email address to be notified  when the site goes live. You will then be able to apply and find out more.