A new contest for students seeks “imagination to tell a unique story” about Siggraph 2015
The Siggraph Education Committee is looking for the next great team of computer graphics artists to create a film-style trailer (preview) for Siggraph 2015. The Siggraph Trailer Contest draws inspiration from a similar contest run by the FMX conference.
The committee says tudents are invited to create a 10 to 60 second trailer that captures “the excitement and wonder of the Siggraph conference.” The winning trailer may be screened at the conference (which is attended by tens of thousands of computer graphics professionals, including the heads of many major CG studios), and posted online for general public viewing. Students are encouraged to be creative in their submissions. Siggraph 2015 logos may be incorporated into entries (provided they follow ACM Siggraph’s logo use policy), but students are free to use their imaginations to tell a unique story about Siggraph.
Mediums used for entries can be computer-generated 2D, 3D, live action composites, stop motion or experimental techniques. A panel of judges assembled by the committee will vote on and decide the winner. The grand prize winner will receive a full conference registration to attend Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, August 9-13, 2015, where he or she will be recognized for their winning entry (travel and lodging are not included).
The majority of the work in any entry must be created by current students. Applicants must be full-time students in high school, undergraduate, or graduate school or enrolled full time for at least one semester during the 2014-2015 academic year (summer 2014 – spring 2015). For full contest rules and submission instructions, visit the Siggraph Trailer Contest page of the ACM Siggraph Education Committee website.
Need inspiration? Check out FMX 2014’s trailer, Rugbybugs, (below) created by a team of students from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany.