A: No, there is no fee. It is completely free.
A: Our current schedule is to announce nominees the first week of June 2013. If your work is nominated we will be making the work public around then.
A: While there is no obligation to be there in person to win or be nominated, we certainly encourage attendance.
A: No, anyone can submit to the competition, including student work and work created for your portfolio or as a learning exercise. Please see the explanations of the various categories below.
A: Yes you can. There are no restrictions on which software you can use to create your submission(s).
A: You can submit up to five (5) submissions per category.
A: No, collages and demo reels can not be judged effectively. As such, you must submit one image or video per submission.
A: While most people do not have problems, slow or unreliable internet connection can sometimes cause the upload process to fail. If this happens to you try to send your upload again from a different connection or browser. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: The competition will follow the following schedule: (Dates Subject to Change)
Call for Entries: April 2 to May 24, 2013 (12:00 Mountain Daylight Time / GMT-6)
Judging: May 25 to 31, 2013
Nominees Announced: June 4, 2013
Winners Announced: July 8, 2013
A: Image & Animation/Film Categories
Commissioned Work: This sub-category is meant ONLY for work that has been commissioned by someone who has paid for or otherwise obtained your services to create the piece you are submitting. This type of work is likely to have been created by a professional for some sort of commercial project. This might be in the capacity of a visualization studio, or an in-house visualization artist working on an in-house project. Architectural competitions are considered commissioned work even if payment was not received for the work. If you make significant changes to a commissioned piece that is considered to be complete and those changes are not part of the original project, it must be submitted to the non-commissioned category. (i.e. If you make changes to the piece for a portfolio, you enhance or change the image past what the client originally asked to make it look better etc.)
Non-Commissioned Work: This sub-category is meant ONLY for work that you did for fun, experimental work, practice, pieces you created for a portfolio etc. and you were not paid for the work. If you make significant changes to a commissioned piece that is considered to be complete, and those changes are not part of the original project, it must be submitted to this category. (i.e. If you make changes to the piece for a portfolio, you enhance or change the image past what the client originally asked to make it look better etc.) Anything that does not fit the criteria for Commissioned work should be considered Non-Commissioned.
This category is meant for any project that uses interactive technologies to communicate architecture, architectural design or architectural marketing. This category is meant for interactive kiosks, augmented reality, mobile applications, interactive web applications, real-time apps or any new technology (hardware or software) that is used to communicate design and architecture.
This category is meant for image of film/animation work created by a student during as part of their studies or educational program. Even if the work was not specifically required as part of your program, if it was created for a school project, please submit it to this category. If you are a student, but created the work outside of your program and was not specifically for a school project, please submit to the appropriate Non-Commissioned category above.
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