Is there a fee to submit to the competition?
No, there is no fee. It is completely free.
I do not have permissions to show my work until ______. When will my work be shown publicly?
Our current schedule is to announce nominees on November 13, 2023. If your work is nominated we will be making the work public around this timeframe.
Do I need to attend the awards ceremony if I win or am nominated?
This year, the ceremony will be 100% online. Nominees and winners are invited to participate live via Zoom call.
Does my entry have to be professionally commissioned work to be submitted?
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.
I created my entry with (insert Software name here) can I still submit?
Yes you can. There are no restrictions on which software you can use to create your submission(s).
I'm having problems uploading, what other options do I have to submit my work?
While most people do not have problems, slow or unreliable internet connections 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.
What is the schedule for the competition?
The competition will follow the following schedule: (Dates Subject to Change)
- Call for Submissions: August 28 – September 30 (12:00 Mountain Daylight Time / UTC-7)
- Judging Round: October 1 – October 21
- Official Nominees Announced: November 13
- Online Awards Ceremony: December 6
- Winners Announced Online: December 7
What are the differences between the various categories?
Please see the detailed descriptions in our competition rules.
My project has been published on another site or in another competition, can I still enter?
Yes, we do not have any requirements for exclusivity. The only requirement is that the project was created or made public in 2022/2023.
When will I receive prizes that were outlined in the prizes section?
Sponsors will attempt to contact each selected winner, nominee, entrant by email in December 2023/January 2024.
I am a student and I created my submissions as part of my class project, can I submit?
Works created by students for the student category must have been completed entirely by the student. No assistance from school staff or other professionals is allowed other than providing basic general guidance. Pre-made scenes provided by the school, scenes that are used as part of a teaching plan or curriculum, and scenes that are not an original creation of the student are not allowed. Scenes found to be in violation of these criteria will be disqualified.