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Discovering talent and launching careers

The Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards is the largest event for Visual Effects, Feature Animation, and Next-Gen Gaming students. Showcase your skills to top studios from around the world, win one of 25 internships, and grab a chunk of the $360,000 in prizes.

Why should I enter?

You want an awesome job doing what you love, right? That's why you've been working so hard perfecting your skills at school and dreaming of working for one of the top studios around the world. Well, it's time to show everyone what you can do and get launched into the spotlight.

This is why we created the Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards. To create a platform for the next generation of talented artists like yourself. When you submit your demo reel and portfolio to our judging panel you get your first official feedback, an industry approved rank that compares you against other students from around the world.

For 2015, we have 25 Studio Internships available at companies such as Weta Digital, Epic Games, Moving Picture Company, and Double Negative. The prize pool is out of control with a massive $360,000 shared amongst all winners and entrants. If that isn't enough, everyone who enters gets $96 worth of prizes. Seriously, what more do you want. Stop reading this. Get your entry uploaded today.

Entries for the 2015 CG Student Awards closed May 13th.


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  • Szabolcs Menyhei

    "I was shocked to find myself among the winners, and it was a truly life changing experience (and honestly, it’s not an overstatement). It was a surreal moment when I got a phone call from Double Negative!"
  • Min Oh

    "Thanks for organising this amazing opportunity. Words can’t describe what it means for me to have won this internship, and without the CG Student Awards this would never have happened!"
  • Esther Lopaz

    "The CG Student Awards has given me the unique opportunity to work and learn from some of the best VFX professionals in the world. It really has given me an amazing kickstart into this industry."