ANIMATED PILOTS (11+ mins)


Best Computer Animated Pilot

Best Digital 2D Animated Pilot

Best Hand Drawn Animated Pilot

Best Stop Motion Animated Pilot

Best Mixed Media Animated Pilot


Best Overall Animated Pilot

BEST OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

* The Top 5 Nominees from each of the categories above automatically become eligible for the Best of the Year categories below:


Best Up & Coming Artist of the Year

Best Independent Animation Studio of the Year

Best Major Animation Studio of the Year


Animation Legacy Award


Animator of the Year


‚ÄčAnimation of the Year



FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES - THIS IS NOT YET AN ACTUAL EVENT

ANIMATED ART


List of Medium-Specific Animation Art Categories:
These categories are all of the special awards specific to different types of animation.

Best Concept Art

Best Character Modeler

Best Texture Artist

Best Rigging


Best Rigging Demo (30 second minimum)


Best 3D Character Model


Best 3D Environment


Best Stop Motion Puppet


Best Stop Motion Set


Best 2D Character Design


Best 2D Environment Artwork


Best Marquette

List of Categories

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS (3-10 minutes)

Best Computer Animated Short Film

Best Digital 2D Animated Short Film

Best Hand Drawn Animated Short Film

Best Stop Motion Animated Short Film

Best Mixed Media Animated Short Film


Best Overall Animated Short Film

ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS (90 minute minimum)


Best Computer Animated Feature Film

Best Digital 2D Animated Feature Film

Best Hand Drawn Animated Feature Film (??)

Best Stop Motion Animated Feature Film

Best Mixed Media Feature Film 


Best Animated Comedy Feature


Best Animated Dramatic Feature


Best Animated Adventure Feature


Best Animated Historic Feature


Best Overall Animated Feature Film 

SPECIAL CATEGORIES  (All Mediums Welcome)


Best Student Animation
(Submission must be the creation of a student who is currently enrolled in high school or college)
 


Best International Animation
(submissions must be from outside of the USA)


Best Animated Commercial
(:15 - :60 second advertisements)


Best Animated Music Video 
(5 minute maximum)

Best Animated Lyric Video
(5 minute maximum)


Best Video Game Cinematic Animation for Console

(1 game per submission, submissions should be trailers or reels featuring in-game animation, developer must own all footage in their submission)


Best In-Game Animation for Console


Best Video Game Cinematic Animation for PC


Best In-Game Animation for PC


Best Video Game Cinematic Animation for a Mobile Device


Best In-Game Animation for a Mobile Device


Best Education Animation

Best Character Animation
(single shot only, no shorts or reels)


Best Creature Animation

(single shot only, no shorts or reels)


Best Effects Animation
(single shot or short story only, no reels)

Best Digital Animation Still

Best Traditional/Practical Animation

Best Animatic (animated storyboard)

Best Animation in Development
‚Äč(best upcoming projects, video should convey the project's concept and contain animated samples and/or works in progress, no reels)

Best Animation Documentary
(10 minute minimum, filmmaker must have ownership or expressed permission for all of the footage in their submission)