G-Technology Driven Creativity Awards are now open
Intially launched in 2010, the competition now in its third year are inviting amateurs and professionals who work in, or have a passion for film, photography, music or animation the opportunity to have their unique work and talent celebrated and recognised not just for its aesthetic qualities, but for the dedication, innovation and drive that has gone into creating it.
Contest categories include both amateur and professional short film, photography, music, animation, and a short video category with content captured using a GoPro wearable or gear-mountable camera. Entrants must also explain what drove them to create the piece submitted and how they would use the prize fund to develop their next creative project.
Only original work created is eligible and entry is open to residents in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and Russia for free. Entries must be submitted by midnight on 24 September 2012, with the category winners and runners-up announced on 12 October 2012 and the overall winner announced at the gallery exhibition in London in November 2012 and on the website the following day.
Winners and runners-up will receive premium, cutting-edge G-Technology external drives and the overall winner out of all categories will walk away with a grand prize of 5,000 Euros to help to fund their next project.
2011 saw more than 1,000 entries across the three categories of film, music and photography and the overall Driven Creativity award went to Steffen Wilhein for his short film entry We Miss You, developed as a graduate film at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and was shot with a very little budget in two days in Frankfurt am Main. After receiving his prize funding Steffen Wilhein said: “The prize money was so great for us because on the one-hand there were still some costs to be paid from our We Miss You project. On the other hand, it allowed us to be able to concentrate on new projects. Hanna, our director, for example shot a self-developed pilot for a drama-series, and I was able to concentrate on an internship at a major TV network without worrying too much money. It is always a difficult relationship between young artists and funding, so it really helped us to develop ourselves and to take the next step.”
2012 entries will be judged for its uniqueness, quality, creativity and the resourcefulness that went into achieving the end result. The competition will recognise both established and up-and-coming talent, with all entrants having a chance of winning, regardless of size and budget within each category.
The general public will judge the competition submissions online throughout the entry period, with finalists from each category then being judged by the G-Technology jury panel. The jury panel will consist of experts in their field and will include some G-Technology G-Team ambassadors, who will be contributing hints and tips to the entrants and wider creative community about what they will and won’t be looking for in each submission, reflecting on what creative techniques and projects inspire them.
Full competition rules, terms and conditions can be found at the www.g-technology.eu/competition/en/rules_en.
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