And the winners are...
The winner of $5,000 and a G-RAID with Thunderbolt is The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete
We are delighted to announce this year's winner really epitomized what DRIVEN CREATIVY is all about. Uri Lotan, Elizabeth McMahill and Adam Campbell, computer animation students at Ringling College of Art and Design, have won themselves $5,000 and an 8TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt with their entry "The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete".
Entered in the amateur animation category, the piece is a witty cowboy pie Western that focuses on Poisonberry Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast who comes to town looking for trouble. Using clever pie puns, jokes and characters, this animation – from voicing, story, animation, lighting and rendering – is expertly executed.
"Winning this award truly solidifies the many reasons we have fought to keep our passion alive for so many years,” said Lotan. “We are incredibly grateful G-Technology offered artists like us a creative forum and the opportunity to showcase our work among the masses throughout the contest and gallery event in New York. We hope this win inspires other students and artists to keep their drive to succeed in the industry and to continue to do what they love."
We would like to thank all those who made this year's competition so exciting and for giving us the sheer pleasure of seeing and hearing such innovative work. Keep driving your creativity!