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eMagine 2019 Media Festival

Saturday April 6, 2019 – 6:00pm

The eMagine Competition is designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their skills in subcategories of the fields of Web Design, Graphic Design, Animation, Video Entertainment, and Convergence Journalism.

Video:

  • Short Film – all genres, max 13 min
  • News Package – max 3 min
  • Documentary – max 10 min
  • Music Video – all music must be cited
  • PSA – Public Service Announcement – informational, max 2 min
  • Commercial – max 2 min

Entries will be evaluated in these areas: lighting, audio, editing, writing/story, cinematography, and following directions.

Any entry exceeding the time limit is subject to a penalty per the judge’s discretion.

 

Animation:

  • 2D Animation – 
    • Computer-aided sequential frames. May include 2D or 3D motion graphics, and kinetic typography
      • Typical programs used: Flash, After Effects, Photoshop, Toon Boom, etc.
    • Will be judged mainly upon Style, Timing, Originality.
  • Animated Story – 
    • 2D or 3D original storyline using the principles of animation.
    • Will be judged mainly upon Story, Characters, Originality, Style, and Timing.
  • Character Animation 
    • 2D or 3D animation showing character movement & interaction with the environment that they are within.
    • Will be judged mainly upon Character Development, Character Concept, Originality, Movement, Style, and Timing.
  • 3D Environment –
    • A 3D tour of a computer-generated space/environment, indoor or outdoor.
      • Tour should tell a story of the space. Think establishing shots to detailed close-ups.
    • Will be judged based on Lighting, Modeling, Originality, Texturing, and Camera Movement. 
  • 3D Organic Modeling (360 deg. rotation of model)
    • Living objects or characters in T-Pose.
    • Will be judged based on Features/Characteristics, Lighting, Texturing, Model Quality, Originality.
  • 3D Mechanical Modeling (360 deg. rotation of model)
    • Working mechanics or a concept/technical assembly can be shown.
    • Will be judged based on Features/Characteristics, Lighting, Texturing, Model Quality, Originality.

 ***Categories may be deleted or combined with other categories, dependent on the number of entries.  Sponsors will be contacted in such situations***

 

Web Design:

  • Blog – Are you finding a niche as a blogger? Whether you write posts to share knowledge about some topic, to establish your online presence as a professional, or to share your personal experiences or insights, this category is for you. Any blogging platform is allowable. Themes/templates do not need to be original, but should be customized for your blog. The emphasis is on the quality and appearance of your posts, and the effectiveness of your blog.
  • Portfolio – Make a website to show off your work (or someone else’s). Portfolio websites require specific content and design elements. This site is not judged on the quality of the work the portfolio is displaying, but on the design, usability, and effectiveness of the portfolio website itself. Original website designs will be rewarded more than those based on templates/themes.
  • Company/Organization – Make a website for private company, service, store, or a non-profit organization. Judged on design, usability, and content. Original website designs will be rewarded more than those based on templates/themes.
  • Topic – Create an informative website about a topic of your choosing! Judged on design, usability, and content. Original website designs will be rewarded more than those based on templates/themes.

Web Entries will be evaluated on content, design, usability, and specific criteria related to the category. See: eMagine Web Criteria 2017.  Web entries must be a live, published site. The URL for the site is submitted on the entry form. Categories may end up combined with other categories, in the event of a low number of entries.

 

Graphic Design:

  • Typography – A type-focused piece that is laid out in such a way to achieve the desired visual effect and convey the overall meaning or story.
  • Branding – Identity development of a company, person, or product. A defined logo and other complementary graphic elements/materials/collateral reflect the look and feel of that brand.
  • Vector Graphic – A graphic that can be manipulated to any degree without any loss of quality. Note: A logo is not sufficient for this category – please look at branding.
  • Infographic – A visual layout with multiple charts, symbols or diagrams that are used to represent information or data over a particular topic.
  • Print Media – Any commercial application that uses a design theory or concept such as packaging, layout (grids), etc.
  • Manipulated Digital Illustration – An original drawing developed by the student and creatively manipulated using a photo editing software. Note: We are no longer accepting photography. This is an original illustration only.
Your project should be saved and submitted as a .pdf and displayed on one artboard or page (no multi-page pdfs). Your artboard may be as large as you need to fit materials – however, keep in mind file size. Your file size should not exceed 1gb. The judges can scroll to see the full artboard. However, materials should be laid out in such a way that things are visible and readable for the judge. The file should also include a short project description so that judges understand the problem you were given and how you came to a creative solution as a graphic designer (3-5 sentences). 
 
Please label your file as followed: Category_FirstNameLastName_School.pdf
For example: Vector_JohnSmith_ONW.pdf