Our judges had no easy task finding the best student creators from over 1,600 submissions. But in a red carpet gala at the Globe Theater on Sunday, June 22nd Dave Coulier (Muppet Babies, Full House) announced the winners in each category. Remember, keep creating and feel free to download your free trial of Adobe Creative Cloud today!

The Winners

Yawen Zheng (University of Southern California) - Character Design

Dominik Urban (University of South Wales) - Special Effects

Simon Scharf (College of Music, Nürnberg) - Music Composition

Vivienne Medrano (School of Visual Arts) - Character Illustration
And the highest scoring submission earning an additional $5,000

What’s at stake

One lucky student in each of the four categories will win a weeklong practical shadowing experience at FOX Animation Domination High-Def Studios in Hollywood to learn from their top animators. One student will even win a $5,000 USD grand prize to bring his or her own creations to life. The three runners up will each receive $1,000 USD and a 1-year subscription to Creative Cloud. A dozen others, including your entry could also get featured by FOX Animation Domination High-Def, Adobe the ShortsHD TV channel, and/or in-flight on Virgin America. See Complete Rules for more details.


    But first, our judges — including David Silverman, director of The Simpsons Movie and Monsters, Inc. — will have to deem your portfolio piece worthy. Additional judges include FOX Animation Domination High-Def execs Nick Weidenfeld, Hend Baghdady, Ben Jones, and Adobe's Dan Cowles.

Judging and Prizing by

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