Friday, July 13, 2012

Open This End Sponsorship Increases Prize Pools for UWA 3D Art & Machinima Grand Finales

Continuing in a partnership that has spanned a number of years, OPEN THIS END, led by Cristina García-Lasuén (RL) / Aino Baar (SL) has stepped in once more as a major sponsor for the Grand Finale of the UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge and for MachinimUWA V: Seek Wisdom.

With this, the overall prize pools rise to L$580,000 for Art and L$835,000 for MachinimUWA V.

CEO of Pookymedia, Pooky Amsterdam, will represent OPEN THIS END on the main judging panel for MachinimUWA V, while Catalina McCaw will play that role for the for the Art. Further as per previous MachinimUWA rounds, OPEN THIS END will form an internal panel to nominate a series of Award of Excellence winners to be announced at the Grand Finale from 6am SLT on the 5th of August.

Anyway, running through the end of July are Audience Participation Events for the UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge, with 90 artworks from around the globe and MachinimUWA V: Seek Wisdom, with a sublime collection of 51 short animated film.

Both of these events are set up such that the viewers or the audience experiencing the artworks or the film, can submit a top10 list in the order they think will be the ultimate juried order. The 3 viewers or audience members who come closest in both art & machinima events can win for themselves up to L$10,000. To take part, click the link for the 3D Art or for the Machinima and everything is explained!

Time & Date: 6am SLT Sunday, 5th August
Location: UWA - BOSL Grand Amphitheatre (
Entrance 1, Entrance 2)