Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Animation, from the Underground Society of Animators (USA)! Three judges awards went to:
• Team 103 / Cybersonics for "Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig
• Team 811 / Cardinals for "Hansel and Gretel
• Team 1038 / Lakota Thunderbirds for "The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bot Wolf
• The Creativity Award went to Team 20 / Rocketeers for "The Flight Of Icarus
• The Technical Excellence Award went to Team 4213 / Metal Cow Robotics for "Jack and The Silver Beanstalk
Team 20 was in attendance at the "FIRST Has Talent" show, and has received their award. Team 4213 will have their award shipped to them. Smaller versions will also be sent to the judges award winners.
And a HUGE thank you to all the teams that submitted entries, the teams that voted, and the panel of professional judges that gave their time and attention to support the effort.
If you liked being able to participate in the animation competition, submitting for the competition, seeing and voting on the entries, knowing that your entries were seen by professional animators and film makers, or any other aspect of the USA AEA events, PLEASE let FIRST know about it! Hopefully, this year has been a great indicator of the level of interest, and an example of a cost-effective way to implement the competition process, and FIRST will reinstate the award as an official activity.