I got this in an email today. All I can say is… Woo-hoo!
> Greetings Teams:
> Please read the following information from Autodesk regarding the Award
> for Visualization:
> "Autodesk would like to thank all the teams who submitted an animation for
> the Autodesk Award for Visualization. We were excited to see so many
> wonderful animations this year. Below you will find a list of teams, in
> no particular order, whose animation will advance to the next round of
> judging, the professional round. As we saw many teams win at multiple
> regional events within their conference, we have decided to advance
> animations that placed first, second, third, fourth and fifth, at each
> regional, to the next round of judging. As there are five more regional
> events occurring this week, we fully expect to add additional team numbers
> to the list below. "
> “Just a reminder that our judges will select one (1) Grand Prize winner
> and one (1) Rising Star (Rookie) winner. These winners will be announced
> at the Championship Event in Houston, at the final awards ceremony. Each
> winning animation team will win personal education copies of 3ds max 5 for
> up to ten (10) team members, Autodesk logo merchandise, a trophy and one
> (1) Compaq Presario 2525us notebook pc, to be given to the school or
> student nominated by the entire team. Additionally, the two winning
> animations will be shown on autodesk.com for one year.”
> Congratulations to these teams:
> Congratulations to all the teams!