Basically, all you have to do is enter your best character designs based on the contest requirements, and if your work is judged to be the best of all the work entered, you win free tuition to our program for the 2013 session.
This years contest is open to Canadian citizens only....so all you Canadians out there - listen up!
Next years contest will be going international, which means the competition is going to get a lot stiffer due to a rise in the number of contestants.....so, take advantage of this year's situation while the numerical odds are working in your favour.
Pro Tips on how to Draw the Winning Character for the APW Free Tuition Contest
O.k....so we couldn't resist doing this, I'll admit it......
Given that every opportunity is a chance to learn something, and also that we're a school that teaches people how to draw, we figured we'd seize the opportunity afforded us to actually teach you something about drawing character designs by using the Free Tuition Contest as the vehicle for delivering the lessons....plus, it gives you a better chance at winning the contest!
We've asked former students and friends of the Animation Portfolio Workshop ( who are now working as professionals in the animation/illustration industry ) to give us their all time 'desert island ' character design tip, ( you know the one you'd give to the prospective 'last character designer left on earth ' type of deal after the Mayan apocalypse is all done, etc ) .....that simple pearl of knowledge that will actually help you to draw better characters if you put it into practice relentlessly.
Here's our Pro Tip#5 in the series of tips to help you win the 2013 APW Win A Free Tuition Contest.
We have Myke Bakich, APW grad student, Sheridan Animation grad, former APW Instructor, professional animator, designer and all around great guy, to thank for providing us with this weeks tip - CONTRAST -
Just a quick reminder to all the Canadians reading this thread....there are still a few days left to enter the free tuition contest that offers as first prize, a free tuition to the upcoming spring session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop.
Please read the posts above to get more detailed info.
Jim Zubkavitch, Director of the Seneca College Animation program was the judge at this event, and he picked the work of Maisie Li from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto as the first prize winner.
Maisie has won free tuition for the 2013 / 2014 session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop (valued at over $5000.00 Cdn).
I've posted an example of Maisie's work here, and will post more work from the winners in future posts.
Congrats to Maisie, and thanks to Jim for helping out!