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8 days left for the ibis contest and 8000€ to grab!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 07, 2009 13:40 Call for entries 0

8 days is all you have left to create and submit your videos for the ibis contest ! Brief: Ibis hotels have decided to launch a call for entries to illustrate the theme "All in pyjamas!" Shoot a funny, punchy, original video! In pyjamas… alone or in a group, get dressed in your most beautiful night gown and make us laugh! It could be you, your friends, your family… go ahead, put anyone in pyjamas in all situations possible! We’re counting on your creativity and inventiveness ! Show for example your inexplicable attraction to an ibis hotel ( while sleepwalking, or at least in PJs ;-) Be hilarious and original ! 5 000 euros : 1st prize, decided by the jury, among all the videos posted during the contest on Eyeka and on the microsite - until July 15th There are also 20 more prizes to grab by votes!

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My "Impossible is Possible" Winning Experience

By Amelia Apsari on July 02, 2009 08:24 Featured Authors 0

 The following entry was written by Coke Zero Video/Animation Contest winner, Sherwyn Lui. -- I found out about Eyeka and the Coke Zero competition from my lecturer. She is a great teacher, diligently trying to involve her students with the industry, preparing them for what is to come. So came along I, so came along Coke Zero, and we met. I was in my second year, doing my final assignment, and hell was afoot. It had broken loose and was rampaging through my schedule... time was of the essence. It is of great importance that my kind lecturer allowed me to produce the animation as my module submission, so as to save valuable time for other assignments. If not for this, I may not have undertaken this great task at all.

Sherwyn Lui with Alex Olmedo, CEO and Co-founder of Eyeka Asia Pacific

 So came the day I registered with Eyeka (yes this is my first Eyeka submission!). I sat down in front of the computer and downloaded the resources provided. I exorbitantly (haha) increased the volume of my speakers and leaned back in my chair to listen to the upbeat track provided. There I sat, with the track on loop, for close to an hour as the inspiration poured into my brain and awakened the dormant cells of creativity. I started by doing a storyboard, designing the characters, and deciding on the art direction. (I believe it is called concept art) I dwelled on the tagline - "Impossible is Possible", and let the expression flow into my pencil. Although to the layman it pretty much looks like random spirals and circles, in my head my plan was set. I decided that no one story would illustrate the tagline enough, and decided to do four. So came the big problem with four stories and a 30 second limit. Hooray for upbeat music! It solved that problem. So I got a bunch of stories going really fast. So what stories should I go for? I spent the better part of the time usually spent rolling about in bed wishing I could fall asleep with a snap of the fingers thinking about life. What do people want? I thought. Work Hard. Came the first thought. Play Hard. Came next. Overcome your Fear. And of course LOVE. and PEACE. And MONEY. And DESTROYING YOUR ENEMIES. And BECOME IMMORTAL. And then I fell asleep with that many ideas in my head. So I came to be lying on the floor telling myself to stop procrastinating (this, after about a month of lazing around and 'brainstorming'), kicking myself into action. The following includes much designer jargon: PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, AFTER EFFECTS. That is pretty much all I used to produce this work. After 2 weeks of a few hours a day or less of timelining and position and curve editors and camera positions and more timelining, it was done! I was proud. And it was submitted. I really never expected to win. Because if I did I would have been telling all my friends about it. But after quite a few previous competitions of telling all my friends about it and not getting anywhere, I got totally embarrassed. So this was quite a shocker. And quite an ego builder. I can be very subceptible to ego inflations.

During the award ceremony at SPH news center, with the judges and representatives from SPH, Coca Cola, MEC and Eyeka.

So here we are at the end. I won. I'm absolutely thrilled. Time to drink more Coke Zero (did you know it has NO CALORIES? zomg.) And thanks to everyone for their support. What am I going to do with $10,000? Same thing everyone does with $10,000. Spend it! - Sherwyn Lui

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Sennheiser Headphones Design Competition

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 01, 2009 14:47 Call for entries 0

Headphones are a means to listen to music… but it could be so much more! Here is your chance to customize your very own Sennheiser headphone to not only become an extension of who you are but allow you to enjoy the music inextricably intertwined into your life and share your passion with others! Sennheiser is looking for talented artists to design eye catching surface prints for their new product HD 418. A file design template (.AI) will be made available to you which you MUST use for your designs. 45 winners will each take home a customized, limited edition HD 418 headphones with their own winning design! The winner’s design will be broadcasted on the web and announced both internally and externally to our partners. Due credit will be given to the winning designers. Click here to join now!

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New contest - Philips: Let Your Ears Decide!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 01, 2009 10:19 Call for entries 0

Let Your Ears Decide and stand a chance to win US$5,000 by expressing through a 30 to 90 second video or animation the experience of listening to music with superb sound quality. Contest is open worldwide and will run until 20th August 2009.
To find out more, click here!

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Need Your Help Winners

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on June 30, 2009 09:01 Call for entries 0

At the end of the contest, we had 236 pics and 189 videos. An outstanding result! Apparently, the tobacco theme seemed to inspire you greatly: the works are astonishing. Among the participants, there's french, anglosaxons, spanish, german, indians,... 51 nationalities have participated! Thanks to all those who live in Europe! ... and of course to all the others who we're inspired by this contest! ;-) Now... the winners: the European Commission was particularly interested by rpgamer's "Struggling to quit" video. This german creator and his amazing animation wins the first video prize and 4000€ ! A french creator from Saint Etienne wins the first photo prize and 1000€ with his tips to stop smoking "Ventitabac english version" from samzed!! And finally the 4 other prizes and 500€ each... All our congrats to Lotus, an australian creator and his animation "Herbet_Tinkerton_vs_smokeyville", to the belgian jcris for his video"ASTUCIEUX!!! le moyen pour arrêter de fumer", and to the two frenchies macup and Dripop for their poster"nuage anti-tabac_help" and "Help SAmourai".

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