The annual "2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival" offers the following 'Golden Pencil' prize categories...
Defined as an animated film that has been created 'traditionally'... i.e. the animation is initially drawn using pencil and paper or digital tablet and then finally completed in either a cel or digital environment.
Defined as a film that has been created using any frame-by-frame animation technique... i.e. 2D, 3D, Claymation, Cut-out, Puppet, etc.
Defined as any animated project created by a full-time student, or team of full-time students, at the time of production.
TV SHOW & ADVERTISING ANIMATION
Defined as any animated production that is used to either entertain or promote a project or organization on television.
FEATURE FILM ANIMATION
Defined as any full-length theatrical or direct-to-DVD entertainment production that contains a maximum of 60% animation content.
Defined as any animated production that is created exclusively for a blogsite or world wide web entertainment purposes. This can take the form of a film, a game or even an animated advertising banner item.
GAME 'CINEMATIC' ANIMATION
Defined as any animation specifically created as a cinematic or short film sequence that is integrated within a published game.
ROY E. DISNEY AWARD (Not in competition.)
This special award recognizes a significant contribution that has been made to the advancement of animation around the world. The recipient can either be an individual or an organization. The allocation of this award will not be announced until the presentation ceremony.
DIGIPEN STUDENT AWARDS (Not in competition.)
A special 'Golden Pencil' award will be given to the best junior and senior animation projects created at DigiPen Insitute of Technology over the previous year .
Merit certificates will be awarded to any entries entered for any of the above categories that the judges feel are worthy of recognition.