Further art entires have been received in the UWA’s Transcending Borders combined Art and Machinima Challenge, on which I’m privileged to sit as a member of the judging panel. The challenge is open to entries through until midnight, SLT on October 31st, 2014, and offers a combined prize pool of some L$1,030,000 for entrants, plus L$240,000 in audience participation prizes.
Entrants are invited to interpret the challenge theme, Transcending Borders, in any way they please. It might refer to transcending borders between space and time, or the past and present or the present and future, the divisions between dimensions, the borders separating nations or cultures or languages, or any one of the many borders we encounter as we navigate our physical and virtual lives.
Submissions may be either a piece of art (one item per entrant) or a short film preferably no longer than 4 minutes and 30 seconds (as many films as entrants wish to submit, as long as they have been filmed specifically for the challenge). All submissions should allow casual viewers to interpret how the theme is represented, or provide a means by which the piece can be understood in the context of the challenge theme.
The most recent entries in the art section of the challenge are shown here, and comprise pieces by Sheba Blitz, Dusty Canning, Ginger Lorakeet and Spiral Silverstar.
The challenge is sponsored by Tom Papas & SciFi Film Festival; LaPiscean Liberty & SL Artists; AviewTV, Taralyn Gravois and Arts Castle Gallery; TheDoveRhode and Peace is a Choice and S&S Gallery of Fine SL Art; Jon Stubbs & UWA Student Services; and the UWA Virtual Worlds Project.
Full details on the challenge, including all rules and details on how to submit entries can be found on the UWA blog.