Teesside University Student Vis Awards

Rules and Regulations

To recognise and reward animation, games, music  and games programming techniques that have been developed by year 2 and final year undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at Teesside University.


The Student Vis Awards are dedicated to the promotion of animation, games, music and games programming techniques and to the recognition of excellence at Teesside University.


Any drawing, frame by frame sequence, computer assisted image/animated sequence, game title, software application or programming language used whilst a student at Teesside University will be considered

Upload Requirements - Games Programming Award

For preview, all Games Programming submissions must be uploaded electronically using the on-line application form. Only zip folders containing executable files and supporting data will be considered.

Upload Requirements - Modelling Award & Character Animation Award

For preview, all works must be submitted electronically as a Quicktime movie using the on-line application form. Please note that any movies, images or exectable files larger than 80 MB in size will not be supported.

Upload Requirements - Games Design Award

For preview, all works must be submitted electronically as either a Shockwave Flash (.swf) file, or a PowerPoint (.ppt) file. Please not that any movies, images or executable files larger than 80 MB in size may not be supported


We recommend Quicktime H2.64/ACC at 320x240 movie file with a bitrate of 256kbits/sec video and 96kbits/sec audio. For free software for both Mac and Windows machines together with further information about converting material for streaming visit: www.squared5.com

Supporting Material

You are also required to submit at least 3 high resolution digital still images for exhibition and promotional purposes (300 dpi) together with digital scans of any preparatory (pencil) work undertaken in support of this submission.

Deadline Dates & Registration

No registration fee is required. All completed application forms, supporting information and preview material should reach the awards office on or before the deadline date.


The judging panel will comprise of members from Teesside University and/or representatives from the animation or games industry.


Appeals against the shortlist will be addressed by the School of Computing. With regard to the final decision and presentation of the prize - all appeals from entrants must be directed to sponsor.

Requirements if your work if selected

If selected, screening copies must be supplied on either Beta SP, Mini DV, DVD or as a broadcast quality copy Quicktime movie file

Transportartion & Insurance

Entrants are responsible for transport costs of selected material. No material can be returned or loaned during the competition

Composition of Programmes for Awards Ceremony

The awards team will define the awards program and running order.

Acceptance of Regulations

By completing the on-line registration form you declare that all material submitted was produced whilst a student at Teesside University and that no third party copyright has been infringed. You also consent to the use of material submitted in the Vis Awards for publicity purposes of Teesside University and associated partners.

Any Queries

Please contact Justin Greetham: j.s.greetham@tees.ac.uk