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Rockstar Games Announces 'Upload Online Media Awards' Contest

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce the return of the Rockstar Games Upload online media awards to celebrate independent artistic endeavors on the Internet. In 2001, Rockstar hosted what was considered to be the first strictly online media awards program where an astounding collection of imaginative contest entries were sent in via the Rockstar FTP site. Judging for the contest and the awards ceremony took place entirely online, making for a completely digital experience.

To continue in the footsteps of last year, all of the original categories are back. New to this year's contest will be the inclusion of the Multimedia category. This introduces a new area of competition in the field of web design, including Flash movies, Director movies and interactive artwork.

The contest has several categories to participate in including:

  • Multimedia: Entries for this category can be up to 5 minutes long but no larger than 5MB. Acceptable formats include Flash and Director. Cash prize: $1,500.00
  • Short Subject Film: Films will be accepted that range between 3 and 30 minutes. Acceptable formats include MPEG and Quicktime. Cash prize: $5,000.00
  • DJ Mix: Mixes between 30 and 60 minutes will be accepted in .mp3, .wav and .asf formats. Cash prize: $2,000.00
  • Short Story: Entries can be between 400 and 2,500 words. Acceptable formats include Word, Acrobat Reader, or html. Cash prize: $1,500.00

Contest Rules:

  • No mailed-in videotapes or CD's are eligible for consideration, all entries must be sent via the secure Rockstar FTP site.
  • Submission deadline is July 1, 2002.
  • Awards announcement will be in September, 2002.

First round and semi-finalist judging will be handled by the impossibly glamorous Rockstar Judging Panel. Assembled to include some of the world's most renowned filmmakers, DJs, writers and designers including Res' Jonathan Wells, Praystation's Jonathan Davis, and Rockstar's own Terry Donovan.

Finalists will be selected by specific category sponsors including the Independent Feature Project, Flyer Magazine, Vice Magazine and DesignisKinky.net. The winner of each section will have his/her work posted/streamed from the heavily trafficked, Milia d'Or award winning Rockstar Games website..


"The success of last years contest was tremendous and we look forward to holding this competition as an annual event," stated Terry Donovan, Vice President of Rockstar Games. "Rockstar Games takes pride in supporting and giving an open forum for the creative visions our fans have."

For full entry instructions, official rules and more information regarding the Upload contest, head over HERE.

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