Prizes & Judges

Enter the Snap, Style & Share competition and you could win prizes valued at up to US$1,000!

There are three prizes per the age categories (13 -15, 16 – 18, 19 – 24 years): Grand Prize, First Prize, and the Special Prize for Inspirational Creativity.

  • The Grand Prize winner is the entry that receives the highest score per age category across all judgement criteria.
  • The First Prize winner is the entry that receives the second highest score per age category across all judgement criteria.

In the event of a tie for the Grand or First Prize winner in any age group, the head judge will select the winning entry based on the criteria specified.

  • The Special Prize for Inspirational Creativity is the entry that receives the highest score for Creativity per age category (ruling out the grand prize and first prize winners).

In the event of a tie, where two or more entries get the same score for creativity, the entry scored higher on creativity by the head judge is the winner.

Each entrant has the chance to win a maximum of one prize.


Prize packages

Grand Prize

(estimated retail value of US$1,000)

  • Your winning entry (with your name and country) professionally framed and showcased in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco for the time period and in the manner determined by Autodesk.
  • The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. The variety of exhibits on display showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers and illustrate the role technology plays in inspiring people to imagine, design, and create a better world.
  • Your framed winning entry once the showcase is complete
  • An artistic review of your winning entry by Henry Lien, owner/director of Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, with documented feedback providing his professional insight into your winning photograph
  • Apple® iPad® 32 GB device, preloaded with exciting Autodesk® apps
  • Autodesk design competition award plaque
  • Autodesk-branded messenger bag
  • Autodesk design competition button

First Prize

(estimated retail value of US$700)

  • Your winning entry (with your name and country) professionally framed and showcased in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco for the time period and in the manner determined by Autodesk.
  • The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. The variety of exhibits on display showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers and illustrate the role technology plays in inspiring people to imagine, design, and create a better world.
  • Your framed entry once the showcase is complete
  • An artistic review of your winning entry by Henry Lien, owner/director of Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, with documented feedback providing his professional insight into your winning photograph
  • Apple® iPad® mini 16 GB device, preloaded with exciting Autodesk apps
  • Autodesk design competition award plaque
  • Autodesk-branded messenger bag
  • Autodesk design competition button

Special Prize for Inspirational Creativity

(estimated retail value of US$600)

  • Your winning entry (with your name and country) professionally framed and showcased at Autodesk University 2013 in Las Vegas, where up to 9,000 design professionals and educators from around the world will see your work
  • Your winning entry (with your name and country) professionally framed and showcased in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco for the time period and in the manner determined by Autodesk.
  • The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. The variety of exhibits on display showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers and illustrate the role technology plays in inspiring people to imagine, design, and create a better world.
  • Your framed entry once both showcases are complete
  • An artistic review of your winning entry by Henry Lien, owner/director of Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, with documented feedback providing his professional insight into your winning photograph
  • Your winning entry will be highlighted in the Pixlr® and Autodesk® Education online communities
  • The Olloclip® three lenses in one: fisheye, wide-angle, & macro quick-connect lens solution that enhances your iPhone® photography
  • Autodesk design competition award plaque
  • Autodesk-branded messenger bag
  • Autodesk design competition button

All finalists

Will receive an Autodesk-branded messenger bag & Autodesk design competition button

You are responsible for the payment of any taxes or other costs related to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize. If you are under the legal age of majority (i.e., a minor) in your place of residence, you should discuss potential tax consequences with your parent or legal guardian prior to entering the competition.

Please read the Official Rules for additional competition details.

Judges

Eric Suesz

Pixlr Community Manager, Autodesk, Inc

Eric Suesz is the online community manager for Autodesk’s Pixlr® photo editing app. An amateur photographer who never plans to go pro, Eric began in a black-and-white darkroom but happily threw away all of his darkroom chemicals when the first iPhone was released.

He digs deep into the Internet to uncover and showcase the best photos created and edited with Pixlr apps. He smiles widest when people find new ways to use the tiny computer with a tiny camera that they carry around with them every day—their smartphone—to create art that's worthy of being hung on a wall.

Kevin McCarty

Former Academic Director of Digital Photography at the Art Institute of California & Photography Professional

Kevin McCarty is a Los Angeles–based educator and artist. He holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati (2001) and an MFA in photography and media from the California Institute of the Arts (2003).

McCarty has taught and lectured at Brooks College, California State University Fullerton, University of California at Irvine, California Design College, New York University, and the Director’s Guild of America. He was also the academic director of digital photography at the Art Institute of California–Hollywood.

McCarty’s artistic work deals mainly with the representation of subcultures and marginal communities through a mixture of visual modes, including documentary photography, staged portraiture, and collage. His work has been exhibited at many galleries locally, including the Armory Center for the Arts and the LA Freewaves Festival in Los Angeles, as well as nationally, where his work has been shown at the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, with solo exhibitions at Artist Space in New York and the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where his work is part of the permanent collection.

Henry Lien

Owner/Director of Glass Garage Gallery in Los Angeles

Henry Lien is the owner/director of the Glass Garage Gallery in Los Angeles. He represents artists from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. His artists have appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, Juxtapoz, the Huffington Post, and Time magazine, and been collected by and exhibited in institutions and museums around the world.

Mr. Lien has served as the president of the West Hollywood Fine Art Dealers’ Association and a board member of the West Hollywood Avenues of Art and Design. Mr. Lien also has extensive experience as an attorney and teaches at UCLA Extension.

Fong Lien

Vice-President of the Taiwanese American Photographic Association

Fong-Chi Lien is an engineer by training and worked for over 30 years for the Associated Press designing communications systems for photojournalists and writers.

He currently serves as the vice president of the Taiwanese-American Photographic Association and teaches courses on digital photography. He also collaborates with his son Henry Lien on digital photography projects for the Glass Garage Gallery’s graphic design materials.

Ellie Colder

passionate photography hobbyist

Ellie Colder is intensely passionate about her hobby, photography. She has lived in Chicago, Illinois, for over 30 years and is always improving her visual awareness and creativity, which broadens her range of photographic subjects in Chicago.

Ellie has a knack for capturing the unique personality of each individual she photographs. Combining her passion of portrait and event photography with her extensive digital art and enhancement expertise, Ellie is able to create extraordinary works of art. With no formal training, she has been heard to say. “Anyone can do this!” - Visit Ellie’s work

Rodrigo Assaf

Media & Entertainment Technical Specialist, Autodesk Brazil

A media & entertainment technical specialist at Autodesk with an MSc in computer science, Rodrigo Assaf is a skilled professional in computer graphics, animation, and education.

Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rodrigo has extensive experience as a technical artist across a variety of projects in the game, broadcast, and animation industries.

Rodrigo strongly believes that digitally manipulating images is a powerful and artistic way to express our inner feelings. This limitless power makes him love photography and digital enhancement.


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