The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has opened submissions for the 2013 Into the Pixel art exhibit and the 2013 Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont Scholarships. The Into the Pixel art exhibit features digital game art from developers around the world. Submissions for that close on April 17, with those selected being on display in a special gallery at the E3 Expo on June 11-13, followed by worldwide tours thereafter.
This year's judges include Bob Rafei – Big Red Button Entertainment, Founder, CEO and Visual Director; Glenn Phillips – Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art; Jon Gibson – iam8bit, Founder and Partner; Matt Hall – Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer; Nora Dolan – Independent Curator; Patricia Lanza – The Annenberg Space for Photography, Director of Talent and Content; and Seth Spaulding – Blizzard Entertainment, Art Manager.
The Randy Pausch scholarship is named in honor of the of Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center co-founder Dr. Randy Pausch. It gives out two $2,500 scholarships annually to students pursuing careers in interactive entertainment development, such as animation, programming, and game design.
The Mark Beaumont scholarship honors the memory of former Capcom North America and Europe chief operating officer Mark Beaumont. That scholarship awards two $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing careers in the interactive entertainment business, including executive leadership, law, and marketing.
In order to qualify for these scholarships students must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and attend an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2013-2014 school year. The deadline is June 28, 2013.
Find out more at www.interactive.org.