Now, I have to admit to not fully registering the details when I was first told about them, being occupied with other stuff... but I think I've got them all right now....
Basically there are prizes which will be awarded on the 10th of October for Overall Winners of the UWA Challenges.
There will be a guest speaker...
"UWA is honoured that the legendary Lumiere Noir, creator of the Ivory Tower Library of Primitives, has agreed to be Guest Speaker of Honour at the Grand Finale Ceremony of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge & MachinimUWA II: Art of the Artists, at the 200seater UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre, from 6am slt, Sunday, 10th October."
so...what has this to do with you...? well...there are three peoples awards which you can vote for... you have 6 votes.
"Grand Final People's Choice:
The public can help choose the People's Choice awards in all the categories via the People's Choice Vote boards.
Where to vote:
Panel judges are supplying their votes directly to Jayjay Zifanwe during September. However, the public can vote via the UWA 3D A&D Imagine & Flagship Grand Final People's Choice boards which will be open from 8th September to 30 September 2010 and are sited on the UWA Winthrop Winners' Platform
The People Choice Awards are sponsored by Bohemian Ghost (Summerland Estates) and by the Residents of Artemesia.
People's Choice (IMAGINE & FLAGSHIP)
1st Prize - L$15,000
2nd Prize - L$7,000
3rd Pize - L$5,000
People's Choice (Non-Scripted)
1st Prize - L$8,000
2nd Prize - L$5,000
3rd Pize - L$3,000
How To Vote:
Pick up a TP HUD from the dispensor at the landing point on UWA Winthrop Winners' Platform.
Wear the HUD, visit all 4 floors of the Imagine entries and TP using the HUD to the 23 Flagship builds. Return to the Winners' Platform to cast your votes on the boards there.
How to use the vote boards:
1. You can choose only TWO items on EACH of the 3 vote boards.
2. Only ONE VOTE PER ITEM on the board (you cannot give one item more than one vote).
3. Touch the item for which you would like to vote. The board will tell you alone in chat and in a confirmation menu which item it is you are voting for.
4. Click YES if it is the correct item, or NO if you wish to change your mind/have touched the wrong item.
5. You have 60 seconds to respond before the confirmation menu times out.
6. The board will confirm in chat which item you have voted for and how many votes you have cast. As you get the chance to confirm or decline a vote no discussion of "misplaced votes" will be entered into.
6. You can vote only for a maximum of 2 items per vote board."
You have to pick up a HUD to see all the stuff and that HUD is available here.
Now, in addition to this there are also a good number of machinima (16?) which have already been submitted for the prize for the machinima showing all the winning works... some are very amusing, like the Great Art Theft, ("Thieves Break into UWA Gallery")...I and II....
This one by Laslopantomik Yao, the others all available on the UWAinSL website.... here...
ENTRIES SO FAR
LASLOPANTOMIK YAO - City of Art
PIA KLAAR - Art of the Artists: A Closer Look
ED VESPUCCIANO - Lessons in Democracy
LAURINA HAWKS - UWA Art of the Artists : No Tomb for the Arts
GLASZ DE CUIR - MachinimUWA II: Art Theft done in Second Life
YESIKITA COPPOLA - Inspiracion
TUTSY NAVARATHNA - An Art Form is Born & Gladiator
MISSY RESTLESS - Yearning for the Sea & Quantum Matrix
FUSCHIA NIGHTFIRE - Moonlit Heath
SPYVSPY AEON - I Am Not A Robot
BRYN OH - Art of the Artists
MEGAN MERLIN - Wichtels Fantasy Fly
FAKE JEWELL - Song of Medusa
PENUMBRA CARTER - University of Western Australia
AIDAN WITRIAL - MachinimUWA II : Art of the Artists & Shibas Dream
APMEL GOOSSON - ROBOT - The Visit
NICOLEX MOONWALL - Silken Vortex, Frames & Balloons
KAFKA MOODY - Aphrodite Visits
EIFACHFILM VARCIRCA - The Abyss
So, get along to see it all, it is a representative group of some of the best work in SL over the last year, and of interest to artists builders and anyone really...