Category: Opportunity

YouTube Wants Non-Profits To Make Amazing Videos

YouTube is launching its 5th Annual DoGooder Non-Profit Video Awards with a brand new award aimed at spurring online participation. The competition is a collaboration between YouTube and See3 with participation from Flip and NTEN.

The Case Foundation will give out $10,000 grants to the video winners in four categories: Best Small Org Video, Best Medium Org Video, Best Large Org Video, and the newcomer — Best Thrifty Video. Winners will be featured on YouTube’s homepage (what YouTube calls “the nonprofit equivalent of an ad in the Super Bowl”), given Flip cameras and registered for the 2011 NTC.

Best Thrifty Video will award the non-profit that was able to create a video for less than $500. It’s meant to show that video can make an impact even without a ton of cash or flashy cameras. While all the submissions need to have been produced in 2010, Best Thrifty Video will accept any videos released up until the the official close of submission on March 2, 2011. This is being done to inspire shoestring non-profits to start making videos.

Read the complete article at Mashable.

International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2011 – Call for Papers and Participation

ISMAR 2011
Call for Papers and Participation
The Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Oct. 26-29, 2011, Basel, Switzerland

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The fields of Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) seek to
interactively combine real and virtual objects and environments in
3D. The basic paradigm enables fascinating new types of user
interfaces, and is beginning to show significant impact on industry
and society. The field is highly interdisciplinary, and MR/AR concepts
are applicable to a wide range of applications.

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Call For Virtual Works of Art – Augmented Reality: 3D Virtual Works of Art

Breadboard and The Virtual Public Art Project seek artists and designers interested in submitting digital work to be considered for a virtual public art exhibit in collaboration with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Breadboard and the Virtual Public Art Project (VPAP) will launch a series of site-specific virtual artworks throughout the city of Philadelphia to be viewed via VPAP’s free Layar App for most iPhone and Android smartphone devices. Several selected artist designs will be used for a special pre-launch virtual walking art tour that will be used to promote PIFA’s month-long festival of arts programming. Artists and designers interested in submitting work for this project should refer to the guidelines listed below. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, Feb 12, 2011.

Read the preliminary guidelines for submitting work at Rhizome.

Have a knack for creating augmented reality?

Augmented reality developers can now take their creativity to a whole new level, and at the same time, earn worthwhile cash.

Qualcomm is inviting developers to join the Augmented Reality Developer Challenge, the first ever of its kind. The competition is offering a total prize money of $200,000.

Qualcomm says the goal of the competition is to release the creativity of developers and provide an avenue to build more exciting applications.

Read the complete article here.

International 3D Society Announces 3D Technology Awards Call for Entries

LOS ANGELES, April 21 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — The International 3D Society is now accepting nominations for its Stereoscopic 3D Technology Awards to be held October 5, 2010 at 7pm at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

The 3D Technology Awards honor technological achievement in the stereoscopic medium — mainly cinema, television, special venue, themed attractions, video games, PC and other media.  The Society announced today that it is accepting entries from the 3D professional community to be voted upon by a blue-ribbon 3D Technology Awards panel.

The first 3D Technology Awards of its kind, the program will recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on the advancement of stereoscopic arts and technologies from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 2009.