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The Avvy Awards
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Avvy Award Winners Announced and read Sue Wilcox and Dave Marvit's Avvys Report pages

The Third Annual Avvy Awards are brought to you by Sue Ki Wilcox, chair of this year's competition and author of: "The WebDeveloper.com Guide to 3D Avatars" ISBN 0-471-24216-0 (not merely a shameless plug, it is really the best book on Avatar design there is). Sue is now working on: "Digital Biota: A Life in Cyberspace." You can reach Sue at: suewilcox@bigfoot.com.

Your guide to the Avvys Submission

Is your avatar destined for stardom?
Two Years of Avvy Awards
Get Your Avatars Ready!
Submission Guidelines
Submit your Avatar

Is your avatar destined for stardom?

TV has the Emmys, Hollywood has the Oscars, and Virtual World Cyberspace has the Avvy Awards (the Avvys, for short). Submit your avatars and compete for fame and prizes. Send your submissions in soon -- our deadline is November 18th and final judging will be held November 21st, 1998 at The CyberFarm (a Northern California face-to-face event node of Avatars98). Note that you do not have to be registered at the Conference to enter the awards.

In 1996 and 1997 the Annual Avvy Awards generated some first-class avatar designs. These Avvys were awarded for categories like "Most Bang for the Buck," "Best Non-Humanoid," "Most Realistic," and "Best Overall." This year there are some new categories for the Avvys, and the entries are already streaming in! Take a look at some winners of the last two years:

Two Years of Avvy Awards

In the last two years we have received over 700 submissions to the Avvies. For inspiration, please see some overall category winners and Sue Wilcox's review of the 1996 awards below.

1997 Winners - See the Attic Graphics 1997 Avvy Awards Pages
Avvy Award Overall Winner
Planet 9 Studio's Geisha was "Best Overall" Avvy Awards winner. Bloater, "Best Animation," by British Telecom. Annie, by Meet Factory, "Best Character Design."

1996 Winners
Avvy Award Overall Winner

Web Design's 'Lisa3' was the "Best Overall" Avvy Awards winner. Announcement of the
First Annual
Avvy Awards
See the Sue Wilcox VRMLSite 1996 Avvy Report.

Chrome Angel 97 Rob Meyer's Fish
C. Scott Young's Chrome Angel 97 Avatar. Rob Meyers' 96 Goldfish Avatar: only 23 polys!
Get Your Avatars Ready!
Gallery of Avatars
Need food for thought? See the gallery of virtual worlds and their avatars.
Get your avatars ready for submission to the Avvy Awards. When you are ready to submit, go down to the Submission Guidelines below.
Winning avatars will receive high-profile coverage on the web on the Contact Consortium Homepage and elsewhere. Prizes will be announced closer to the submission deadline and at the Av98 Conference.
Submission Guidelines
See the Contest Rules & Judging and Categories below. If you have questions about the Avvys or about formats for submitting your avatar, contact the Awards coordinator, Sue Wilcox, Avvys Chair.
Contest Rules & Judging
  1. All entries must be received by 5pm (PST) November 18, 1998.
  2. VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) compliant avatars will be viewed using the Cosmo Player browser
  3. Suggested VRML avatar file size limit is 60k, 1000 polygons.
  4. Non-VRML avatars must be submitted with instructions on how best to view them.
  5. Winners will be announced at 10pm (PST) November 21, 1998 at The CyberFarm (a Northern California face- to-face event node of Avatars 98).
  6. Contestants can also join the award ceremony virtually by going to the AV98 virtual world within the Active Worlds universe. The Avvy Awards will be held in the Avvy Gallery to the left of Ground Zero. Download and install Active Worlds to enter this space.
  7. Winners not present physically or virtually will be notified via email.
Submit your avatar(s) for nominations in the following categories:
  • Most Realistic Humanoid
  • Best Non-Humanoid
  • Best Bang for the Buck (most elegant & efficient use of polygons and texture mapping)
  • Best VRML 2.0
  • Best Image or Sprite (WorldsAway, Palace, Virtual Places)
  • Best Episodic Performer
  • Weirdies (you mean that is an avatar?)
  • Best Overall
Submit your Avatar
Please Fill out this form and submit it. If you have problems or questions, contact Sue Wilcox, Avvys Chair.
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