Best Communication Film
This prize recognizes entries that enhance an architectural project. In choosing a winner, the jury’s selection criteria will include writing, quality of graphics and originality.
Best Technical Animation
This prize recognizes entries that show the technical aspects of an architectural project or the use of digital modelling. In choosing a winner, the jury’s selection criteria will include educational value, quality of graphics, technical expertise in using simulation tools and BIM implementation.
Best Design and Communication
The ‘technological’ criteria for entry are that projects are:
- 3D (IT-based) in that they help decision-making in a way that is only possible using a 3D representation;
- Modal – Multimodal (visual, auditory, tactile, speech…) linking several relevant senses to represent actual characteristics.
Projects will be judged according to a number of criteria:
- innovation (in products and services, use, appeal, ergonomic design, means of communication and technology)
- performance (productivity) specially in real time
- eco-friendliness (sustainable development, 'Green 3D')
- process control
- creativity and application
- reutilisation and knowledge transfer (carry-over)
- knowledge (integration limits)
Those working in Industry are invited to send entries from any of the following categories: Automotive, Aeronautical, Transport, Maintenance, Appliances (Electrical Household Items, Toys, Electromechanical Items, Domestic Appliances, Home Automation - also known as ‘demotics’ …), Simulators, Robotics, Healthcare …
The imagina organising committee is seeking technical documentaries or PowerPoint presentations in the form of videos with narration or a soundtrack, which demonstrate the quality of a piece of work or a project. The videos should be a maximum of five minutes long.
In each case a text of a maximum of 5 pages (including 3 illustrating images) should accompany and support the video, to explain the presented performance for the benefit of the jury.
This document should mention:
- The title of the presented project
- The chosen category
- The candidate’s full identity
- A presentation of the submitted video
- A description of the background to how it was produced
- Any interesting features that candidates might want to draw to the attention of the jury.
3D Award for Territory Planning
Developing a site or a region involves the development of transport and communication infrastructure, housing projects or industrial/trading estates and improvements to public spaces. The need for studies and planning for these projects gives rise to all kinds of 3D simulations and virtual models to assist in decision making or to present to the public. Whether these are to present concepts or master plans, or to examine more sophisticated projects, virtual models enable designers and decision makers to gain a better vision and thereby prepare better for the future. At the same time they improve consultation with the general public.
The 3D Award for Territory Planning will recognise those who have been best able to unlock the potential offered by 3D regional modelling technology when managing a development project.
3D Award for Territory Management
Managing regions has become a major challenge facing modern societies and new European policies aim to introduce sustainable development to provide better quality of life and to preserve the environment. Environmental Quality in Construction (through HQE), has now been broadened in France to include town planning (HQE2R), meeting targets for consideration of environmental aspects in town planning projects at various regional levels. Against this background 3D geospatial technology has become essential in managing and optimising environmental quality, preventing risks, improving public consultation and raising citizens’ awareness of these economic and environmental challenges.
The 3D Award for Territory Management will recognise those regional bodies and public authorities that have been best able to unlock the potential offered by 3D town / city and regional modelling in order to provide sustainable management.
3D Award for Territory Promotion
Given the current shift towards globalisation, both urban and rural areas have increasingly found themselves in competition with one another, and identifying ways in which they can attract investments, businesses and people has become an issue of vital importance. The ability of a town, city or region to publicise itself and communicate at a national and international level is a strategic developmental tool. In this respect, digital 3D mock-ups provide an outstanding mechanism for local authorities and public service groups to promote cultural values, economic potential, quality of life, remarkable scenery and future projects in a given area.
The 3D Award for Territory Promotion will recognise those regions, local and regional authorities that have been best able to make use of 3D modelling of their regions in order to develop and stand out on the international scene.
Best Short Film
Best Student Project
Best Special Effects
Best Commercial or Best Video Clip
Any work containing one or more computer graphic (CG) or special effect sequences can be entered in the competition.
(1) Computer Graphics are composed of images which have been digitally manipulated or synthesized on a computer, and which may be combined with other production instruments.
(2) Special effects are effects resulting from a digital manipulation of a cinema image or any other type of image.
Those working in Digital Entertainment are invited to send entries from any of the following categories: film studios, schools, universities, production or distribution companies, independents, advertising agencies …