Published: 4 June 2014 at 10:10
Anglia Ruskin graduate wins excusive Aardman prize in national competition
Anglia Ruskin University graduate Matt Rogers has won a behind-the-scenes visit to the world-famous Aardman animation studios after claiming top prize in a national contest.
The competition, run by the National Accident Helpline, set the challenge of creating a short animated film – in any format from CGI to stop-motion animation – on the theme of “success against the odds”.
Aardman, the National Accident Helpline’s creative partners, judged the entries by considering creativity, technical competency and how well the animation fitted with the given theme.
Matt, who graduated in 2012 from the BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation course at Anglia Ruskin, impressed the judges with his 10-second film.
He has won a personal behind-the-scenes tour of Aardman’s studios in Bristol for himself and a friend, including an animation workshop, artwork signed by co-founder Peter Lord, plus personalised feedback on his work from the Aardman team. Fellow graduate Matt Bannister was named as one of the five runners-up.
Describing Matt’s work, the Aardman team said: