VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge winners announced

The winners of the top three prizes in the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) 2016 VYBZING Jamaica Animated Music Video Challenge have been announced!

Ikem Smith is the first place winner of US$2,000 in the Challenge for his ‘Funky Beam School Band‘ submission. The second prize of US$1,550 was awarded to Leighton Campbell for ‘ICT Force,’ while Rushane Jones’ ‘Public Service Announcement About ICT Awareness‘ captured the third place prize of US$1,250.

The winners will be officially presented with their prizes at the Closing Ceremony of the Caribbean Development Bank’s 46th Annual Meeting on May 19, 2016 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

There is still time to vote for your People’s Choice winner in the VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge. Voting ends May 13, 2016 @ midnight (-GMT 5). The People’s Choice winner will received US$250.

CXC launches gaming and animation syllabus at KingstOOn

CXC Assistant Registrar elaborating on new CAPE syllabuses
CXC Assistant Registrar Public Information and Customer Service, Mr. Cleveland Sam, elaborates on the new CAPE syllabuses to Deputy Progamme Manager, Culture at the CARICOM Secretariat Ms. Riane DeHaas Bledeog and Dr. Annette Piper, CXC Assistant Registrar Syllabus and Curriculum Development

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched its latest New Generation CAPE Animation and Game Design Syllabus on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the KingstOOn Festival in Jamaica. CAPE Animation and Game Design will be taught in schools from September 2016 and the first examination will be offered in May/June 2017.

The new syllabus describes Animation and Game Design as “a course of study that focuses on the process of creating motion and shape change illusion as well as the art of applying design and aesthetics for animation and game development.” Mrs. Camille Selvon Abrahams, a member of the CAPE Animation and Game Design Panel and Creative Director of Animae Caribe Animation Festival, spoke briefly about the development and contents of the new syllabus. She expressed her gratitude to CXC for having involved the animation sector in the development of this syllabus. (more…)