|It was just another victorious day at the awards circuit for students of Dilsukhnagar Arena, the undisputed citadel of world-class Digital Media Education in India. 31 students from this revolutionary academy captured coveted awards in various categories of Animation and Multimedia at the 2012 edition of Pixellence, an annual extravaganza which aims to recognize honour and encourage outstanding talent in Animation, VFX, Web and Graphics education.|
|Pixellence – 2012 was celebrated amidst scores of students, parents and staff at Hyderabad on Thursday, the 26th of January, 2012 from 4. p.m. to 8 p.m. The event got off to an auspicious start with a devotional hymn rendered by a student, following which, the CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena, Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti delivered the customary inaugural address.|
|The decks were then cleared for what would be one of the most enthralling events ever for students of Dilsukhnagar Arena. From high voltage song and dance performances to a rollicking sequence of entertainment programs, it was unadulterated entertainment all the way. Parents and friends of students also attended the program and stayed right till the end ensuring that they didn't miss even one bit of the action.|
|Said a visibly excited parent whose son was among the winners of the prestigious Pixellence awards: "I think education must not just be a rigorous academic exercise, it must also be an enjoyable experience. Such brilliantly entertaining events like Pixellence help students with the much needed occasional break and replenish their energy levels so that they return to the campus with double the vigour. I must congratulate Dilsukhnagar Arena for striving to make the learning experience for my son and off course all the other students thoroughly enjoyable."|
|The highlight of the celebrations was the special appearance by the CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena, Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti as the legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju. Donning fiery saffron robes, wearing a hefty beard and wielding a bow and arrow to be true to the revoultionary's trademark attire, Raja Sekhar kept the audience spellbound all through the performance of the patriotic song 'Telugu Veera Levara' which lasted for about 10 minutes.|
|After presenting the prestigious Pixellence Awards to 31 deserving students, Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti, CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena congratulated all the winners and commended the mentors for their commitment to grooming class-leading Digital Media Talent.|
|In an exclusive chat with 'ANIMATION FOCUZ' on the sidelines of the event, Raja Sekhar said: "in 2011, Dilsukhnagar Arena facilitated an unprecedented 612 placements for its students at a record-tearing average of 51 placements per month, largely through its signature placements initiative 'Our Campus-Your Interview". This was preceded by another record – 550 placements in 2010. I am happy that the industry has acknowledged Dilsukhnagar Arena's commitment to grooming competent Digital Media Talent and has placed their trust in our capabilities as a profound Digital Media mentor."|
|Earlier on, in the run up to the Awards ceremony, students participated enthusiastically and submitted about 450 entries in over 15 categories of Animation, VFX, Web and Graphics. The entries were judged on 4 parameters: Concept, Design, Output Quality and Presentation. Given the high quality of entries, the judges comprising a panel of industry experts had a tough time selecting the winners.|
|The categories open for competition in Pixellence-2012 included 'Stop Motion Animation, Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing, Character Design, Storyboarding, Layout, Manual Paintings, Digital Paintings, Product Demo, Interactive Presentation, Dream weaver Web site, Live Action Short Film, Title Sequence Design, Elocution, Public Speaking, Group Discussion' and more. Each category had two prizes: Winner and Runner-up.|
|Post the awards ceremony, an eventful day came to an end with Raja Sekhar extending his gratitude to all the students, staff and guests for taking time out to attend the event and making it a day to cherish.|
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