Friday, 10 August 2012

Playing to Win

The competition where playing with your food is encouraged

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is today launching two exciting competitions aimed at gaming enthusiasts and creatives from all over Australia, coinciding with the Game Masters exhibition at ACMI until 28 October 2012.


The two competitions, Game Masters Super Chef and Sonic Sensations, are designed for people of all ages to put their creativity to the test and produce games-inspired works of art to share online.


"We know gamers love getting involved in a hands-on way, which is what Game Masters is all about. We also know they can be competitive and creative so we've designed some competitions with these things in mind," said Screen Events Manager, Helen Simondson. "All ages can enter and there are some great prizes up for grabs."


Judging the Game Masters Super Chef and Junior Game Masters Super Chef competitions will be Matt Preston, food critic, co-host and judge on Masters Super Chef Australia, and Sonic Sensations will be judged by game composer and designer Steve Fawkner (Warlords, Puzzle Quest series').


Winners receive a Game Masters prize pack which includes a Sony PlayStation Vita console and game, a double pass to the exhibition and a Game Masters book signed by Tim Schafer and Warren Spector. A runner-up in each competition will win a Game Masters t-shirt, Game Masters book (unsigned) and an ACMI Membership.

The first competition, Game Masters Super Chef, opens today.

Game Masters Super Chef

Just like Pac Man, gamers need to eat. Your task is to create a games-inspired dish, savoury or sweet, that will entice a hungry gamer. This competition is all about food styling so, while we want you to eat your creation, we want it to look sensational. Don't forget to take a photo of your creation before you devour it as your entry is judged by the food we see in the photo you submit.

ACMI are thrilled to announce that Matt Preston, food critic, co-host and judge on MasterChef Australia, will be judging the competition.

Contestants under the age of 16 should enter Junior Games Masters Super Chef

The winner of each category (both junior and senior) will receive a Game Masters prize pack and there are great prizes for the runners up in each category.

A bonus prize will go to the winner of the Audience Award for each of Game Masters Super Chef and Junior Game Masters Super Chef, judged by ACMI's Facebook fans. The winner of each category will be determined by number of 'likes' for the image on the ACMI Facebook gallery.

Game Masters Super chef (Junior and Senior):

Entries close Monday 17 September 2012

Winners announced Monday 1 October 2012


Sonic Sensations

Sonic Sensations is a competition for the musically inclined. Inspired by the sounds of videogames, create and record your own composition, an original song or give us a new take on your favourite tune. We're looking for .wav files between one and three minutes in length.


The competition will be judged by game composer and designer Steve Fawkner (Warlords, Puzzle Quest series').


The winner will receive a Game Masters prize pack and there are prizes for the runner up too.

Sonic Sensations:                             
Entries open Fri 24 August 2012

Entries close Monday 8 October 2012

Winners announced Monday 15 October 2012


These unique Game Masters competitions coincide with the exhibition currently on display at ACMI.


Game Masters is a highly interactive videogame exhibition, showcasing the work of leading local and international game developers from the arcade era through to the latest console and mobile game technology. Over 30 game designers who have made a significant impact in the field will be profiled throughout the exhibition, including well-known international, independent and Australian game designers. The designers' work will be explored through 125 playable games and a combination of rare concept artwork and newly commissioned interviews in a spectacular gaming universe designed for all ages and abilities. The exhibition runs until 28 October 2012.


The first of the Game Masters competitions open for entries today. More information, including how to enter and terms and conditions, can be found at:    


Further information

Claire Butler
Communications Adviser
[direct phone] 61 3 8663 2415 [fax] 61 3 8663 2498 [mobile] 0434 603 654

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