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DIGITAL DESIGN TOURNAMENT

LOS ANGELES 2009

SAN FRANCISCO 2009

PORTLAND 2009

BOSTON 2009

NEW YORK 2009

TORONTO 2009

CHICAGO 2009

AMSTERDAM 2009

LONDON 2009

BERLIN 2009

BARCELONA 2009

MILAN 2009

HONG KONG 2009

SHANGHAI 2009

TOKYO 2009

SYDNEY 2009

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

 

October 21, 2009

 

Digital Design Tournament 2009 finally made its way back to New York City on Friday night for the first-ever Cut&Paste Global Championship. All 48 of our competitors rendered world-class designs* that exhilarated the city that never sleeps. The Global Champions are:

2D DESIGN: Janee Meadows
3D DESIGN: Gabriel Smetzer
MOTION DESIGN: Jake Guttormsson

Congratulations, champs! Visit Global Championship to check out the winning artwork and all 48 competitor designs in the preliminary and final rounds. *We're currently in the process of putting up event photos and competitor artwork, so please check back in the next couple of days. Thanks for being so patient!

 

GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009

This year’s Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament has made its way through 16 cities and 256 competitors from February – June 2009. It now culminates in a battle of the best, champions vs. champions, with the final 2009 tournament event: the first-ever Cut&Paste Global Championship. Showcasing the talents of 48 competition winners from the North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions, the championship event will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Friday, October 16, 2009. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

 

June 6, 2009

Dear Friends of Cut&Paste,

For the past several months, Cut&Paste has conducted 2009 Digital Design Tournament Series with qualifying events in 16 cities worldwide. It's been a very successful Tour with compelling design work and events filled with great spirit and enthusiasm. In the meantime, we've been preparing for our first Global Championship, a gathering of all qualifying designers in 2D, 3D, and Motion Design during the Tour.

Over the last two weeks, we have taken all the right steps to obtain temporary visas for a significant number of our overseas competitors who require more rigorous applications and interviews to secure them. It was our impression we would be successful and all competitors would be able to participate in the June 20th event. However, as of last week, we learned that many competitors under application would not receive their visas in time.

One of Cut&Paste's primary missions is to ensure all competitors receive their share of the spotlight and be connected to new designers, friends, and professional opportunities. We feel it is important for all qualifying competitors to participate in the Global Championship event.

After careful deliberation, we made the decision to reschedule the Global Championship event to the early Autumn in 2009; late September / early October (date TBA).This will ensure sufficient time for all overseas competitors to secure their visas and participate. We expect to confirm the exact date in the next week.

As a supporter and friend, we sincerely apologize for the last minute notice and hope you will be able to attend the Global Championship event this Fall. We will continue to update http://www.cutandpaste.com/ throughout the summer to get you prepped for the final event: 48 Competitors, 16 cities, and three Global Champions.

Sincerely,

Cut&Paste

For any other questions or inquiries, please contact Cut&Paste at generalinformation@cutandpaste.com.

 

 

 

SYDNEY RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 set foot in Sydney for the last worldwide tour of the year before the Global Championship. All 16 competitors awed the crowd of Aussies with their stellar designs on Saturday night at The Metro Theatre. The Grand Prize winners from the Harbour City are:

2D DESIGN: Lev Berry
3D DESIGN: Ray Kristianto
MOTION DESIGN: Michelle McNamara

Congratulations, champs! Visit Sydney on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

TOKYO RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 took off to Tokyo on Saturday night to Club Womb where 15 designers delivered one of a kind graphics that didn’t get lost in translation. The Grand Prize winners from Tokyo are:

2D DESIGN: Masaya Eiraku
3D DESIGN: Mahiro Endo
MOTION DESIGN: Takuya Hosogane

Congratulations, champs! Visit Tokyo on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, one more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Sydney.

 

SHANGHAI RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 moved on up to Shanghai this past weekend to the Shanghai Sculpture Space. All 16 competitors proved that the skyscrapers weren’t the only vibrant designs that electrified on Saturday night. The Grand Prize winners from Shanghai are:

2D DESIGN: Nini Sum
3D DESIGN: Fei Xiang
MOTION DESIGN: Steven Jong

Congratulations, champs! Visit Shanghai on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, two more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Tokyo.

 

HONG KONG RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 hooked up with Hong Kong last Friday night at the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre where 16 competitors kept the crowd cheering with their sublime designs. The Grand Prize winners from Hong Kong are:

2D DESIGN: Calvin Kwok
3D DESIGN: Akin Vong
MOTION DESIGN: Berry Pang

Congratulations, champs! Visit Hong Kong on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, three more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Shanghai.

 

MILAN RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 dazzled the masses in Milan on Saturday night at Superstudio Piu where 16 competitors showcased the stuff designer dreams are made of. The Grand Prize winners from Milan are:

2D DESIGN: Luca Laurenti
3D DESIGN: Giovanni De Francesco
MOTION DESIGN: Andrea Pellegrini

Congratulations, champs! Visit Milan on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, four more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Hong Kong.

 

BARCELONA RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 traveled to Barcelona for the first time to the beautiful CCCB on Saturday night. All 16 competitors amazed the audience with artistic abilities that illuminated the cultural city. The Grand Prize winners from Barcelona are:

2D DESIGN: Marco Gonzalez
3D DESIGN: Bernat Fortet
MOTION DESIGN: Sebastián Baptista

Cut&Paste would like to apologize to all involved—competitors, judges, and audience alike—for our mistake in announcing the winner of the Motion Design competition at the Barcelona event. We're sincerely sorry for the confusion and disappointment that resulted from the scoring mix-up. Special thanks to our incredible motion competitors for being so understanding—and congratulations to all for a job well done!

Visit Barcelona on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, five more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Milan.

BERLIN RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 took in a spring awakening at Tape on Saturday night with over 1,000 Berliners and plenty of pixel power from all 16 competitors. The Grand Prize winners from Berlin are:

2D DESIGN: Jan Langbein
3D DESIGN: Sermed Darah
MOTION DESIGN: Tommy Caron

Congratulations, champs! Visit Berlin on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, six more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Barcelona.

 

CHICAGO RESULTS

While Digital Design Tournament 2009 heeded London's calling, we also brought it back to the States where 16 Chicagoan competitors designed to impress at Congress Theater on Saturday night. The Grand Prize winners from the Windy City are:

2D DESIGN: Erin Standley
3D DESIGN: Ashfaq Mohammed
MOTION DESIGN: Nem Perez

Congratulations, champs! Visit Chicago on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, seven more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Berlin.

 

LONDON RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 lived it up in London this past weekend where 16 competitors showed off their skills at The Coronet Theatre on Saturday night. The Grand Prize winners from London are:

2D DESIGN: Fox Fisher
3D DESIGN: Stephen Tierney
MOTION DESIGN: Yibi Hu

Congratulations, champs! Visit London on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, eight more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Chicago.

 

AMSTERDAM RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 made its way to the Netherlands and met with gorgeous weather, a packed house, and an exceptional performance by all 16 competitors at Paradiso on Thursday night. The Grand Prize winners are:

2D DESIGN: Jordy van den Nieuwendijk
3D DESIGN: Drausio Fonseca Tronolone
MOTION DESIGN: Tom Geraedts

Congratulations, champs! Visit Amsterdam on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, nine more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: London.

TORONTO RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 hit Toronto's Sound Academy this past weekend, and our Canadian competitors made their mark, bringing some of the biggest energy we've experienced yet. The Grand Prize winners from Toronto are:

2D DESIGN: Bobby Birdman
3D DESIGN: Gavin Lottering
MOTION DESIGN: Igor Vichikov

Congratulations, champs! Visit Toronto on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, ten more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Amsterdam.

 

NEW YORK RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 came home this past weekend for Cut&Paste New York. Webster Hall was packed beyond belief with a crowd that stood shoulder to shoulder, watching our 16 competitors take action. The Grand Prize winners from NYC are:

2D DESIGN: Miguel Hernandez
3D DESIGN: Neil Benjamin
MOTION DESIGN: Jake Guttormsson

Congratulations, champs! Visit New York on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, eleven more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: Toronto.

 

C&P 2009: EUROPE, MEET YOUR COMPETITORS!

AMSTERDAM, LONDON, BERLIN, BARCELONA, AND MILAN PRESENT THEIR 2D, 3D, AND MOTION COMPETITORS FOR DIGITAL DESIGN TOURNAMENT 2009!

They entered the Call for Competitors, they brought their best to Test Rounds, and they are going to take the stage. Eighty competitors have made it through the final selection for the five cities making up the 2009 Cut&Paste Europe tour.

Get ready to see them in action soon: the North American tour is set to conclude in Chicago and the European tour is set to begin in Amsterdam in less than two weeks. Visit each European city page to learn who they are and what they're all about.

 

BOSTON RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 spent St. Paddy's day weekend in Boston, where 16 competitors rose to the challenge. The Grand Prize winners from Boston are:

2D DESIGN: Matt W. Moore
3D DESIGN: Adam Ohern
MOTION DESIGN: Stu Chudy

Congratulations, champs! Visit Boston on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, twelve more to go... before the winners head to the Global Championship. Next stop: NYC!

 

ASIA/PACIFIC FINAL EXTENSION.

Apologies again, Asia/Pac.

We've continued to receive reports of problems accessing the website, and translated pages in particular, from the Asia/Pacific region. In light of this, Cut&Paste is allowing one last deadline extension.

The final deadline for the 2009 Call for Competitors is APRIL 10 and is open to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney only. Test Rounds in these cities will be held on April 18 and 19. Take advantage of it and enter now.

 

PORTLAND RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 saw top-notch work from the 16 competitors at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday night. The Grand Prize winners from the City of Roses are:

2D DESIGN: Patrick Hennessey
3D DESIGN: James Owen
MOTION DESIGN: Stephen Fitzgerald

Congratulations, champs! Visit Portland on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, thirteen more to go... before the winners head to NYC for the Global Championship. Next stop: Boston.

 

SAN FRANCISCO RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 watched 17 competitors work the crowd from The Galleria stage in San Francisco on Saturday night. The Grand Prize winners from SF are:

2D DESIGN: Allison Torneros
3D DESIGN: Gabriel Smetzer
MOTION DESIGN: Caio Lazzuri

Congratulations, champs! Visit San Francisco on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

Another city down, fourteen more to go... before the winners head to NYC for the Global Championship. Next stop: Portland.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR NORTH AMERICA EVENTS

San Francisco, Portland, Boston, Toronto, and Chicago: 

Event start times in these cities have been changed. Doors will open at 7:00 PM; the show will begin at 7:30 PM and end at approximately 11:00 PM. Please see your city page for more details.

New York only: Doors open at 6:30 PM; show starts at 7:00 PM and ends around 10:30 PM.

 

LOS ANGELES RESULTS

Digital Design Tournament 2009 kicked off with a great crowd and an amazing performance by all 16 competitors at Avalon Hollywood in LA on Saturday night. The Grand Prize winners from the City of Angels are:

2D DESIGN: Janee Meadows
3D DESIGN: TJ Burke
MOTION DESIGN: Keith Fenter

Congratulations, champs! Visit Los Angeles on our website to check out event photos and competitor designs, and to see how these winners made it to the top.

One city down, fifteen more to go... before the winners head to NYC for the Global Championship. Next stop: SF.

 

ASIA/PACIFIC DEADLINE EXTENDED

To all competition hopefuls in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney:

We’re sorry. Many of you have reported problems accessing the Cut&Paste website over the past couple of months, and we realize that for some of you these site access issues also got in the way of successfully submitting your entry forms online.

So we’d like to make it up to you: The Call for Competitors in the Asia/Pacific region will be extended to a final deadline of MARCH 20, with Test Rounds held on March 28 and 29. You’ve got one more month. (And hopefully no more problems with the site.) Make it count! Enter now.

 

NORTH AMERICA, SAY HELLO TO YOUR 2009 COMPETITORS!

LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, BOSTON, NEW YORK, TORONTO, AND CHICAGO PRESENT THEIR 2D, 3D, AND MOTION COMPETITORS FOR DIGITAL DESIGN TOURNAMENT 2009!

Out of the hundreds of entries that poured in during this year's Call for Competitors, after the nerve-racking reality check delivered by the Test Round experience, 112 competitors have reached the final selection for the seven cities that make up Cut&Paste's 2009 North American tour.

With the LA event kicking it all off on February 21, things are gonna get super hot super fast for them all. Looks to us like they're all ready to tear it up onstage, but don't take our word for it - get on over to your city page to see who they are, the colors they love, and what they're all about.

And then go buy your ticket to see them in action!

 

DEADLINES EXTENDED!

Deadlines for Digital Design Tournament 2009 have been extended. The new dates are as follows:

NORTH AMERICA - JANUARY 23
EUROPE & ASIA/PACIFIC - FEBRUARY 20

Test Rounds have been rescheduled accordingly and will now take place on the following dates:

NORTH AMERICA - Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25
EUROPE & ASIA/PACIFIC - Saturday, February 28, and Sunday, March 1

Clock's ticking. Good luck!

 

2009 CALL FOR COMPETITORS : ENTRY PERIOD STARTS NOW!

Digital Design Tournament 2009 is starting its engines. The annual Call for Competitors opens today, with two deadlines: January 14 for cities in North America, and February 6 for the Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.

Cut&Paste is producing THREE competitions for this year's tournament - 2D, 3D, and Motion Design - and throwing together the winners (all 48 of them!) for our first-ever GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP. You win your city, and we'll fly you to New York to go up against the world.

So don't get lazy and procrastinate, or the entry deadline will fly right on by and, before you know it, the show will start without you. Whip out your portfolios, finish what you're making, and get crackin' on your entry form. Hope to see you in NYC in June!

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