Call for Entries: 3rd Annual Pipeline Awards

May 11, 2016



For the third year in a row, we're bringing back the Pipeline Awards! What are the Pipeline Awards? They're our way of recognizing the creative geniuses far behind the screen - the heroes who make laborious processes better and faster for studios of all sizes, regardless of if they use Shotgun or not.

Nominate cools tools & pipeline heroes  
If you know about tools, integration projects or people we should consider for a Pipeline Award - either yourself, someone in your studio, or any tool you've come across that impressed you - let us know. Email your nomination to by June 20. Just send us a note indicating whether you're nominating a tool or person with a brief description of the tool or write-up of what the person has done that demonstrates their Pipeline Hero-ness.

The Framestore Pipeline Team accepting a Hero Award last year

What we're looking for
Pipeline Shotty Awards recognize excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage (whether or not it involves Shotgun). Maybe you have a super-visual animation pose library right inside Maya, or a tool developed to facilitate VR, track the business-side of things for ROI purposes, or streamline review, or just a super cool hack! Pipeline Hero Awards recognize individuals who regularly share best practices on the dev list or forums, or have developed tools that have been widely adopted by the industry. Check out the 2015 Pipeline Award Recipients.

We'll present the Awards at SIGGRAPH again this year (details to come), toast them at our annual SIGGRAPH party, and announce them right here on the blog.

Looking forward to your submissions!
The Shotgunners