Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that 2011 Computer Animation graduates Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis were winners in the 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition, capturing the Bronze Medal in the Animation category. Geller and Lewis were among only 15 students from colleges and universities around the world who were honored as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official awards ceremony held June 11 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. According to the Academy, winners are chosen from entries received by more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide. While all winners knew they would each receive an award, their placement – Gold, Silver or Bronze – was not revealed until the ceremony. In addition to a trophy, Geller and Lewis received a $2,000 prize.

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