SAE Alumni Awards & SAE Students Awards 2016 

2016 marks the 11th anniversary of the SAE Alumni Awards, our highly acclaimed competition within the creative media. Present your work to the public and receive the recognition you deserve!


With the annual SAE Alumni Awards we honour outstanding media productions. Show us the best you’ve got and win for you and your Alumni chapter or campus! This year we introduce a second series of SAE Awards: The SAE Students Awards, where we accept projects from current students all around the world. The awards serve as a springboard for many participants to help them establish their position in a professional environment. 


“Now celebrating its 11th Anniversary, the SAE Alumni Awards have become well established and prestigious throughout the creative industries. For the winners it means additional kudos for their professional careers.” commented Götz Hannemann, European Marketing Manager at SAE Institute. “We are again excited to see what interesting entries will be submitted for this year’s competition.”


Submit your favourite project and win one of the highly acclaimed trophies!

A panel of highly regarded SAE Institute judges will evaluate the projects submitted. 

Take part and win:

  • SAE Alumni Awards Crystal Trophy / SAE Students Awards Trophy 
  • Free trip* to the SAE Alumni Convention 2016, incl. seminar pass, exhibition access, awards ceremony and legendary convention party with free beer.
  • 500€ prize money. (Alumni Awards only)
  • Your chapter/campus receives an additional trophy as well.
  • Honour and glory!

The award winning categories for both the SAE Alumni Awards and the SAE Students Awards  are: …

  • Best Music Production
  • Best Audio Production
  • Best Film Production
  • Best Animation Production
  • Best Game Production
  • Best Web Production 
  • Best Cross Media Production


Check the entry guidelines, prepare your project and contact your SAE Alumni Chapter President … and save the date for this year’s distinguished awards ceremony at the SAE Alumni Convention in Cologne!


Please note that for the SAE Alumni Awards you can also nominate someone else’s project! See the entry guidelines for details.


 Submission Deadline: 10th August 2016



SAE Alumni Awards: Everyone can participate. You can also nominate others if you find their project outstanding.


SAE Students Awards: You can participate if you are currently an SAE Student or have been earlier this year (2016), either at a diploma-, bachelor- or master-course. You can submit the best project you've created during your time as an SAE student (including your final project). For more information see our entry guidelines.


* The SAE Alumni Association mainly operates in Europe. Please note that you can participate in the contest if you live outside of Europe, but in case you're winnning we unfortunately will not be able to compensate for your travel expenses to Cologne.