SAE Alumni Awards & SAE Students Awards 2017

2017 marks the 12th anniversary of the SAE Awards, our acclaimed creative-media competition. Present your projects to the public and receive the recognition you deserve!

SAE Awards 2017The annual SAE Awards honour outstanding media productions. Show us your best work and win for yourself and your alumni chapter or campus! The awards have established themselves as a springboard for participants, helping them succeed in a professional environment.

SAE Alumni Awards: Open to all.

SAE Students Awards: Open to all current SAE students (or 2017 graduates) at the diploma, bachelor, or master level. Submit your best project created during your studies at SAE.

“Now celebrating their 12th anniversary, the SAE Alumni Awards have become well established and prestigious throughout the creative industries. For the winners, this means additional kudos for their professional careers,” explains Götz Hannemann, European Marketing Manager at SAE Institute. “Once again, we are excited to see what interesting entries will be submitted in this year’s competition.”

Submit your best project and take home one of the highly coveted trophies!

A panel of experienced judges from SAE Institute will evaluate all submitted projects.

Awards TrophyParticipate for a chance to win:

  • SAE Alumni Awards crystal trophy / SAE Student Awards trophy
  • Paid trip* to the SAE Alumni Convention 2017 in Cologne, Germany, including seminar pass and access to exhibition, awards ceremony and legendary convention party with free beer.
  • €500 cash prize (Alumni Awards only)
  • Honour and glory for yourself and your Alumni chapter / campus!


* Please note that although this is an international competition, the SAE Alumni Association will not cover expenses for travel from outside of Europe.

The categories for the SAE Alumni Awards are:

  • Best Music Production
  • Best Audio Production
  • Best Film Production
  • Best Animation Production
  • Best Game Production
  • Best Online Production

The categories for the SAE Student Awards are:

  • Best Audio Project
  • Best Music Business Project
  • Best Cross-Media Project
  • Best Web Project
  • Best Film & TV Project
  • Best Animation Project
  • Best Game Project

 Check the entry guidelines, prepare your project and contact your SAE Alumni chapter president for submission … and save the date for this year’s awards ceremony at the SAE Alumni Convention in Cologne on October 19th, 2017.

See the entry guidelines for details.

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2017


Special thanks to Blackmonkey for the incredibly awesome clips and graphics of the 2016 show