SAE Alumni Awards & SAE Students Awards 2017

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

SAE Awards 2017The annual SAE Alumni Awards honour outstanding media productions. Show us your best work and win for yourself and your Alumni chapter or campus! This year, we are introducing a second tier of SAE Awards, the SAE Student Awards, and are calling for projects from current students from all around the world. The awards have come to stand as a springboard for participants, helping them establish their position in a professional environment.

“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 projects and take home one of the highly coveted trophies!

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


Awards TrophyParticipate for a chance to win:

  • SAE Alumni Awards Crystal trophy / SAE Students Awards trophy
  • Free trip* to the SAE Alumni Convention 2017, including a seminar pass and access to the exhibition, awards ceremony and legendary awards party with free beer.
  • €500 prize money. (Alumni Awards only)
  • A trophy for your chapter or campus
  • Honour and glory!

The award winning 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 award winning categories for the SAE Students 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 … and save the date for this year’s distinguished awards ceremonies at the SAE Alumni Convention in Cologne!

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

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2017

SAE Alumni Awards: Open to all. You can also nominate others for projects of outstanding quality.

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 (including your final project). For more information see our entry guidelines.

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

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