SAE Awards 2019/20

The SAE Awards 2019/20

This is the 15th anniversary of the SAE Awards, our acclaimed creative-media competition. Present your projects to the public and receive the recognition you deserve!

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

“Now celebrating their 15th 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 Björn Schmelter, Marketing Manager for the GSA region 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!

The SAE Awards Ceremony will take place in June 2020 as part of the annual SAE Convention.



The SAE Awards crystal trophy

Honour and glory for yourself and your SAE campus!

A paid trip* to the SAE Alumni Convention 2020 including seminar pass, exhibition access, awards ceremony and afterparty

500 Euro prize money (Alumni Categories only) *

* Please note that although this is an international contest the SAE Alumni Association will only pay prize money and cover travel expenses for winners from countries which are officially supporting the SAE Awards. These are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, Spain, Italy and Sweden.



The Submission Deadline is February 21st 2020

Please send a web-transfer with your submission including the fully completed registration form (PDF-file, download below) to your Alumni chapter president. Here’s the contact list: Chapter Presidents

We will send you an email once we have received your submission, and another email after the judging panel.

Submissions are judged on quality, not quantity. The judges will consider the technical, creative and overall quality of your work with regards to your role(s) in the project.


The STUDENTS categories are:

Best Audio Project
Best Cross Media Project
Best Film & TV Project
Best Games Programming Project
Best Game Art Project
Best Music Business Project
Best VFX Project
Best Web Project

The ALUMNI categories are:

Best VFX Production
Best Music Production
Best Audio Production (non-music)
Best Film & TV Production
Best Game Production
Best Online Production
Best Start Up

you find further information about each category in the registration form which you can download here:




Best of luck to all participants!

Your SAE Awards Team