The 2014 ceremony of the British Animation awards has announced the newest categories for judging this year. Some of the newly added categories include best Voice Performance, Best Animation in Visual Effects, and Best Motion Graphics.

From the source article, here is the full list of regular categories that will join these new ones:

Best Student Film
Best Short Film
Best Children’s Pre-school Series
Best Children’s Series
Best Mixed Media Children’s Series
Best commercial: 2D
Best Commercial 3D
Best Film/TV Graphics
Best Animation: Long form
Best Commissioned Animation

The British Animation Awards will be held on March 7th, 2014 at the BFI in South Bank, London. The purpose of it is to celebrate animation including short films, motion graphics, and even music videos (my favorite!). It is held every 2 years since 1996, and this year the BAA director Jayne Phillips, says things will be special.

BAA Director, Jayne Phillips, said: “With the dramatic upsurge in production following the recent tax-break changes and various other new initiatives to develop production potential, infra red structure and training within the UK, we plan to make BAA 2014 a truly celebratory occasion.”

I think it’s really cool that they’re adding the new categories. Computer animation is all consuming these days!