CMS Legends of Creature Design Scholarship Rules


The Legends of Creature Design Scholarship (“LOCD”) is an annual award presented by Cinema Makeup School. This Scholarship has been introduced to identify promising creature and concept artists who are interested in studying makeup and effects at the highest level.

The LOCD Scholarship will consist of a $10,000 scholarship award to be applied towards any Cinema Makeup School program at its Los Angeles campus, and will be awarded to one person based on a review of creature art submissions. The selected recipient of the LOCD Scholarship will be officially notified and confirmed by electronic mail. The winner will be announced through the online resources of Cinema Makeup School.

To Apply: LOCD Scholarship applications may be submitted by anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who will be eligible to enroll at the time of their first class. The finalists and winner will be personally selected by the scholarship sponsor, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.

Entrants should prepare:

  • Up to eight (8) images showing one (1) original creature design, including both the finished design and the work done to arrive at the final design. Creature design can be in the medium of the entrant’s choice (sculpture, drawing, painting, or digital).
  • A description of the creature’s origins or backstory and how the design incorporates the origin or backstory.
  • A personal statement about your life, ambitions, and any adversity faced in your life. This is your opportunity to tell us what makes you special and why you want to attend Cinema Makeup School.

Complete applications must be received no later than October 31st 2019, at 12 PM noon (Pacific Standard Time), and may be received electronically via the linked form, or by regular mail to Cinema Makeup School, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Cinema Makeup School is not responsible for applications not received.

The winner will be chosen based upon a qualitative review of submitted materials. All decisions are final.

Note: The awardee is a representative of Cinema Makeup School. If the awardee’s conduct, whether public or private, violates the school’s codes of conduct or tarnishes the school’s image, the scholarship award will be revoked.

Terms & Conditions apply.*

*Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
CMS reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not comply with the scholarship rules at any time. The Legends of Creature Design Scholarship is open to all U.S. and international applicants. Rules, restrictions, prize details, and guidelines are subject to change without notice. The decision of the judges shall be final. By entering, each applicant agrees to Cinema Makeup School’s Terms & Conditions and grants Cinema Makeup School the right to use their names, likenesses and any and all images from their entry for publicity and marketing purposes.Each Scholarship winner must meet the enrollment pre-requisites for Cinema Makeup School. Enrollment requirements: each individual must be over the age of 17 by the time they begin classes, and must have proof of high school completion or its equivalent. The Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. residents and to international students who must meet the requirement of qualification for an M-1 student visa under the regulations of the U.S. Department of State. The winner must be able to provide confirmation of requirements within seven (7) days of the announcement as the winner, or the Scholarship will go to the runner-up. The Scholarship can be used only at the Los Angeles campus. The recipient must start classes within one year of being selected as the Legends of Creature Design Scholarship Winner. There is no cash award or cash value for unused funds. Scholarship awards are non-transferable. Only the winners are guaranteed notification. By accepting the Scholarship, each winner grants Cinema Makeup School and the right to use their names and likenesses for publicity purposes related to the Scholarship and School.Last updated: 9/4/19

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