The Society for Animation Studies is happy to announce that the recipient of this year’s Maureen Furniss Award for Best Student Paper on Animated Media is Brittany Bailey, Arts University Bournemouth, for “Can Video Games Make us More Ethically Informed?” – a piece that is both fabulous and our first video game-themed winner!

The selection committee has also awarded Honorable Mentions to the following thought-provoking, eloquent works:

Elena Altheman, Concordia University, for “Adventure Time’s World Building: Analyzing its Opening Title Sequence and the Mobile Map”

Jessie Francis, a recent Arts University Bournemouth graduate (take a bow, AUB!), for “‘I Look Once More’: Cultural Imperialism and Consumerism within Pocahontas (1995) and Lilo and Stitch (2002)”.

Congratulations to all three scholars on this well-deserved recognition!
Please keep an eye out for their work in a future volume of