Welcome to SIGGRAPH 2021

Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is sponsored by Microsoft and offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. Check out the results from the SRC below!


Undergraduate Division

First Place: Félix Cantet (ESGI)
Procedural Real-Time Live Drawing Animation

Graduate Division

First Place: Aaron Demolder (Bournemouth University)
Enabling Reflective and Refractive Depth Representation in Computer-generated Holography 

Second Place: Wei Sen Loi (University of British Columbia)
Multi-scale Computational Visualization of Angle-dependent and Roughness-sensitive Plasmonic Structural Coloration

Third Place: Jessica Baron (Clemson University)
Procedural Shading for Rendering the Appearance of Feathers

Call for Submissions

Submit to Student Research Competition


Tue, 20 April 2021
00:00 +00:00 GMT

To enter the ACM Student Research Competition, please Submit a Poster by 20 April and check “yes” in the “Would you like to submit to the ACM Student Research Competition” box on the submission form. To be eligible for the ACM Student Research Competition:


  • The submitted work must be largely the work of the submitter.
  • The submitter must be enrolled in a university of college at the time of content entry.
  • The submitter must have an active ACM student membership.

Posters selected to compete in the SRC are judged in two stages. In the first stage, a panel of distinguished judges views the SRC posters during the poster sessions and selects 6-8 of the semi-finalists – one group of undergraduate submissions, and one group of graduate submissions. These finalists present their work during the ACM Student Research Competition Final Presentation. At the end of the presentations, the judges announce the first-, second, and third-place winners in the undergraduate and graduate categories. First-place undergraduate and graduate winners go on to the Student Research Competition Grand Finals.

ACM’s Student Research Competition program covers expenses up to $500 for all students who participate in the Student Research Competition. The first-place winner also receives a $500 cash prize, the second-place winner $300, and the third-place winner $200.