The submission period for entries for the 42nd annual Annie Awards has opened, and the ASIFA-Hollywood-backed kudos for animation has added a new category. Hopefuls can now submit entries for character animation in a videogame. The deadline for all submissions is midnight PT on Monday, Nov. 5.

Other than a few excepted categories, all entries must be from productions released in the United States between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. Submissions for short subjects, student films, television commercials and special productions are exempted from having to have been released in the U.S.

Submissions can be made online at https://submissions.annieawards.org/. All 36 categories and rules can be accessed at http://annieawards.org/rules-and-categories/

The Annie Awards will be held on Jan. 31, 2015, at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.