GRAPHIC Animation Competition
Sydney Opera House in partnership with Screen NSW invites the worldwide animation community to take part in Graphic: an online animation competition designed to celebrate the innovation, creativity, and imagination behind the art form.
Illustrators, animators and storytellers of all levels – from established to up-and-coming and newcomers – are encouraged to enter. The winning entry will score $20,000 prize money and be screened at a major Graphic Festival event at Sydney Opera House in August.
A panel of expert judges and members of the public will vote for the most original and creative animations over the course of 3 consecutive rounds.
The competition starts on June 10 and entries for Round 1 must be submitted by June 26.
How it works
Participants will be required to create 3 x 20 second animatics that come together to form a 3-part series. All styles of animation will be accepted and could be anything from a story board comic to stop motion to 3D. Live action will not be accepted. An entrant can be an individual or a creative team.
In round 1, entrants must create a 20 second animatic that includes ALL of the following elements:
i. Overarching theme: Recovery
ii. Characterising element: 7 years old
iii. Sound FX: A yawn
In rounds 2 and 3, entrants must build on their initial story and an additional element will need to be included in each animation.
Watch our introduction video from animation guru Rob Coleman and our 3 demonstration videos (on the right) which showcase different animation styles, the breadth of what can be done and how the supplied elements have been incorporated.
Visit the competition website at http://www.graphic.sydneyoperahouse.com.