Nickelodeon launches storyboard competition
Created 06/09/1999 - 23:00
Nickelodeon's Worldwide Development Group, an international team of
Nickelodeon creative and development executives, is launching Nickelodeon's
first global animation storyboard competition. The competition is open to
animators around the world. Six winners will be given the opportunity to
produce a one to three minute animated short based on their winning
storyboard and have it air on Nickelodeon channels around the world.
Nickelodeon is looking for innovative animators with fresh,
character-driven ideas that are irreverent, edgy, and contemporary, and at
the same time look at the world from a kid's point of view. The storyboards
should appeal to kids in the six to fouteen age group. Entries are due
August 31, 1999, and will be judged by a panel of experts from the
television, entertainment, and animation industries. Six winners will be
picked in October. WDG will then commission animated shorts from the
winners, and each animator will receive $15,000 for production of the
short. The deadline for delivery of completed shorts is February 1, 2000.
Once the shorts are made, judges will award $3500 to the top short, and
$1500 to the runner-up. Complete entry rules and forms can be obtained by
writing to Nickelodeon Animation Storyboard Competition, Nickelodeon
International - London, 180 Oxford Street, London, England W1N 0DS. Entries
will not be accepted unless they are accompanied by an entry form.