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24 HOURS Animation Contest Winners Revealed

Watch the winning films - 300 student teams from 17 countries took part in the annual challenge to produce a 30-second animation in under 24 hours; over $150K in prize packs and cash were awarded to 7 teams.

This year’s 24 HOURS Animation Contest saw record participation, with 300 teams from 86 schools from 17 countries (Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Indian, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S.) submitted films. In total, 1,500 students worldwide accepted the challenge, competing in teams of five, to produce a 30-second animated film in under 24 hours.

The free international event, which took place October 21, was hosted by California State University, Long Beach animation professor Aubry Mintz. Teams worked from their home school and submitted a YouTube link to their films prior to the deadline.

The films were judged by a volunteer panel of animation professionals including Angela Abeyti; Grace Babineau; Todd DeJong; Karina Gazizova; Rebecca Kartzmark, Kimmie King; Ira Owens; Nathan Palm; and Ryan Stapleton.

Sponsoring companies awarded seven teams prize packs and cash totaling over $150,000. Sponsors included Toon Boom; Illumination; ASIFA-Hollywood; Nickelodeon; Bento Box; TAAFI (Toronto Animated Arts Festival International); CSU Summer Arts; Wacom; TVPaint; Digicel; Animation Magazine; CTNX; CRC Press; X in a Box; Xencelabs; Mac Hollywood; Stuart Ng Books; Animation is Film; DreamWorks; Pixar; Sony Pictures Animation; and Walt Disney Animation.

Check out the winning teams and their films:

Behind the Scenes Prize

Team: Ramsey Ratscallions - Middle Tennessee State University

Ramseys Ratscallions BTS:

Best High School (in 7th place):

Team Clam - Sisler High School, Manitoba, Canada


College Winners:

5th place: The Goofy Funners - Seneca College, Ontario, Canada

Fungal Future:

4th place: The Doodlers - California State University Long Beach

Premium Vision:

3rd place: Shepard90 - Fundação Amando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil

Made to Last:

2nd place: Keyframe Coffee Break - California State University Long Beach

Atomic Shores:

1st place:  BBB - Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada

Get Out:

Check out the 24 HOURS Animation Contest YouTube page to see all the films.

Source: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.