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Call for Entries: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

Don’t miss this great competition where student teams create a 30 second film on a given theme in a designated 24 hours; registration deadline is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

This fall marks the 19th year that Aubry Mintz, current director of Animation & Visual Effects at Chapman University, began his 24 HOURS Animation Contest to challenge his students at Laguna College of Art and Design. The contest was created to help students work harder, work as a team, meet deadlines, and make creative decisions under pressure. Today, the 24 HOURS Animation Contest has over 1,500 students competing from more than 65 schools (universities and high schools) across 10 countries.

Student teams are challenged to create a 30 second film based on a given theme in a designated 24-hour period. Teams work from their home school and submit a Youtube link of their films before the deadline, which is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST. – Register here.

The contest is free to participants and is funded by industry sponsorships. Past sponsors have included Bento Box; Toon Boom; Animation Magazine; TAAFI; ASIFA- Hollywood; Illumination; CSU Summer Arts; CTNX; TVPaint; Wacom; CRC Press; DigiCel; Eclipse Tech; Mac Hollywood; Stuart NG Books; Your Animation Journey; Netflix Animation; DreamWorks; Nickelodeon; Disney; Pixar; and Sony Pictures Animation. This year’s sponsors are currently lining up and will be updated on the 24 HOURS Facebook page.        

"The sponsorships provide incredible prizes for seven (7) winning teams (including one for High School teams) with a variety of incentives including rare swag from animation studios, software, equipment, books and cash prizes,” shared Mintz. “The last two years, to help our participants during the pandemic, we have been able to provide equipment for teams in need for virtual participation. This year, teams will work again from home and their respective schools, and then submit a YouTube link of their films before the deadline."

Films are judged by a volunteer panel of animation professionals who are currently being assembled, and winners will be announced a week after the event closes.                            

Information on the 24 HOURS Animation Contest is available here and on the event’s Facebook.

Check out past films made in 24 hours here.

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