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Gumby Fest 2015 Issues Call for Entries

Amateur animators invited to submit original stop-motion animation videos for grand prize Clokey Trophy named after Gumby creator Art Clokey.

GLENDORA, CA -- Leading up to the Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival, taking place September 18-20 in Glendora, CA, organizers are inviting amateur animators to compete in a stop-motion animation competition. Awards for the best stop-motion animation videos will be bestowed at the Haugh Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 19.

Contest rules and information are available at There is a $15 entry fee, and entries are due no later than 4:59 PM EST Wednesday, August 19. 

Family-friendly films completed after January 1, 2013 are eligible to participate. Only films under 10 minutes using stop-motion animation and pixilation will be considered.

Stop-motion and pixilation films may be submitted to one of three following categories:

  • Independent: Films produced outside of an academic environment and not submitted as part of a course or as an assignment.
  • Academic College: Films produced in a college academic environment as part of a course or as an assignment.
  • Academic Ages 12-18: Films produced in an academic environment as part of a course or as an assignment.

Each category will be judged individually for best in a category ($250 prize each). There will be a Best In Festival grand prize, regardless of category, which includes the Clokey Trophy, named after Gumby creator Art Clokey, and $500. Industry professionals within the Los Angeles region will judge entries.

Proceeds from the Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival 2015 will go to the Citrus College Foundation to benefit the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The festival will be staged at the college’s Haugh Center for the Performing Arts complex that includes the 1,400-seat auditorium, a 125-seat theater, rehearsal halls, computer labs, art studios, classrooms, a large technical theater sound stage, dance studio, and a state-of-the-art audio recording complex. 

The Festival will feature Gumby Through the Years presented by Joe Clokey, son of creator Art Clokey; a Gumby Museum of memorabilia; film and video screenings; panel discussions by film stop-motion animators; art workshops along with plenty of games, contests and activities for the whole family.

The Gumby television series was produced from 1960 to late ’70s in Glendora. Gumby debuted on NBC’s Howdy Doody Show and became an instant success to get his own series on the network. Gumby and his friends went on to star in more than 230 TV episodes and a movie.

Source: Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.