New Animation Competition for schools

Animation12 - The UK Schools Computer Animation Competition - is now open!

Animation12 is a free-to-enter, not-for-profit competition run by The University of Manchester, designed to enthuse young people about Computer Science and ICT.

For full details, and to register to enter (and receive a free poster!), please visit:

   www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/Animation

The competition is open to all UK schoolchildren aged between 7 and 19.

Entrants can create their animations (maximum duration: 1 minute) using any of the following programs: Alice, Scratch, Adobe Flash, Serif DrawPlus, Blender, KoolMoves and SWiSH Max.

There are great prizes, and the Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day will be held at The University of Manchester in July 2012.

The 2011 competition attracted over 900 entries from more than 150 schools, with 45 prize-winning students, and over 400 children, teachers and familiies attending the Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day at Manchester. You can see a video about the day, and see all the winning entries, at:

   www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/Animation

Key dates

* 23 March 2012: Deadline for submitting entries.

* 13 July 2012: Animation Festival and

Inspirational Computer Science Day at Manchester

Key contacts

* Website: www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/Animation

* Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Animation12 is funded by Electronic Arts, Google, and NESTA as part of the National Games and Visual Effects Skills Initiative, and in association with BAFTA and cs4fn.