Red Bull UK announced Canimation, a competition for those passionate about animation, regardless of experience. The participants are encouraged to be as imaginative as they like but there is one rule—Red Bull’s blue and silver can must be the centre piece of the video.
UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents aged 16 and over are welcome to submit their no more than two minutes in length HD videos to Vimeo. The videos can be captured in three animation categories: Stop-motion, CGI, Drawn. There are also two categories of participants: students and all other people.
Red Bull promises to give participants’ creativity wings and six winners will get prizes. The winners will be judged by a panel of five international judges who are established animators from such studios as 4Creative, 12foot6, The Mill, Aardman and by the animation specialist of British Animation Awards.
Students could win monthly internships in some of the above-listed animation studios for either one or two months, and the general public winners will receive animation software and hardware prizes. The Red Bull Canimation competition will award a total of 6 prizes on 15 December 2011.
The deadline is November 15 and entry is free. Once participants upload their videos to Vimeo, they can submit through the Red Bull Canimation site.
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