We are challenging you to create your very own looping animation! And there are $1000 of prizes up for grabs!
You have 48 frames in which to create your animated masterpiece.
Remember the best way to achieve a loop is to ensure the first frame and the last frame match up.
You can use any medium you like:
- Traditional drawing
- Stop motion
- Pixel art
- Or a mix!
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration head over to:
Where you will find a catalogue of looping animations in a variety of different styles and mediums.
What is animation?
Animation is the illusion of motion through static images—making still things look like they’re moving.
Animation is everywhere! From feature films to ads on television; in video games and in the apps on our phones. Almost anything presented on screen has some animated components.
Note the following requirements:
- You must submit your work by 1 September 2020.
- Videos must be less than 30 seconds
- Submit using #FutureDesignersNZ. Post your videos or photos to Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter. Make sure your post is public so we can see it.
There are no rules of what materials or technology you can use. This is entirely up to your creative intent, and what resources you have access to.
Future designer champion
$500 Prize for the best submission
You will also be featured in and invited to our end of year exhibition. We will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website and Victoria University of Wellington’s YouTube channel. You will also receive a deluxe School of Design Innovation care package.
Number 8 wire
$250 Prize for the most innovative use of limited resources
Your entry will also be a part of our end of year exhibition, you will receive a School of Design Innovation care package, and an invitation to our end of year exhibition
$250 Prize for the submission chosen by high school teachers
Your name and work will also feature on the Future Designer’s website
Best in year level
You will receive an item of swag from the School of Design Innovation, and we will tag your work with a ‘top in year level’ badge.
Interview with a 3rd year Media Design student
Challenge #2 printable A4/A3 poster for high schools. Download PDf.
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