We are challenging you to create your very own looping animation! 

Submit by 12th December 2022

You have 48 frames in which to create your animated masterpiece. And there are $850 of prizes up for grabs!   

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 
  • 3D 
  • 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.  

Extra Challenge

Push yourself to achieve a high-quality animation with a limited number of frames! Using 24 frames, or even 12, can you use composition, framing, illustration and movement to create something just as expressive as a 48 frame loop?


Note the following requirements:

  • You must submit your work by 12 December 2022.
  • 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. Or email us at futuredeisigners@vuw.ac.nz

There are no rules about what materials or technology you can use. This is entirely up to your creative intent and what resources you have access to. 

Interview with a 3rd year Media Design student


Future designer champion

$400 Prize for the best submission

We will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website and you will also receive a deluxe School of Design Innovation care package.

Future Designer Runner Up

$250 Future Designer Runner Up

We will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website and you will receive a School of Design Innovation care package.

Extra Challenge Winner

$200 Prize for the best submission addressing the Extra Challenge

Your name and work will feature on the Future Designer’s website. You will receive some School of Design Innovation swag

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