Best GIF 2020 – La Guarimba Film Festival

La Guarimba Film Festival is joining forces with GIPHY Arts to give the BEST GIF AWARD 2020. The contest is open to any artist who can create original GIFs and there are no participation fees.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ To join, simply create a GIPHY account, upload your GIF masterpiece before the 30th June, and tag it #LaGuarimba2020 for a chance to win $500! All eligible submissions will be made available on the giphy.com/laguarimba channel and a selection will be screened this summer during La Guarimba.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You can find all the information here: https://www.laguarimba.com/giphy/⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The VIII edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival will be held this year from 7th to 12th August 2020 in Amantea (Calabria, Southern Italy).⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ "Bringing the cinema back to the people and the people to the cinema", is the goal of La Guarimba, a goal that this year seems essential like never before. Thanks to GIPHY Arts we will also be extending our mission online, offering the opportunity to artists worldwide to express themselves and be showcased on our open-air 12-meter screen.

4th Annual Healthier Design Innovation Contest

For the first year, we are extending the contest to students outside of the United States. To be eligible to enter, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking design program. We will choose winners who exemplify healthy material innovation and advocacy in design. Entries can include models, prototypes, artwork or visual media. We also require documentation of the design process through pictures, drawings/short videos, etc. Another important requirement is an annotated life-cycle diagram summarizing the carbon impact of your design in order to understand how your design responds to the current global climate emergency.

Swiss Original Handmade Creative Project (Awards Eur 36,000)

For centuries, the Swiss tradition of Emmentaler AOP cheese production has focused on the art of cheesemaking, on artisan skills and on HAND MADE expertise, all underpinned by a caring attitude towards nature, time, materials, know-how and the vital energy of the environment we live in. In order to be able to continue to read, refresh and interpret its own values in an innovative, contemporary and disruptive way, from the outset Emmentaler Switzerland has always been very keen and interested in engaging, supporting and promoting the world of art, talent and creativity for all. As was the case in past competitions, exhibitions and communication initiatives, Emmentaler Switzerland is launching a new open creative competition for the collection, valorisation and exhibition of a broad selection of works and thematic artworks. THE SWISS ORIGINAL As part of the new globalisation of recent decades, we have learned to appreciate not only certain values and products shared by many civilisations, but also values and products expressly linked to the geographical, historical and cultural origins of specific local areas. This competition aims to collect, valorise and exhibit artworks that tell stories of Swiss originality. Originality intended in terms of both methods and content that are more specifically and quintessentially “Swiss”, as well as those that are more ironic, interpretative and disruptive. For all information: https://bit.ly/SwissOriginal CONTEST TIMELINE Upload phase: 29th April 2019 – 5th September 2019 Community Vote: 5th September 2019 – 19th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Jury Vote: from 5th September 2019 Winner announcement: during the Exhibition-Event, in November 2019 AWARDS The total award pool amounts to €36,000.00, split into 6 awards and 6 special mentions. Entering the competition is free and open to everyone over the age of 18 on the date of registration, without any limit of nationality, profession, education, expertise or other form of restriction, except for being 18 at the time of participating in the contest. Contest under the patronage of Brera - Accademia di Belle Arti and with the support of Cumulus Association EXHIBITION - EVENT In the first half of November 2019, a major Exhibition-Event will be organised in Milan featuring the winning projects, the projects that receive mentions and a broad selection of those deemed to be of high quality and pertinent in consideration of the general objectives of the competition. PANEL OF JUDGES Andrea Amichetti, Zero - Founder Stefano Aronica, Consortium Emmentaler AOP Giovanna Frova, [...]

iAniMagic Animation Competition: Animal Party

Get ready to combine your love of animation and animals into one masterpiece – the iAniMagic Competition is back! The 8th iAniMagic, starting from August 1st, invites you to show off your animation skills whilst demonstrating your love for animals. The big winner this year will receive a monetary prize worth 700USD and more! CONTEST THEME Your animation submission must use animals as the main character of your work. It can be a horse running freely in the wild, a cat warrior fighting against intruders in a fantasy world, a cute, fluffy dog wiggling its bottom walking majestically down the street, or anything else you can imagine! CONTEST GUIDELINES You must create your contest entries on Animation Desk Download the free app here: iOS, Android, Windows Your submissions should be between 15-30 seconds long You may enter as many submissions as you like There is no cost for entering the contest   CONTEST PRIZES Golden Award – USD 700 cash prize,  video showcased on Animation Desk App Store page, featured interview on Kdan’s platforms Silver Award – USD 600 cash prize, featured interview on Kdan’s platforms Bronze Award – USD 500 cash prize, featured interview on Kdan’s platforms Best Creativity – USD 300 cash prize Best Art – USD 300 cash prize Best Technique – USD 300 cash prize Staff Pick (3 winners) –  FIGMA Model Doll Audience Award (3 winners)  – USD 100 EXCLUSIVE STUDENTS AWARDS – FOR SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS For students verified institutional emails, we have a separate student competition with the same prizes to reward their fantastic work. They would not only would they receive cash prizes and be featured on Kdan’s platforms, but also get 30 sets of promo code to access Creativity 365 suite. If you are a faculty or staff member interested in this contest, please contact us and register as a participating institution. JUDGES Ian Chung, 2D animator at Studio2, Winner of iAniMagic 2017 Facebook, Vimeo, and Tumblr   Usman Riaz, TED senior follower, Artist, animator and composer. Mano Animation Studio, Instagram,  TED Profile, TEDxKyoto   Isabel Bouttens, 2D animators, Art Teacher Website and Vimeo   IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER Entry open:  01 August 2019 – 31 October 2019 Winner announcement:  30 November 2019on Animation Desk Facebook   Please visit the competition website for more details.  

Creative Conscience Awards 2019

The Creative Conscience Awards welcome projects by students and graduates (of up to two years) from any creative discipline. The deadline for 2018 has now passed, but we’ll be launching the 2019 awards at the end of this year. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. You can enter the awards solo or in a team (of up to six), and can choose your own issue to tackle or work from one of our exciting briefs.

Prix Ars Electronica 2019

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

Total Prize: €53,000

29th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2019

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb invites submissions for the 29th edition of the Festival, taking place 3-8 June 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

Total Prize: 8,500€