Call for entries – Animation16, 9th Annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition – deadline 18 March 2016

The 9th Annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition run by the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, has launched!

The competition is open to all UK school students aged 7-19.

The Awards Ceremony will be at the National Media Museum in Bradford on 12 July 2016.

The competition is open now, for teacher registration, at

Teacher registration is FREE and carries no obligation to submit any entries. All registered teachers will receive FREE colour A2-sized Animation16 posters for their school, sent out in early-October.

To get your free posters — while stocks last! — register at the website or log in using your existing credentials.

Entrants can create their animations (time limit: 1 minute) using any of the following programs: Scratch, Adobe Flash, Alice, Blender, Maya, 3DS Max, Muvizu, Synfig Studio, Serif Draw Plus, KoolMoves, or SWiSH Max4

3DS Max and Maya are free from Autodesk to all Schools: see

There are great prizes for the winners, and trophies for schools. Winners will be announced in May 2016.

Last year’s Animation15 competition was bigger than ever, with over 820 entries from 127 schools across the UK, from 1,057 students. We awarded prizes to 42 students (working as individuals, or in groups, max size 4) from 26 schools. You can see all the winning entries on our Youtube channel:

Key dates

* 18 March 2016: Deadline for submitting entries
* 12 July 2016: Awards Day at the National Media Museum

Key contacts

* Website:
* Enquiries:
* Twitter: @AnimationComp #Animation16
* Facebook:

Animation16 is funded by Electronic Arts, Autodesk, and Microsoft, in association with Computing At School and cs4fn.