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  1. The competition opens for entries on Monday 5 September 2011. The deadline for submitting entries is 23:59 on Friday 23 March 2012 .
  2. The competition is open only to students aged 11-19 enrolled at schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). SSAT schools outside of the UK, since these are inspected by OFSTED, are also eligible to enter. Students studying at University are not eligible to enter.
  3. We can only accept programs created using Greenfoot.
  4. We can only accept programs which are interactive.
  5. Entries can only be accepted if submitted on-line using the official competition entry form webpage, which will be open when the competition launches.
  6. Your program must be connected in some way to the theme of “Codebreaker”.
  7. Entries must be original works created by the individual or team submitting the entry. However we do realise that it is entirely appropriate that school students entering may receive professional support from teachers/classroom assistants, as part of the usual teaching and learning process.
  8. There is no restriction on the number of separate entries an individual or team may make. However, if an individual or team submits multiple entries, the content of each entry must be substantially different.
  9. If your entry incorporates music, sound samples, text, or images, you must own the rights to use that material, and you will be asked, during the submission process, to confirm that you own the rights. For ideas about sources of freely-usable music, this article from The Guardian has lots of pointers.
  10. The University of Manchester and Computing At School reserves the right to reject any entry which, in its view, contains inappropriate material.
  11. When you submit an entry you grant The University of Manchester and Computing at School permission to make unrestricted use of the entry in future, for educational or publicity purposes. In such use, the University and Computing At School will ensure that the author/school is clearly acknowledged.
  12. Submitted entries may be exhibited at the annual Animation Festival, and displayed on webpages hosted by The University of Manchester and Computing At School, which will also contain entrants' and schools' names (but no further contact details).
  13.  The University of Manchester and Computing At School will keep your contact data confidential and will not release it to any other parties.
UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is hosted annually by The University of Manchester, School of Computer Science.