About the competition

What is it? The annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is all about enthusing schoolchildren about Computer Science, and to use computers creatively.

Who can enter? Students aged 7-19 at UK schools and colleges. It’s free to enter. Teachers: register here.

How to enter? Entrants create an original key-frame computer animation, up to one minute in length, using eligible software including: Alice, Flash, Scratch, Blender, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Maya, and Serif DrawPlus. Entries can be from individuals or from small teams. Prizes are awarded by age category (KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5).

What are the prizes? Laptops, iPads, iPods, games consoles, vouchers…!

When are the prizes awarded? At our summer Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day, held at The University of Manchester.

Here are the full rules for the competition.