Now in our 18th year, the 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students challenges its participants to create a 30 second film based on a given theme in a designated 24-hour period. Teams work from their home school and submit a Youtube link of their films before the deadline, which are judged by industry artists. This year’s theme was: “How this pandemic affected you.”
This has been such a successful event with the student’s attendance rapidly growing each year. This year we had 197 teams from 64 schools (colleges and high schools) from 11 countries (Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and United States!) compete.
This contest teaches our students much about working together, meeting deadlines and making creative decisions under pressure. Although it is quite a bit to do in such a short time, every year we always have completed, 30-second colored films AND they all have a lot of fun and return for more each year – so it’s a proven model they really enjoy.
Congratulations to team AU REVOIR HANDS of Sheridon College, from Ontario, Canada for their first-place prize for their film entitled A Ray of Hope! We will be sharing all of this year’s films on Youtube for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing students back to compete again next year. See you in 8736 HOURS!!! Sincerely, Aubry Mintz, 24 HOURS Contest Creator