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 will work from their homes/schools and submit, before the deadline, a YouTube link to their films, which are then judged by industry artists. Over the years, more than 10,000 students from 153 schools have benefited from participating.
In 2022, the winning teams were awarded $180,000 in cash and prizes from past sponsors:
Toon Boom, Illumination, ASIFA-Hollywood, Animation Educators Forum, Bento Box, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, CSU Summer Arts, TAAFI, Wacom, TVPaint, DigiCel, Animation Magazine, Huion, CRC Press, Xencelabs, CTNX, X in a Box, Legends Animated, Mac Hollywood, Stuart NG Books, DreamWorks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Animation is Film and others!
The 24 Hour Animation Contest will happen from Friday, October 13th at 3 pm PT to Saturday, October 14th at 4 pm PT (online)