Calling All Animators!

Show off your animation skills and you could win a $25,000 cash prize. To enter, submit your own animated short video that meets the following requirements.

  • No more than 60 seconds in length
  • Must be in English or nonverbal
  • Keep it clean – no violence, nudity, etc.
  • No copyrighted images or trademarks

*Contest is only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec). Please read full Official Contest Rules for eligibility and entry submission requirements. See Official Contest Rules for full details.

How It Works

Submit your video by July 27, 2018 using the entry form below.

Round 1: A panel of judges selected by will review all submissions and select the top 10 Semi-Finalists based on predetermined judging criteria.

Round 2: The 10 Semi-Finalist submissions will be posted on the contest page on August 20, 2018 for public voting to determine the 3 Finalists.

Round 3: A second panel of judges appointed by will judge and score the 3 Finalist entries to determine the Grand Prize Winner.

One Grand Prize of $25,000 USD will be awarded to the winning entry in early October 2018.

Animation Desk

Your Submission Info

Upload Your Video

Select your video file. Limit videos to up to 60 seconds in length.

150 MB file limit. MP4, MOV, MPEG, AVI, 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MPG, OGG, WMV, WEBM, OGV, F4V file types accepted.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), ages 18+ (19+ in AL, BC, NB, NE, NL, NS, NT, NU, and YT, 21+ in MS). Void in Quebec, outside the 50 U.S./DC and Canada and where prohibited. Contest Entry Period starts 12:00:01 AM ET on 5/29/18 and ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 7/27/18. For Official Rules, click here. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Sponsor: Andrews McMeel Universal.