Animate and Create animation competition!

Dan Richards in the Studio

Dan Richards in the Studio © Kent TV

Dan Richards, the creator of the Windmill Boy, has launched an animation competition aimed at Primary and Secondary school pupils in association with Kent TV, Extended Schools Service and Clean Kent.

To enter the competition all you need to do is submit an animation no longer than 30 seconds in length around the theme ‘Cleaner, Greener, Safer’ for the Clean Kent Campaign.

Dan with some of his Creations

Dan with some of his Creations © Dan Richards

There are 6 handy episodes demonstrating how to make an animation, including interviews with one of the creators of ‘Bagpuss’ Peter Firmin and the director of ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Richard Goleszowski.

The winner will receive an animation kit for their school and runner-up prizes include signed Aardman DVD’s.

The closing date for entries is the 6th April and the lucky winners selected by our panel of judges, along with the chosen runners-up, will be invited along to a special celebration screening sponsored by The Clean Kent Campaign to receive their prizes and watch a showcase of their films.

Dan Richards has enjoyed critical success over the recent months with his Mediabox project ‘Small Rabbits’ winning the Best Mediabox project 2008. Dan was presented an award for Small Rabbits at an award ceremony held at the British Film Institute. Additionally two of Dan’s projects, Ma.ture which was created with young people at last year’s Canterbury Anifest and Our Country which was made with young asylum seekers, have also been accepted for the Leeds Young People’s Festival to be held in April.




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