Sydney Opera House announced the return of the GRAPHIC global animation competition, held as part of the GRAPHIC festival of storytelling, animation and music. The competition is open to illustrators, animators and storytellers of all levels — from established artists to up-and-coming talent — from anywhere in the world.
First prize for Best Animated Short is a trip to Sydney to attend GRAPHIC festival at Sydney Opera House, $10 000 [AUD] and the winning entry will be screened at the GRAPHIC opening night event. There will be a $5000[AUD] prize for Best Animation Craft, as well as the ANIMAL LOGIC People’s Choice award of $5000 [AUD].
Entrants are required to create an original short animated film with a running time of no longer than three minutes, and upload it to the dedicated GRAPHIC festival YouTube Channel, where the public can vote for their favourite. The twenty animations with the most votes will then be submitted to a panel of industry experts for judging.