Sydney Opera House today announced the return of the global GRAPHIC animation competition as part of the GRAPHIC 2011 festival of storytelling, animation and music.
Illustrators, animators and storytellers of all levels — from established to up-and-coming and newcomers — are encouraged to enter. The winner will receive $20,000 prize money (to be used for professional development or to make a feature) and have their entry screened before the festival’s headline event on Sunday 21 August in the Concert Hall, Robert Crumb: In Conversation with Gary Groth.
Voted by the public with the finalists judged by a panel of industry experts, the competition takes place via three elimination rounds on the dedicated GRAPHIC YouTube Channel. Entrants are required to create a 30 second animation based on the theme “escape”, incorporating a specific element into the piece for each round and upload it. For the first round, the piece must include a sound-bite provided by ARIA-award winning musician, Gotye. Each round will be the next episode in an animated story.