Call For Entries: Animation13

Animation13 – the sixth annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition, has launched!

Open now for teacher registration at, Animation13 is a free-to-enter, not-for-profit competition run by The University of Manchester, designed to enthuse young people about Computer Science.

The competition is open to all UK schoolchildren aged 7-19. Teacher registration is free and carries no obligation to submit any entries. All registered teachers will receive free colour A2 Animation13 posters for their school, to be sent out in November.

Entrants can create their animations (maximum duration: one minute) using any of the following programs: Alice, Scratch, Adobe Flash, Serif: Draw Plus, KoolMoves, SWiSH Max4 and Blender.

There are great prizes, awarded at the Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day held at The University of Manchester on July 12, 2013.

Last year’s Animation12 competition was bigger than ever, with over 870 entries from 180 schools across the UK. Prizes were awarded to 58 students (working as individuals, or in groups) from 31 schools. You can see all the winning entries, as well as photos from our Awards and Inspirational Computer Science Day, at

Key dates:

March23, 2013: Deadline for submitting entries.

July 12, 2013: Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day at The University of Manchester

Animation12 is funded by Electronic Arts, in association with cs4fn.