Three New Animation Contests

There are so many brick animation contests these days that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Here are three that caught my attention this week.

Promotional image for LEGO Tognal contest

“What Does LEGO Mean To You?” on Tongal

The goal of this project is to produce a 2-3 minute video that is emotionally resonant and explores what LEGO means to you or your family, or what LEGO means to the world.

This contest is actually open to videos other than stop-motion animation, but given that the winning video(s) will be featured on a relaunched BuildTogether website, mimicking the hybrid live action/stop-motion style of the previous commercials might be the best way to go. I really hope the Four Monkeys enter this contest (nudge nudge), I can’t think of a better poster family for the power of building together. As with other Tongal contests, there are multiple phases, so be sure to read the details.

2012 Brickfilmer’s Guild Animation Festival

Speaking of the Four Monkeys, they are currently accepting submissions for a contest that will highlight the best brick animations made in 2012. All you need to do to submit a video response to their YouTube video. You can enter up to three videos and there are very few restrictions (read the description of their YouTube video for details). You’d be silly not to submit. They are also looking for sponsors to donate prizes, so those with LEGO-related businesses should consider what they can donate. Also, have you been to the Brickfilmers Guild yet? It’s like MOCpages for brick animators.

Superhero Moviemaker Video Contest on Eurobricks

This won’t be the same old superhero movie we’ve seen a hundred times. We want to see a superhero or villian in daily life, not fighting the bad guys (or causing trouble for the hero).

This contest is a great excuse to use the LEGO Super Heroes Movie Maker iOS app and there are exclusive minifigs on the line. The theme has the typical cheeky Eurobricks humor and I look forward to seeing what the community produces. As always, you should go read the details.

Are there other animation contest out there right now that you are excited about? Let us know in the comments.