Frequently asked questions

What is ANIMATE2020 about?

(ANIMATE2020 is an international animation competition for children within the ages of 4 to 15 years old.

This creates an opportunity for children to become professional animators and compete with their counterparts in different parts of the world)

What would a child need to create an animation?

A child would need a laptop to create 2D and Whiteboard Animation or a Smartphone to create Stopmotion animation

How long will my child need to learn this course to be able to create an animation?

It could take a day or more, depending on how fast the child is able to assimilate

What is the duration of the courses?

The duration of each course is less than 2 hours but the time taken to go through a course could take days depending on how quick the child assimilates. The courses are engaging and the child has to practice as they go through each lesson

Are the courses scheduled?

The courses are self-paced and not scheduled. Children can learn at their own timeframe. However, for the purpose of the competition, entries should be submitted before September 7th 2020.

Where will the grandfinale (announcement of winners) going to take place?

Online via a live stream platform. Access and directives will be sent to all registered participants.

How do I register?

To register, click on the register link on the menu of our website

You can either register as an individual or as a school.

If you are a parent registering your child or children, you can click to register as an individual. If you have more than one child you would like to register as a parent you would have to register each one of them seperately

If you are a school or organisation registering your students, you can click to register as a school

How do I submit my entry?

To submit your entry for the competition, first sign in then click on the submit link in the menu to go to the submission page. Fill in the form to submit your entry. Please ensure you read and follow the instructions on the submission page before submitting your entry

Who can participate in the competition?

Any child from the age of 4 to 15 years old can participate in the competition

Can I buy a course for my child if I don't want to participate in this competition?

Yes, you can purchase a course for a child to learn animation without having the child participate in the competition.

How will my child learn Animation? Are there teachers that will guide them through or will I as a parent have to put them through?

All you need to do as a parent is to provide the equipment(laptop, phone) for the child to practice. The courses are very easy to learn, it’s just like being in a classroom.

However, parental support will be super impactful