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February 12 - March 13, 2020 (voting until 18th)

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Go to Novice Division

Post a link to a YouYube or Vimeo video where you show your own 3D animation using AnimSchool's Malcolm rig.

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1st Place

The Hanged Man by Alex Rivera

2nd Place

He Can't Be by Ozan Basaldi


Official Rules

We are giving away four licenses to use our exclusive character rig, Marco for personal, non-commercial uses (two per division). 
There are two divisions, Novice and Professional, each one with a prize for 1st and 2nd place.

Enter the Novice Division on that page if you want to compete against Beginners and more basic early professionals. The prize is one license for our character rig Marco for personal, non-commercial use for 1st and 2nd place each.

Enter the Professional Division on this page if you want to compete against more advanced pros. The prize is one license for our character rig Marco for personal, non-commercial use for 1st and 2nd place each. And for 1st place, the rig AND a $600 discount off an AnimSchool class (if the recipient is eligible to be a student at AnimSchool. To see residency restrictions see this link and other steps here.)

Do not enter both divisions. If you enter in both divisions, your entries will be nullified and you will not be eligible to win.

You could win one of two licenses per division to use our exclusive character rig, Marco for personal, non-commercial uses for the BEST animation using AnimSchool's Malcolm rig you can download here. You can post one you have ALREADY DONE or a new animation you make for this contest.

Animation must be 30 seconds or shorter in length and AnimSchool's Malcolm rig must be shown, animated, within the first 5 seconds of any entry. Any additional rigs you use must be be licensed to be used in a contest like this.


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Discuss this contest here:

The animation must be your own. No group animated projects; Individual participants only. 3D animation only. G/PG-rated content only.

This contest is open to the public, as well as AnimSchool students.

Winners will be determined as follows: AnimSchool's Review Board will select the top two winners per division from the top ten entries (the ones with the highest votes). Voting starts now, runs through the contest and ends 5 days after the contest end date shown above in the contest description.

You don't have to enter the contest to vote. When voting, vote based on the best animation (ideas, posing, fundamentals, weight, appeal, acting, execution, polish). Do not vote based on render quality since this is not a lighting/rendering contest.

Post a link to a Youtube or Vimeo video where you show your own 3D animation. The entry must be your own animation. If it is discovered to not be your own animation, your entries will be nullified and you will not be eligible to win in this or future AnimSchool contests.

In your Youtube or Vimeo video description, include a link to ""  Include the words "AnimSchool Contest" in the title and description of the video.

Minimum entries required: 30. If we receive less than 30 valid entries for this contest, the contest will be voided and no prizes awarded.

Entrants grant AnimSchool the right to display their video and/or image entries and name and image captures from their entry in AnimSchool contest and other promotions. Entrants retain all ownership rights.

Entrants grant AnimSchool the right to place their entry email on our email list. Entrants can unsubscribe at any time (but may not thereafter be able to receive further contest communication.)

To be eligible to collect any prize, winners must provide AnimSchool with a downloadable copy of their entry after contacted as a winning entry.

 You must be at least 18 yrs old to enter.

Discuss this contest here:


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Upload your video of your animation using AnimSchool's Malcolm rig to YouTube or Vimeo. In your Youtube or Vimeo video description, include a link to ""  Include the words "AnimSchool Contest" in the title of the video.

Feb 12 - Mar 13, 2020

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You can vote for more than one.

Feb 12 - Mar 18, 2020

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Share your entry with friends to collect more votes


voting ends Mar 18, 2020 midnight Mountain Time

Entry Form

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Official Rules

Copyright 2020 AnimSchool



1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the contest page and who are 18 years or older by the date of entry. The Campaign is only open worldwide except in those countries with which the U.S. has trade embargos, and is void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Purchase does not enhance chance of winning. Employees of AnimSchool, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of AnimSchool as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting and ending on the time (Mountain Time Zone) and date posted on the contest page. All online entries must be received by the time (Mountain Time Zone) and date posted on the contest page.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on the contest page. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. In a Youtube or Vimeo video description, Entrants must include a link to "" and include the words "AnimSchool Contest" in the title and description of the video. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of AnimSchool. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of AnimSchool. We may remove or disallow any content which is is pornographic, sexually explicit, lewd, obscene, or excessively violent,promotes or condones illegal activities, or incites hate or violence against an ethnic, religious, or protected group.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive the prize listed on the contest page. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by AnimSchool. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at AnimSchool's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for AnimSchool to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entrants must be able to receive prizes by email to be eligible to win.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winners have 48 hours to respond, fulfill the terms of use, and claim their prize. Winner will be selected by one of three ways, based on the contest format. AnimSchool jury selection, independent voting by the public, or finalists chosen by the public followed by AnimSchool jury selection. Winner will be notified by  email following selection of Winner. AnimSchool shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 48 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release and winning entry file as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT AnimSchool‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that AnimSchool, anyone acting on behalf of AnimSchool, and AnimSchool’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. For contests, by entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of AnimSchool. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AnimSchool from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which AnimSchool may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: AnimSchool reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond AnimSchool’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, AnimSchool may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by AnimSchool. AnimSchool reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. AnimSchool has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, AnimSchool reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless AnimSchool and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES AND UTAH, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Utah having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the AnimSchool website. Read the Privacy Policy here:

13. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is AnimSchool 209 West 520 North, Orem, UT 84057

14. The Campaign hosted by AnimSchool is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or any other party.


15. By entering, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Terms and Conditions.




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