Young Animator of the Year competition

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Calling all teenage animators across the UK - The Young Animator of the Year competition is now open! 

Young Animator of the Year (YAY UK) challenges teenage artists across the UK to make their own short animated films in 2D, 3D, and stop-motion styles. Awards will be given for the Best Young 2D Animator, 3D Animator, and Stop-Motion Animator across age groups 11-14 and 15-18. The winner’s films will be screened at Manchester Animation Festival in November. Entries for the competition can be submitted via the YAY UK website from 16 May until the deadline of 4 September 2022.

Who it's for

All entrants must live in the UK and be aged 11-18 during the school year starting September 2021.

How to apply

Click 'apply now' to see the full list of competition rules and submit your entry via  Animator of the Year website.

Applications close midnight 4 September 2022.

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Young Animator of the Year

Young Animator of the Year

Run by ScreenSkills and ACCESS:VFX, YAY UK encourages young people to pursue creative skills to help build the animation talent of tomorrow.

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