Putting this here for all to see. It was posted on the CAS mailing list (Computing-At-School)

Dear friends,

I thought you'd like to know that Animation10 -
the 3rd Annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition
2010, launched today.

For full details, please visit the Animation10 website:


I'd appreciate any help you might be able to give in
publicising this not-for-profit competition, designed to enthuse young people
about Computer Science.

Animation10 is open to all UK schoolchildren aged between 7
and 19. The deadline for entries is 1 April 2010.

Animation10 is run by the School of Computer Science at The
University of Manchester, and is funded by Google and Electronic Arts,
and in association with BBC 21CC, and cs4fn.

Entrants can create their animations (maximum duration: 1
minute) using any of the following programs: Alice, Scratch, Flash,
Greenfoot or Serif DrawPlus.

There are great prizes, and the Animation Festival and
Awards Ceremony will be held at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester on 9
July 2010.

The 2009 competition attracted 800 entries from more than
200 schools, with over 400 children attending the Film Show and Awards
Ceremony day at The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. Visit the 2009
Winners Gallery at www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/Animation09/gallery.

Many thanks!

best wishes
Toby Howard

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester