Animation13 - the 6th Annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition, has launched! It's open now, for teacher registration, at


The competition is open to all UK schoolchildren aged 7-19.

Animation13 is a free-to-enter, not-for-profit competition run by The University of Manchester, designed to enthuse young people about Computer Science.

Teacher registration is free and carries no obligation to submit any entries. All registered teachers will receive free colour A2-sized Animation13 posters for their school, to be sent out in November.

Entrants can create their animations (maximum duration: 1 minute) using any of the following programs: Alice, Scratch, Adobe Flash, Serif: Draw Plus, KoolMoves, SWiSH Max4 and Blender.

There are great prizes, awarded at the Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day held at The University of Manchester on 12 July 2013.

Last year's Animation12 competition was bigger than ever, with over 870 entries from 180 schools across the UK. We awarded prizes to 58 students (working as individuals, or in groups) from 31 schools. You can see all the winning entries, and photos from our Awards and Inspirational Computer Science Day at Animation13.

Key dates

* 22 March 2013: Deadline for submitting entries.
* 12 July 2013: Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day at The University of Manchester

Key contacts

* Website: Animation13
* Enquiries:

Animation12 is funded by Electronic Arts, in association with cs4fn.

Toby Howard
Chair, Animation13