MyToons.com, the world’s premier online animation community, today announced the launch of its newest international animation contest, Bumper Blastoff, which is open for entries through January 21, 2008. Contestants are asked to create original animated bumpers lasting 30 seconds or less, for a chance to win their share of $7000 in cash prizes.
Three "Super Star" winners will receive $1,000 each, with one "Supreme Super Star" grand prize winner being awarded an additional $1,000. Six winners from the "Rising Star" student category will receive $500 each. One of the student winners will also be crowned "Supreme Rising Star," and will receive a professional portfolio review by INTERspectacular, Victor Newman of Freestyle Collective, and Michael Waldron of Nailgun. In addition to these fabulous prizes and worldwide exposure, MyToons.com will award limited edition t-shirts to randomly selected contestants on a weekly basis. All animators, from students to professionals, are invited to enter Bumper Blastoff at MyToons.com.
"The Art & Animation Community is our number one priority," says Stacey Ford, chief creative officer of MyToons, "We are constantly looking for fun and creative ways to engage our members, and promote their amazing skills. Bumper Blastoff will help us achieve this goal by empowering and rewarding the hard work and talent of animators everywhere."
Animations entered into Bumper Blastoff will be judged by leading industry professionals Luis Blanco and Michael Uman, founders and creative directors of INTERspectacular in New York City. The nine winners will be announced on February 8, 2008.
"We’ve seen that students and beginning animators have tremendous talent and great ideas," says Luis Blanco, one of the key creative directors of INTERspectacular, the award-winning New York-based design and concept studio. "We want to ensure that these amazing artists have equal opportunity to share their ideas and be rewarded for their dedication and creativity," agrees Michael Uman, co-creative director of INTERspectacular. "The Rising Star category in Bumper Blastoff offers students a much-deserved and challenging opportunity to shine."
Animators from across the globe are expected to participate in MyToons.com’s second worldwide contest. MyToons first contest attracted animators from countries as diverse as Australia, Germany, France and Brazil.
Winning selections will run as pre-rolls and bumpers on MyToons.com and on MyToons’ partner websites. This amazing opportunity will provide the winning animators with great exposure to the millions of people who enjoy MyToons.com. For more information, visit www.MyToons.com/blastoff.
Based in San Antonio Texas, MyToons.com was established in 2006 as the premiere online resource and entertainment destination for professional animators, students, artists and animation fans. Founded by industry leaders Paul Ford, Dan Kraus and Stacey Ford, www.MyToons.com empowers animators and animation fans everywhere by providing a platform for interaction and world wide exposure.