A. General Overview
C. Competition Stages: Phases A – F
E. Rating System
F. Rules & Regulations
A. General Overview
aniBoom Awards 2007 is an annual online animation competition intended to encourage the creation of original, creative and unique animation materials.
Requirements for entry into the competition:
• Movie must contain animation or CG special effects
• Run-time can be up to 15 minutes (for longer movies please send a request to
• Movie can not be pornographic or overly offensive
• You must hold the rights to all materials used in the movie
C. Competition Stages: Phases A - D
Phase A: From September 18th until January 31st, 2007 submissions can be made (upload and/or submit your film to the competition). Five finalists (one from each category: Funny, Drama, Music Video, Unpolished and Experimental) will be selected each month (October, November and December). Finalist selections will be announced at the conclusion of each month. Finalists are determined by a system that relies upon a combination of audience viewing and rating statistics. (See F. Rating System below)
Phase B: February 1st – February 11, 2008 – Our panel of judges will select 5 additional movies to receive a “golden ticket” – granting them access to the Finals Round. The 20 Finalists will be selected and screened. Both the audience and the Panel of Judges will cast their vote for the best in each category.
Phase C: February 12, 2008 – Announcing the Winners. The 5 winners, one per category, will be announced and awarded the category prizes. The maker of the movie that receives the highest ranking will become the Grand Prize Winner.
FUNNY: for all types of humorous content
DRAMA: dramatic or serious themes
MUSIC VIDEOS: animated content created to accompany music
EXPERIMENTAL: movies which utilize new techniques and have innovative story-telling.
UNPOLISHED: for the less professional, rough or newbie animations
You may submit as many movies as you like to the competition, but each movie must be entered into the most suitable category.
Please note - once you submit a movie to a specific category you will not be able to change it to another category without approval from the site administrator. So try to pick the category that best suits the content of your film.
(i) Grand Prize: $25,000 development deal with aniBoom Creators Studio.
(ii) 5 (five) category prizes of $3,000 each
(iii) All finalists and Grand winner receive an Aniboom T-shirt and Toon Boom software
F. The Rating System
Aniboom’s unique rating system is based on a combination of audience rating and the number of times each movie is viewed by our registered users. We believe that this system better reflects the true popularity of a movie by taking into account not only how it was rated but how many times people chose to watch it. This method significantly enhances your chances of winning. The earlier you submit, the more opportunities people have of watching your movie - hence more viewers.
Finals Round/Selection of Winners: The votes of our judges panel accounts for 30%, with audience ratings and votes determining an overwhelming 70% of the outcome.
You may promote your movie in the following ways:
• emailing the link
• posting it on your blog/website
• by submitting it to forums/link dumps
F. Rules and Regulations
Check out the Rules & Regulations to understand the legal aspects of the competition. You’re welcome to contact us if there are any points you don’t understand.