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Animation 15 – The 8th Annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition

Another term starts and another Animation competition from Manchester University launches!

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Last year some of our schools submitted animations created by students, during projects designed in lessons or through enrichment activities, to enter this competition from the University’s School of Computer Science.

The competition is open to all 7-19 students who will  design and create a 1-minute animated film on their computer.  With an opportunity to win some great prizes, too 🙂

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This year we’ll be encouraging more teachers in Hull to submit entries which can be created through a wide range of software.  This could include Scratch, Adobe Flash, Alice, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Maya, Blender, KoolMoves, Lightwave, Serif DrawPlus or SWiSH Max4.

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The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 20 March 2015.  Teachers can register on the website and receive Animation 15 display posters for their school.

Rules and FAQ can be found here.

Animation 14 – the deadline is approaching :)

Just a quick reminder that one minute animations, created by 7 – 19 year old students, need to be submitted by 28th March 2014.

Animation 14

For more details, click here for an earlier blog post or go to the Animation 14 site itself for resources and guidelines.

Some students are using a range of software during enrichment activities, including Scratch and Adobe Flash, which could be eligible for entry.   Each student will receive a certificate if their entry is submitted.  Check out the website for further details about the Awards Day in July and prizes for each category.

Good luck!

STEM Competition for Students – Projects using Raspberry Pi mini-computers

Have you heard about the student from Cambridge who’s enthusiasm for Computing and Raspberry Pi has led him to create help guides and videos through his own website and YouTube channel?

Raspberry Pi Guy

Raspberry Pi Guy‘ is in fact a 14 year old student called Matthew who’s latest video celebrating the Pi’s second birthday has just ‘gone viral’.  Since uploading 6 days ago it’s been viewed over 27,000 times (and now probably more!).  Click on the image above to see Matthew’s website and click here to view this latest video.

We’re looking for students in Hull, like Matthew, who can show how they’ve worked individually or in small groups to use code with Raspberry Pi.   We want to showcase and celebrate creativity, innovation and imagination through computer science.

Have you got a Coding Club or a Pi Club already in school with projects ready to submit?

Would you like support and guidance to set up a Computing Club?  Let us know and we’ll add it to the CPD plan.

We’re proud to be sponsoring the Raspberry Pi Competition which forms part of HETA’s BIG BANG SCIENCE FAIR.   More information is on this link, which describes activities locally and how the event culminates in June with the opportunity for over 2,500 students from across the Yorkshire and Humber region to visit an interactive exhibition that aims to engage young people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects.

Deadline for Raspberry Pi projects is the week before half term at the end of May.   Details of projects will need to be submitted to Niki Bardsley at HETA using niki@heta.co.uk .

The competition is open to all schools in Yorkshire and Humber.

In the meantime, we’ll be asking you about ongoing Raspberry Pi projects in school and how you’ll be joining in with the KS3 Jam at Andrew Marvell in March!

Animation 14 – The 7th Annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition

Animation 14

Have you put your school on the Animation 14 map yet?


Individual students or small groups can create and submit an original key-frame computer animation, up to one minute in length, using eligible software.  That could be Alice, Flash, Scratch, Blender, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Maya, or Serif DrawPlus.

Prizes are awarded by age category (KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5) and winners will be presented with their prizes at the Summer Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day, held at The University of Manchester.

For further details, registration information, resources and FAQ check out the Animation 14 website.

Deadline for entries is Friday 28th March 2014.

Good luck!