Texas Techies Animator 2011: "The Oceans"

"Engaging students in math, science, and technology, as these are the most important factors in creating tomorrow's workforce." 

Texas Techies Organization, Grande Communications and Celebration Nation are proud to host the Texas Techies Animator 2011, a competition where we invite all Corpus Christi area school children (Kindergarten - 12th Grade) to create an animation using the software Scratch.  

For this year's competition, the challenge will be centered around a single theme,"The Oceans", and will allow the animators a great amount of creativity in their interpretation and execution of that theme.

Congratulations to Ryan De Leon, 11th Grade student from Richard King High School for winning the Texas Techies Animator 2011 Competition.  There were a lot of great entries this year, but Ryan De Leon won over the judges with his wonderful drawings, coding, and sincere performance during the showcase.

In recognition of his efforts,
Grande Communications awarded Ryan with a brand new Samsung laptop computer. Ryan also won a "Be Our Guest" Prize pack from Whataburger

Animator 2011 is a two step process:
   1. Competitors register and submit their entries.
   2. Ten (10) Finalists will qualify to compete in the "Animator's Showcase"

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  • September 5: Competition Launch
  • November 1: Deadline for submitting entries.
  • November 10: Shortlisted finalists notified.
  • November 17: Final Showcase and Awards Ceremony.


  1. Register:Fill out an online registration form...>>
  2. Create: Download Scratch Software...>>
  3. Submit: Send your submission using the entry submission form. You can submit as many entries as you like. So start submitting today!


Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Event Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
        - Animator Showcase: 6pm - 7pm
        - Judging Time: 7pm - 7:10pm
        - Awards Ceremony: 7:20pm
Location: Celebration Nation5922 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Celebration Nation


All proceeds and donations will benefit CASA for abused and neglected children. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non‐profit, volunteer based organization.

They train community volunteers to speak out in court for abused and neglected children who are in the foster care system. You can help to change the lives of neglected and abused children right here in Corpus Christi, by participating in this fair. 

For more information about CASA, go to: http://www.coastalbendcasa.org/