About Animator
For this year's competition, the challenge is to create an animation using the software Scratch. The competition is open to all Corpus Christi area school children under 17 years of age.

This year 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.

The motivation behind the competition is to raise the profile of technology education to young children in Texas. It has three specific aims:
  • To raise the profile of Technology Education as an important and exciting tool for community success.
  • To provide teachers with a new approach to motivating and enthusing students to learn.
  • The competition is aimed not only at technology teachers but to teachers of other subjects in which computing tools and techniques are increasingly being applied. In doing so we hoped to communicate the way in which technology is increasingly enabling advances in other discipline areas.


  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!


Scratch is freely-available interactive multimedia educational software from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is intended to teach basic computer programming  concepts using simple manipulations of graphics, images and shapes.

How to Download: Scratch is available as a free download from http://www.scratch.mit.edu, where you can also find teaching materials and tutorials.