Animator 2010 Finalists Announced

posted Nov 11, 2010, 3:24 AM by TexasTechies .org   [ updated Nov 14, 2010, 12:56 PM ]
Texas Techies Organization is pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s Animator 2010 competition.

The finalists will compete in the Animator’s Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and will wi
n a brand new Apple iTouch, courtesy of Grande Communications.

Over 100 Corpus Christi area school children registered for the competition and spent the past two months creating their own animations, games, stories, art and music for submission to the Texas Techies Animator 2010 competition.

43 projects were successfully submitted and qualified in the semi-finals.  10 students made the final cut and were selected as the finalists.

The Finalists are:
First Name Last Name Grade Animation Title
Kyle Bagwell 11th O.B.B. Adventures
Adam Benning 9th Library of Alexandria
Cayce Berryman 12th Sally's Time Travel Adventure
Alex     Brown 11th Shablaam
Paulina Flores 12th Graveyard Picnic
Brittany Garza 11th Time to Pong
Joshua Holzworth 12th Time Attack - Survival
Peyton Page 11th Stick Guy
Robert West 10th Brother Misfortune
Nicholas Young 11th Time Traveling Wizard


Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Event Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Oso Recreation Center, 1111 Bernice Drive, 78412

Free Entry to Everyone

Amazing Door Prizes for Everyone!
The goal is to have as much community support in engaging Corpus Christi students in math, science, and technology, as these are the most important factors in creating tomorrow's workforce.

Animator 2010 Prizes

There will be one First Place Winner and Four (4) Runner-Up Winners. There will also be prizes awarded for honorable mention as determined by the judges. Entries may also be identify as "commended" for their quality. All prize-winning and commended entries will be exhibited at the Animator 2010 Award Ceremony and displayed on the internet.
  • First Place Winner: Apple iPod Touch
  • Four (4) Runner-Up Winners: Best Buy Gift Cards
Animator Showcase Rules
  • All projects must be using the Scratch software.
  • Entries must be original works created by one individual student.
  • The finalists will be provided with a laptop computer with the Scratch program loaded, a microphone, podium, speakers, projector and projection screen.
  • Finalists are encouraged to prepare and get ready for the showcase ahead of time.
  • Finalists will not be able to receive assistance during the "Animator Showcase."
  • Finalists will not be able to receive assistance during the "Animator Showcase."
  • Finalists should submit their animations by November 16, 2010 at midnight.  If finalists would like to make changes to their submission on November 18, 2010, they should bring their animation on a USB Flash Drive by 5:00pm on November 18, 2010. No entries will be accepted after 5:00pm, Nov. 18, 2010. 
  • The student will have 6 minutes to showcase their entry. Here is a suggested breakdown for the showcase:
    • 2 minutes: Introduce your Animation
    • 1 minutes: Describe how you created the Animation using Scratch software
    • 2 minutes: Showcase your Animation
    • 1 minutes: Answer questions / comments
Judging Criteria
Each finalist will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges will award points for each of the following:
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Technical quality: use of animation software features
  • Relevance to theme
  • Overall presentation quality
The decisions of the judging panel are final. The competition organizers shall not be liable for any decision that they make related to unforeseen issues and for granting special derogation for requests sent in writing. Participating at the contest implies full agreement with the contest rules, without exception.