Teen Stop Motion Video Contest

2020 Stop Motion Video Contest

Winners: Grades 6-8

First Place: Samuel Smith, Holding the Door
Second Place: Hazel Van Gundy, Halloween Dress-Up Party!
Third Place: Caleb Watts, Not Scary Jaws
Honorable Mention: Angela Goodman, Everyone Deserves a Second Chance
Honorable Mention: Angela Goodman, Imaginations Run Wild
Honorable Mention: Tessa Smith, Susanna’s World

Winners: Grades 9-12

First Place: Blade Alexander, Mega Man vs Darth Vader
Second Place: Duncan E. Geissler, Frog v. Fly
Third Place: Theresa Varga, Finding Friendship
Honorable Mention: Jackson Jenkins, Showdown

Entries were submitted online between October 1-15 by students in grades 6-12 living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, or by any teen with a CRRL library card.

Cash prizes were awarded in two categories: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.

2020 Winners

The Rules

2019 Winner

Submission Information

  1. Videos may be created and submitted by individuals or groups.
  2. A teen may submit no more than two videos, either as an individual or as part of a group.
  3. Contest is open to teens in grades 6-12 and living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, or any teen with a CRRL library card.
  4. All portions of the video must be original creations of the individual or group submitting the video.

Video Information

  1. Maximum video length is 30 seconds.
  2. Video must be in MP4 format.
  3. Video must be submitted via upload to online submission form, October 1-15. 
  4. At least 75% of video must employ stop motion animation
  5. Names of individuals or group members submitting video must NOT appear anywhere in video.
  6. Video must be appropriate for viewing by a general public audience.

Judging/Determining Winners

  1. All videos will be accepted contingent on being reviewed by submission committee. The library reserves the right to refuse any submission.
  2. Winners will be selected anonymously by a panel of judges.
  3. Winners will be selected from participants in two categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. For group submissions, the video will be entered into the grade category of the oldest group member.
  4. Winners will be contacted by library staff when judging is complete. Winning videos and a selection of other submissions will be posted here on this page when judging is complete.
  5. Any submitted video may be shown or used for promotional purposes by Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

Questions? Please email Sarah Hutchinson at sarah.hutchinson@crrl.org.

Looking for help or inspiration?

Stop motion is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. This is accomplished by taking an image of a still object, moving the object a tiny bit, then taking another image. Repeat this process, play back the sequence in rapid progression, and the object appears to move fluidly across the screen.

Check out these helpful resources to create your winning stop motion video.

Stop Motion Animation History

Stop-Motion Animation: A Brief History

Before you start on your own stop-motion film, read about the history of the art form.
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