Stop Motion Video Contest

2023 Stop Motion Video Contest

Entries will be accepted between October 1-15 by students in grades 6-12.

Stop Motion Animation Blog

Stop-Motion Animation: A Brief History

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

What Is Stop Motion?

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.

Contest Rules

Video Submission & Requirements

Video must be submitted via upload to online submission form from October 1 to October 15.

Videos may be created and submitted by individuals or groups.

Names of individuals or group members submitting video must NOT appear anywhere in the video.

Contestants may submit up to two videos.

All portions of the video must be original creations.

Video must be appropriate for viewing by a general public audience.

All videos will be accepted contingent on being reviewed by a submission committee. The library reserves the right to refuse any submission.

Maximum video length: 30 seconds.

Video must be in MP4 format.

At least 75% of video must employ stop-motion animation.

2022 Winners & Honorable Mentions

Grades 6-8

1st Place: Virtual Reality by Samuel S.

2nd Place: Magic Wand by Samuel S.

2nd Place: The Sir Stares A Lot Show by Amelia G.

Grades 9-12

1st Place: Late for School Ronan A.

2nd Place: Kagami Does Algebra Homework by Ronan A.

2nd Place: Kendra Attempts a Somersault by Hannah B. and Katey B.

Honorable Mentions

He Shoots, He Scores by Delilah B.

Growing a Pumpkin by Hailey G.

Balloon Adventure by Theresa V.

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