Disney Channels UK & Ireland presents YAOTY
Young Animator Of The Year 2017
March 24th-25th

Animation Dingle are delighted to announce their sponsorship with Disney Channels UK & Ireland.

With Disney Channels UK & Ireland, Animation Dingle has started the search for the 'Young Animator Of The Year'.

Secondary school students are invited, from all over Ireland, to submit their short animations for entry to the national YAOTY awards.

A Disney Channels executive will present the overall winning student with their award, at a premiere screening of their winning film, during the 5th Animation Dingle event in March 2017. The winning student will also be offered a placement in JAM Media's studios in either Dublin or Belfast, and receive an award designed by renowned Dingle jeweller, Brian de Staic.

David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa, & General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland comments: "Disney Channels have a heritage of hit animated series and we are proud to be supporting young Irish animators through this award. The Dingle Animation Festival is an incubator for the industry and we look forward to seeing the entries from this rich pool of talent".

The Competition is open to 4th, 5th and 6th year students (Yr 11, Yr 12 & 6th Form N.Ireland). Students are to produce an animated film no longer than 1 minute, the theme being 'The Illusion of Life'.

"We're delighted to have Disney Channels on board to support this wonderful competition. 'YAOTY' aims to celebrate the animators of tomorrow, and we look forward to having the winner experience working in JAM," JAM Media CEO, John Rice.

The animation can be in any style; hand drawn, cut out animation, computer generated, claymation or stop motion.

Listed as 'One of the top Not-To-Missed events in the World' by Animation Magazine, Animation Dingle is attended by all the major animation colleges and studios within Ireland, along with delegates from Disney, Amazon, RTÉ, CBBC, CBeebies and many more.
Exciting plans are underway for 2017!

Entry is FREE. The closing date for student entries is Tuesday, the 28th of February 2017.

Are you, or is a student you know, the 2017 YOUNG ANIMATOR OF THE YEAR?

'Animation Dingle' takes place on March 24th – 25th, 2017

Awards & Prizes

The winning student will be:

Presented with their award from a top Disney Executive at the festival.

Offered a placement in JAM Media’s studios in either Dublin or Belfast.

Receive an award designed by renowned Dingle Jeweller, Brian de Staic.

Rules & Terms

The competition is open to TY (Transition Year) students and also 4th, 5th and 6th Year students.

Students have to be attending a school in Ireland or can be an Irish student studying abroad.

Students are being asked to produce a 1 min animated film for ‘Animation Dingle’.

The film must be no longer than 1 min (60secs) in duration but it can be shorter.

The theme is: The Illusion of Life.

The theme is completely open to the student’s interpretation.

The animated film can be:

Hand drawn animation.
Stop Motion.
Any form of computer generated animation, including flash or coding.
Claymation or cut-out animation.

Enter, with the following details:

Your name, email and a contact number.
Your school name and your class.
Share your film here on FilmFreeway.
Short detail on what your film is about (2 or 3 lines).
Still Image from your film or to represent your film.

The deadline for us to receive your film has been extended and is now Tuesday, February 28th 2017.