The school competition

The task of the competition is simple – Find a good story based on this year’s theme and make it into an animated film, where images, movement and sound make your story come alive

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The animation competition is aimed at children in primary school, and is divided into 2 age groups: 3rd-4th grade and 5th-7th grade.

Animation is magical. We can conjure ourselves on the other side of the earth, we can get right into the machinery of a factory, dive deep into the oceans or move all the way into the body of ourselves to find out how we function. With animation we can describe difficult subjects and show great emotions. All of this is something that you can use when you are about to start making your own animated film.

The task for the competition is simple – Find a good story based on this year’s theme and make it into an animated film, where images, movement and sound make your story come alive. Read more about getting started with animation here.

Remember to read the rules for the competition before you start, and follow the news on the website and Instagram, where you will be able to find a lot of exciting inspiration.

Rules of the competition

Every year we come up with a new theme for your film. The team for the 2022 competition will be announced around May 2022.
Register your class by sending an email to and await confirmation of your participation.

The competition is divided for 3rd – 4th grade and for 5th – 7th grade.

It is free to participate for schools in Viborg Municipality.
There are limited places for ANIMOK Day in Viborg.
The registration is therefore done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration: By June 24, 2022

Intro Workshop for teachers and educators: Thursday August 11th 2022 at 13.00-16.00 (takes place in Viborg)

Deadline for submission of films: No later than Thursday the September 15th 2022, midnight

ANIMOK Day: Monday September 26 2022 in Viborg from 9.00-14.00

Your film must be a maximum of 2 minutes long. It must contain an intro and an outro.

You can only submit one film per class. But we encourage you to make more films in class, as you work best in groups of 4-5 pupils, when making animation. Then you can choose which film you want to submit to the competition.

There must be sound throughout your film. Unless there is a scene where it makes sense that there is no sound.
Try to work with sound at these 3 levels:

  • Sound as dialogue or monologue.
  • Sounds like a foley sound. That is, the sound of the door being opened, the kettle in the kitchen boiling, the birds whistling in the garden, etc.
  • Sounds as music. Music helps to set the mood and is used in the intro and outro. But music can also be used throughout the film. However, pay attention to whether you are allowed to use the music.

An intro workshop is offered for participating teachers and educators.

Here are presentations about animation in teaching, various techniques, materials and equipment as well as a hands-on animation workshop, where you get an insight into how easy it is to animate and give your story life.

Animation consultants from The Animation Workshop come out to the class and support the classes in the work of creating their own animation films. It can e.g. be for the start of the course, review of the storyboard and the story when you start the recordings, or when you make sound. Each class has 3 hours available.


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