Do YOU have a passion for animation? Are YOU a college student? Are YOU looking for ways to get scholarships? Then, I have the perfect news for you! The remarkable, outstanding and incredible Nickelodeon is teaming up with Get Schooled, a non-profit co-founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Viacom to give one, young animator a $25,000 scholarship! Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
In the “What’s Your Nickfluence?” Animation Challenge, animators can send in a short video of no longer than 3 minutes highlighting Nickelodeon and how Nickelodeon has influenced their life, their childhood and their animations. The video will also include Nickelodeon’s past and present shows.
According to the press release, “The scholarship opportunity is open to 17-24 year-old college students in which applicants will be required to submit an animated short in any format. Realizing that talent is found across all age ranges and in all corners of the globe, 13-17 year-old high school students are also invited to submit a short in any format for the chance to win a Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display, along with a one year subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud services. All applicants must submit their entries in accordance with the submission process described in the below link, comply with all official rules, and provide satisfactory verification of age and school status.
Following the entry period, finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, and the top entries in each of the two age categories will be announced November 2015 as finalists. From Sept. 28, 2015 through Nov. 15, 2015 fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite “People’s Choice” short at Get Schooled.com. There will be one winner in the college category and five winners in the high school category, who will be announced in November 2015, along with the “People’s Choice” short winner. For additional details on the submission process and official rules, please visit https://getschooled.com/nickfluencechallenge.”
Nickelodeon always manages to inspire people of all ages and Nickelodeon continues to encourage everyone to follow after their dreams! Be sure to join and send in your entries for the Nickfluence Challenge for YOUR chance to win a $25,000 scholarship from now until September 14, 2015!
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