iAniMagic 2019 Competition is kicking off!

iAniMagic 2019 Animation Competition

Get ready to combine your love of animation and animals into one masterpiece – the iAniMagic Competition is back! The 8th iAniMagic, starting from August 1st, invites you to show off your animation skills whilst demonstrating your love for animals. The big winner this year will receive a monetary prize worth 700USD and more! 

To shine the spotlight onto the beautiful animals we are surrounded by, the theme for this year’s iAniMagic contest is the celebration of animals.

As the French Nobel Prize laureate in Literature, Anatole France, once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Animals bring joy and help unveil our most compassionate and caring side. What’s better than taking time to carefully observe these adorable creatures and create an animation featuring their beauty?

Contest info

Your animation submission must use animals as the main character of your work. It can be a horse running freely in the wild, a cat warrior fighting against intruders in a fantasy world, a cute, fluffy dog wiggling its bottom walking majestically down the street, or anything else you can imagine!
Tip: Your creativity shown in the storyline can certainly help with your score!!


Contest guidelines

  • You must create your contest entries on Animation Desk
    Download the free app here: iOS, Android, Mac,  Windows
  • Your submissions should be between 15-30 seconds long
  • You may enter as many submissions as you like
  • There is no cost for entering the contest
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Source: The secret life of Pets, Universal Pictures

Enter in five easy steps

  1. Complete your animal animation on Animation Desk
  2. Register for a free Kdan ID 
  3. Upload your entry via Animation Desk
  4. Add a description of your work to share your thoughts behind the piece
  5. Submit your work!

Contest prizes

Golden Award USD 700 cash prize,  video showcased on Animation Desk App Store page, featured interview on Kdan’s platforms

Silver Award USD 600 cash prize, featured interview on Kdan’s platforms

Bronze Award USD 500 cash prize, featured interview on Kdan’s platforms

Best Creativity – USD 300 cash prize

Best Art – USD 300 cash prize

Best Technique – USD 300 cash prize

Staff Pick (3 winners) –  FIGMA Model Doll 

Audience Award (3 winners)  – USD 100

Exclusive Students Awards – for Schools and Institutions

For students verified institutional emails, we have a separate student competition with the same prizes to reward their fantastic work. They would not only would they receive cash prizes and be featured on Kdan’s platforms, but also get 30 sets of promo code to access Creativity 365 suite.

If you are a faculty or staff member interested in this contest, please contact us and register as a participating institution. This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons and expose their work! 


iAniMagic-judage-IanIan Chung, 2D animator at Studio2, Winner of iAniMagic 2017

Facebook, Vimeo, and Tumblr


Usman Riaz, TED senior follower, Artist, animator and composer.

Mano Animation Studio, InstagramTED Profile, TEDxKyoto


Isabel Bouttens, 2D animators, Art Teacher

 Website and Vimeo

Important dates to remember

Entry open:  01 August 2019 – 31 October 2019

Winner announcement:  30 November 2019on Animation Desk Facebook 

Get your Animation Desk and magnifying glasses ready for some animal close-ups and take part in iAniMagic 2019 now!

Find out more at the iAniMagic Competition website.

Download Animation Desk here