Animation Challenge - Crazy in Quarantine

We're excited to announce our first animation challenge. This is a theme that should resonate with most people during these crazy days of COVID. We're expecting some dramatic and original animations.

Animation Challenge - Crazy in Quarantine
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Here’s a challenge for all you aspiring animators looking to expand your talents.

Go grab a rigged character from somewhere (or use your own rigged character), load it into a 3d package (we don’t care which one), animate it to the theme of ‘Crazy in Quarantine’.

We’re expecting some pretty ‘out there’ animations with a theme like this. Extra points will be given to those that can make the judges laugh or cry!

Important Dates

  • Open for submission 28th September 2020.
  • Entries close 28th October 2020.
  • Winners announced 5th November 2020.
  • Dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question.
  • All dates are based on GMT.


  • Video submissions entries need to be uploaded onto YouTube or Vimeo , then linked and embedded to participate in the contest.
  • The time limits will be 3 seconds minimum - 10 seconds maximum. All entries need to be in a standard 24fps or 30fps format.
  • All types of rigs, animation styles and mediums are allowed to participate (2D, 3D, stop-motion and more).
  • The Artist must submit an entry directly to our contest. Only entries that are submitted here will be reviewed by our judging panel and considered an official entry.
  • Entries must relate to the contest theme and be original content.
  • You must share your progress. This is a Play-by-Play contest that requires you to add multiple updates to your entry page, similar to how a forum discussion works.


A final animation video no longer than 10 seconds.

How to Enter

  • Find a character rig to use (this challenge is not software specific so you can use any rigged asset). Check out this page for some free rigs
  • Create an animation between 3 seconds and 10 seconds.
  • Share your progress and update entry multiple times.
  • Create a Rookies account to enter the contest (if you don’t already have one).
  • Embed your final video.
  • Include the hashtag #CrazyInQuarantine if you share on your social media so we can reshare.
Animation Challenge - Crazy in Quarantine
Animation Challenge - Crazy in Quarantine
Animation Challenge - Crazy in Quarantine