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Nickelodeon's animated short film contest
Nickelodeon' is looking for new creative talent, innovative concepts, funny characters, and original designs. Anyone can join the contest with below guidelines :
• Animated shorts must be: comedic, character driven, and have kid appeal.
• Nickelodeon' is looking for new ideas that feature an original, funny lead character – with about 2   or 3 characters in total. Be prepared to show either through designs, thumbnail storyboards or   script, how funny and unique your characters are.
• Characters must be relatable to kids ages 6 to 11 and appeal to both boys and girls.
• If the characters are human, Nickelodeon' recommend that they be a kid around our audience’s    age. If non-human their mindset should be like a kid and they should encounter situations that are    relatable and comprehendible for kid-audience.

• All submissions must be kid-appropriate in content.
• Shorts are limited to 2 minutes in length and should primarily take place in 1 setting.
• Open to all animation styles including 2D, digital 2D, CG, Stop Motion, Flash, and Mixed Media.

Pitch materials must include:
• Concept Treatment
• Character Descriptions: designs with written descriptions preferred
• 2 minute rough thumbnail storyboards or 2 minute script/outline
• Resume and credits
• Link to online portfolio and/or work samples (if available)
• Must submit a signed copy of the submission release form
Submission can include:
• Character designs – rough sketches are acceptable
• Character layouts
• Link to more pitch content
Online submissions can be sent through www.nickshortspitches.com.
The deadline for submissions is March 29th 2013. No submissions will be accepted after this time.

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