It’s time for this year’s Golden Morph competition! We’re holding the comp at a slightly different time of the year to normal, but nothing else has changed and the rules remain the same: make a 1-minute Morph animation, send it in to us and make sure you have a lot of fun in the process! Read on for more details…
1. Make a short Morph animation, no longer than one minute long. Your Morph animation can be about anything and you can enter as many films as you like! There are two categories – 16 and over and under 16s. You can enter on your own or with a friend (though there is just one prize up for grabs for each category)
2. There are lots of free animation apps you can download to help you make your animation, including Aardman’s very own app, Aardman Animator which you can download in the App Store and Google Play. You can also watch our series ‘Make Your Own Movies with Merlin’, which covers everything from props to lighting so you can learn some cool tricks of the trade! You can also look back on past Golden Morph entries on the Morph’s YouTube channel too – but don’t copy other fans’ ideas!
3. Once you’re ready to share your animation with the world, you’ll need to upload it to YouTube and then email us the link and which category you are entering to GoldenMorph@aardman.com. Please note that we can only accept entries via YouTube. We’ll add all your videos to our gallery page.
4. Finally, be sure to get your entries to us by 9pm GMT on 3rd April 2022.
All the competition entries will be judged by Peter Lord, Morph’s co-creator and Merlin Crossingham, Morph director. They’ll pick their favourite entries from each age category, with two lucky winners receiving an exclusive golden Morph trophy, created especially for the competition by Aardman’s expert model-makers! Our winners and two runners up will receive a copy of the Art of Aardman book, signed by Peter and Merlin. Plus the winning films will also be featured videos on Morph’s YouTube channel for the world to admire!
Need some help to get started? We have some helpful tutorials below to guide you through some useful techniques and tricks of the trade: