MTSU Students Spend Fall Break Competing in 24 Hour Animation Contest


690 students from 29 schools from across the country, and the globe, competed in Animation Educators Forum’s 24 hour contest to create a 30 second film from scratch on Friday, October 7.This date happened to fall on Fall Break for the MTSU competitors. Each year the contest coordinators sets a theme parameter for student work, this year’s theme: Keeping in mind that walls can be both metaphorical and physical: “create a 30 second animated film that includes a WALL in one form or another.” You can view all submissions on the youtube playlist here.

BK Henry Animation Contest

From the 139 groups of 5 students, 6 were from MTSU. Our Animation students worked diligently on their productions overnight, fueled by pizza and various forms of caffeine. The contest still proved to be a valuable learning experience for all those who participated.img_0157

Students practice their teamwork, time management, meeting deadlines, and of course, animation skills to push themselves past their comfort zones to compete each year. To learn more about the contest and Animation Educators Forum, visit the forum at And for more information about the Animation program at MTSU visit this webpage.