Animation Contest

The 2021 Animation Contest Winner is… Patches!

See all the submissions on our YouTube channel.


FREE to Enter! $1000+ Cash & Prizes

Submissions are now open for the inaugural “OURTOONS Animation Contest.”
All animators are invited to apply.*

All accepted entries will have the opportunity to have their projects hosted on our YouTube channel where viewer votes will determine the finalists. Judges will then select the winners from the finalists.
Deadline to enter is June 30th 2021
Finalists are to be announced on September 1st 2021
Winners will be announced on Halloween 2021

Contest Entry Specs

  • Animations should be short-form animations of children’s songs, fairy tales, etc. that contain underrepresented characters*
  • 1920p x 1080p
  • Videos can be up to 5 minutes long
  • 2D and 3D animations accepted
  • There is no limit. You may submit as many times as you like.
  • No submission fee
  • All works must be submitted at or via email to
  • Deadline 6/30/2021
  • You are responsible for securing the necessary permissions and licenses for audio material that is contained in your work. If your music was not created originally for your content, or if you are using another person’s music, you must obtain the necessary permissions or required licenses (include any necessary release forms with your entry)

*female, BIPOC, Enby, LGBTQ+ creators are strongly encouraged to apply
**Characters of all abilities, ethnicities, beliefs and genders. Families composed of same-sex couples, single parents, trans and non-binary parents, etc. There is no limit or requirement. Represent what you’d like children to see, what you think is missing.
***if fewer than 10 animators enter, cash prizes will be reduced

Disclaimer: By entering my work in this contest, I acknowledge that it will be viewed by Ourtoons animation and, if deemed appropriate content, will then air on all Ourtoons platforms (YouTube, TikTok, etc.). Employees of Ourtoons may be exploring films and ideas generated by other outside sources that resemble my submission. I agree to renounce any claim that Ourtoons or its employees misappropriated any ideas or portions of my submission. I acknowledge that this isn’t a solicitation of employment. By entering this competition, entrant accepts full responsibility for securing all rights and permissions to all portions of their work (music, sound effects, voices, etc.)

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