TGSNT™ (The Greatest Story Never Told) Animation Competition

It’s competition time!! Check it out!

TGSNT™ (The Greatest Story Never Told) is an annual global digital storytelling competition designed to encourage and promote the use of Flash MX 2004, Toon Boom Studio and all CG software as a storytelling medium to produce original stories for the web, video, DVD, TV, Film, and interactive entertainment.

You can visit the site at the links below:

http://www.tgsnt.com or http://www.thegreateststorynevertold.com

Toon Boom is an official sponsor for the 2nd Annual TGSNT. There is an entry fee of $30; $15 for students. They accept stories that were created/produced after January 15, 2004. TGSNT competition is open to animators, filmmakers, independent storytellers and students worldwide.

What’s in it for you?

Aside from having your original story seen by a global audience, The Greatest Story Never Told competition offers you the chance to have your work featured in Computer Arts (UK), the world’s best-selling creative magazine as well as in iHT’s Computer, Graphics & Publishing (Italy); AWN (Animation World Network) Magazine and .net, the U.K.'s favourite Internet magazine. You’ll work will also be featured on FlashTV™, the best place internationally to have your work seen (web site/half hour television program). The prize pool will be split between four winners:
Prizes for this year’s event include:

- ZOOLOOK Entertainment’s Cave Dudes™ Limited Edition Foosball Table
- Free Web Hosting for life (mt) MediaTemple
- Toon Boom Studio and Studio Express
- Eovia’s Carrara 4
- Macromedia’s Studio MX 2004 with Flash Professional
- Avid Xpress DV
- Bias Inc.'s Studio, Peak 4.1, Deck
- Wacom’s Intuos2 Platinum 9x12
- Erain’s Swift 3D v4
- Discreet’s Combustion and Cleaner,
- DigiDesign’s DV Toolkit and MBox and much, much more!

For complete details on all the prizes being offered for this year’s event, visit http://www.tgsnt.com.

There’s also a mini giveaway each month beginning October 15, 2004. They will select one lucky artists who has submitted a story for the competition to receive a special goodie bag which includes:

- A FREE 1 year subscription to Computer Arts magazine
- 1 FREE copy of Eovia’s Carrara 3D Basics
- 1 year of FREE hosting (basic) from (mt) MediaTemple. Inc.
- 1 copy of either Screentime for Flash, mProjector or SWF Desktop
- 1 FREE copy of an Animation title from Thomson Course PTR

That’s a pretty nice package just for entering! There’s four drawings in all!

Anyone up for the challenge?

Wow pretty interessting.a lot of great artist in this contest

True! I just received their email blast from TGSNT. They announced the first winner of their TGSNT Mini Giveaway which includes a year subscription to Computer Arts magazine; a copy of Carrara 3D Basics; an animation book from Thomson Course PTR; a copy of either Screentime for Flash, SWF Desktop or mProjector and free web hosting from (mt) Media Temple for one year. They also announced 3 new prize sponsors to the competition. It keeps getting bigger! Wow!

I think that ToonBoom should create an contest like that to promote them product.