• Create a graphic animation in 2D or 3D based on "Nati Hangarau: Technology - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"

• All animations must be no longer than 3 minutes.
• Graphic animations may be created by animating computer graphics designed by students.
• All animations must be supplied as HIGH QUALITY AVI FILES, MPEG FILES or QUICKTIME FILES.

• Please note in the Pipi Nati & Senior Sections the Animation section is combined. In the Junior Section Stop Motion & Graphic Animations will be judged separately.


• Please create 1 copy of all your schools animation entries and download to CD, DVD, Memory Stick or Mac-Compatible External Hard-drive. 


What is a graphic animation?

A graphic animation is a cartoon created using a computer animation programme.

How to make a graphic animation?

  • Brainstorm your story and characters
  • Create a Storyboard
  • Write a Script
  • Create animated frames using programmes like Macromedia Flash, Blender, Marvin, Microsoft Paint & Powerpoint etc
  • Add music and narration.


  • Watch cartoons on Cartoon Network or on TV 2, 3 and MTS after school
  • Watch animated movies and music videos.

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