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Why do we call it the 3|Thirty? Participants have 3 months to develop a thirty-second animation short. The shorts can use any form of animation (2D, 3D, stop-motion, etc.) and must include the 3| Thirty ID. The ID is an Identifier that shows us this short was made exclusively for this competition. This year’s 3|Thirty ID is will be revealed on September the 1st. The competition has three categories for entrants:

  • School – (Years 7-12)
  • Tertiary – (TAFE and University students)
  • Open – (Animation Professionals and Hobbyists)


Animation shorts will be judged by a panel (scored 1-10) with highest average score declared winner. All animation shorts will be screened and winners announced at the 3|Thirty Awards Night.

  • 1st August | Registrations Open (Register at
  • 1st September | 3|Thirty ID released – Production commences
  • 30th September | Registrations closed
  • 30th November | Animation Submission Deadline
  • 14th December | 3|Thirty Awards Night (TBC)


Entrance Fee:

  • Tertiary/Open – $20 per film submission
  • School – $5 per film submission

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Posted 17 August 2020