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Jeff
12-12-2016, 01:37 PM
Details


What would you do if you were stranded outside in the cold of winter? What if aliens invaded, or zombies attacked? How would you stay alive? This competition is all about survival. We want you to come up with an animation focusing on surviving against all odds. There are no other restrictions, the setting is up to you! Think you can come up with the best survival animation?

We would like all entrants to make a thread in the Works In Progress (http://forums.stickpage.com/forumdisplay.php?30-Works-In-Progress) forum and keep it updated with your progress as you animate your submission. Doing this is not a requirement but we will be granting bonus points to those that keep their thread up to date, so make sure you make your thread to collect those points! Here are some past examples of the kind of thread we want you to make:

Evangelion - 1st Place (Pro) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90424-FTC-EVANGELION-1-02-You-are-(not)-done-(-%26%23865%3B%B0-%26%23860%3B%26%23662%3B-%26%23865%3B%B0)) - exceld
Gurren-Lagann - 3rd Place (Pro) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90466-Gurren-Hen-FTC) - Irian
The Hobbit 3 - 1st Place (Intermediate) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90558-FTC-The-Hobbit-3) - Barthimo1
Super Mario - 2nd Place (Pro) Game Tribute Legion 2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?83708-Gtl-Super-mario-bros-trib) - Syrius
Metal Stick Rising - 3rd Place (Pro) Game Tribute Legion 2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?84394-Metal-Gear-Rising-Revengeance-GTL) - Xrebellion
Note: This competition is intended for beginners only. If you can make a better animation than this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjkq2Ekjdmw), you should join one of our main competitions (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99760-StickPage-Competition-Schedule-2016-2017) instead. Otherwise, feel free to join in!

Entry Scoring


Submissions will be scored on the following criteria:

Submission
Animation - Demonstration of technical animation skill. Things such as timing, rhythm, arcs, squash, stretch, etc. will all be taken into account.
Art - How well you can draw. We'll look at things like design, detail, coloring, outlines, etc.
Length - We require a minimum of 60 seconds, but it doesn't have to be exactly 60 seconds. A longer animation is better as long as the quality doesn't suffer because of it.
Originality - We're looking for entrants to try new things! The more you set yourself apart the better.
Extra
Posted in Competition Thread
Created WIP Thread
Kept WIP Thread Updated
The animation itself accounts for the majority of total possible points, but final ranking is not determined solely by how good your animation is.

Timeline






12
DEC


Competition Begins
The competition officially commences, entries can be submitted any time after this.





4
MAR


Final Due Date
All entries must be submitted by this date!





11
MAR


Winners Announcement
Judges will spend the week reviewing and scoring entries. The final results will be posted this day.




How To Enter


To enter the competition all you need to do is reply to this thread stating what your survival setting is. After posting, make your progress thread in the Works in Progress section. When you have finished your animation, double check that you've met all the requirements listed below and send me a private message with your PayPal email address and a link to the SWF of your entry, or the video file if you've chosen to use another program. You may still submit an entry even if you don't make a WIP thread or post here, but you will be at an automatic disadvantage to those who do!

We will accept submissions and announce the winners according to the timeline above. We will be releasing the submitted animations on a weekly schedule after the competitions ends, so remember not to leak your entry anywhere until two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels! If you do not supply a PayPal email address you will not be able to receive your prize if you win.

Requirements


These must be followed in order for your submission to qualify. Failure to meet these requirements will automatically disqualify your entry.

Must mainly focus on stick figures
Must be a complete finished animation, cannot be split into multiple parts
Must have sound effects & music
Credits & introductions should not be excessively long, we will not accept submissions that have more credits than animation
Must contain a minimum of 60 seconds of animation excluding any introductions or credits
Must contain official StickPage branding (download Flash package here (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package.zip) or MP4 video package here (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package-Video.zip)), applied in the following ways:
Introduction - A brief animated introduction to be placed at the very beginning of your animation, after any preloaders and before any other introductions
Main Menu Link - If your animation is a SWF and has a menu, a link to StickPage must be present somewhere in it
Watermark - A StickPage watermark must be present in the lower left-hand corner of the animation throughout playback, must be a link to StickPage if it's a SWF
Credits - StickPage must also appear during the credits, must be a link if it's a SWF
All released versions of the animation must contain the StickPage branding described above
Must not be released until a two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels
Must have a PayPal account to receive prize

Prizes


We have a total of $1,000 in prizes for this competition. Check out the break down below:


1st - $330
2nd - $200
3rd - $120
4th - $80
5th - $70
6th - $60
7th - $50
8th - $40
9th - $30
10th - $20

FAQ & Help


Not sure on something? Feel free to post questions in this thread! Common answers or good questions will be added below.

Participants


Here are our entrants and their progress so far!

Announced: 20 | Progress Threads: 8/20



AwesTube
RalvinTY
"SAF 44" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101517-SPAC-Fallen-44)
Tecness2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101502-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Tecness)


Corebunny
darkhitman
"Bad Dreams"
TheBestG (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101469-Begginer-s-SPAC-Patientiam)


Seagull
poppetje3D
Horizon28


IanTalusig
"Berserk Apocalypse" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101614-Survival-Begginers-Competition-Berserk-Apocalypse-(-Ian-Talusig-)&p=1471654#post1471654)
Bams
"SIMPLE WORLD" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101572-SPAC-Survival-(beginner)-SIMPLE-WORLD)
Loops
"Survival 101"


varun992
"InHuman" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101622-SPAC-Survival-Beginner-Competition-InHuman)
BonBon
"Run" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101615-SPAC-Beginner-Run&p=1471665#post1471665)
Bearry


Horizon28
"Outlast" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101532-SPAC-Beginner-s-Project-Outast)
StallionSP
MethodAnims1


Akiya
N T
"Blazing" (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101687-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Blazing)

AwesTube
12-12-2016, 06:52 PM
You know, I think I will actually join this one.

Jeff
12-12-2016, 06:56 PM
u better

TheBestG
12-12-2016, 07:30 PM
"If you can make a better animation than this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjkq2Ekjdmw), you should join one of our main competitions instead."

Nah, I'm still joining this. :^)

darkhitman
12-12-2016, 09:16 PM
Paypal isn't supported in my country (so pissed) can I use skrill instead?

RalvinTY
12-12-2016, 11:53 PM
I just started animating just months ago so that means I'm still a beginner. So ill be joining this one. because im done with my current project.

Tecness2
12-13-2016, 01:00 AM
Joining. I'll edit this post with a work in progress thread after I've made it.
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101502-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Tecness

Corebunny
12-13-2016, 01:58 AM
I will join this >:D

apielang
12-13-2016, 03:03 AM
wew 82 days, it;s longer than before. Goodluck everyone

TheBestG
12-13-2016, 09:09 PM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101469-Begginer-s-SPAC-Patientiam

Thread. Let's go!

Seagull
12-13-2016, 11:18 PM
FINALLY alright I'll join in. I'm thinking my setting will be the Arctic. Like mountains and snow and stuff. And it may or may not be pokemon related. Haven't decided yet.

RalvinTY
12-14-2016, 06:32 AM
Mai title is " SAF 44 ".

poppetje3D
12-14-2016, 08:57 AM
Cool theme, good luck to all of you!

Horizon28
12-14-2016, 03:51 PM
Definitely joining this.So much time to complete an entry good luck everyone:D

darkhitman
12-14-2016, 04:44 PM
Ok I've decided. The name of my animation is 'Bad Dreams'
It'll be about surviving a persons worst nightmares. Please put me in the list

RalvinTY
12-16-2016, 06:32 PM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101517-SPAC-Fallen-44


I have a question Jeff. What If I boost my Animating skills and looks like dope. will you remove me from the competition?

darkhitman
12-19-2016, 12:54 PM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101511-SPAC-Beginners-Bad-Dreams. Here's my thread

Jeff
12-19-2016, 12:57 PM
The main thread has been updated with all the participants so far!


I have a question Jeff. What If I boost my Animating skills and looks like dope. will you remove me from the competition?

We would definitely not remove you from the competition. We want you to get good enough for the main competition through this competition. If your submission shows you're good enough, you'd probably score first and we'd let you know that you should join the main competition. One of the main reasons I moved the beginners competition to two weeks before the main competition is so if this happens you don't have to wait long for the main competition.

IanTalusig
12-19-2016, 08:12 PM
Pls join me in im early i can start this !

apielang
12-21-2016, 08:36 AM
Why am i on the list in this competition???

Bams
12-21-2016, 11:29 PM
I want to join this one XD

exceld
12-23-2016, 09:03 AM
I don't if I can join this or not, but the theme looks so fun! D: Can I join in, Jeff?

Loops
12-23-2016, 06:23 PM
If you can make an animation that's not have a serious atmosphere then i'll try to make one called "Survival 101"

Fordz
12-24-2016, 08:07 AM
I don't if I can join this or not, but the theme looks so fun! D: Can I join in, Jeff?
lmao quit it exceld you're definitely not a beginner.
Even if the theme sounds fun, it would be unfortunate for the beginners.
To compete with skilled competitors and to make it to the top will bring you more satisfaction.

exceld
12-24-2016, 10:01 AM
lmao quit it exceld you're definitely not a beginner.
Even if the theme sounds fun, it would be unfortunate for the beginners.
To compete with skilled competitors and to make it to the top will bring you more satisfaction.

lmao sry sry I understand. I'll withdraw myself from here~

Seagull
12-24-2016, 10:18 PM
lmao quit it exceld you're definitely not a beginner.
Even if the theme sounds fun, it would be unfortunate for the beginners.
To compete with skilled competitors and to make it to the top will bring you more satisfaction.

I mean, not quite. If he does enter it and make an animation with this theme, I doubt he'll be included in the competition's results, however, he might get sponsored seperately. Meaning he could still make money without hurting the chances of the beginners

varun992
12-27-2016, 12:50 PM
Wow,

I would like to join this. I joined this site 4 years ago while in college, when the first site I opened everyday was stickpage. Now, with a job and other things, I've hardly animated anything in the past 3 years. Hoping to find some time and animate an entry over the next 2 months. Hope I can still join. :)

IanTalusig
12-27-2016, 09:48 PM
Im back

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101614-Survival-Begginers-Competition-Berserk-Apocalypse-(-Ian-Talusig-)&p=1471654#post1471654

what is the required aspec ratio?

BonBon
12-27-2016, 10:18 PM
It's late, but can i join?

JasontheBoring
12-27-2016, 11:08 PM
It's late, but can i join?

lol of course you can, due date's still march

BonBon
12-28-2016, 01:11 AM
lol of course you can, due date's still march
Ooo, Here's my THREAD (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101615-SPAC-Beginner-Run&p=1471665#post1471665) anyway...

Bearry
12-28-2016, 03:50 AM
Im joining this one, sign me up

IanTalusig
12-29-2016, 01:28 AM
here @Jeff


http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101614-Survival-Begginers-Competition-Berserk-Apocalypse-(-Ian-Talusig-)&highlight=berserk+apocalypse

Horizon28
12-29-2016, 02:50 AM
Thread:http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101532-SPAC-Beginner-s-Project-Outast

Seagull
12-29-2016, 04:26 PM
Im back

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101614-Survival-Begginers-Competition-Berserk-Apocalypse-(-Ian-Talusig-)&p=1471654#post1471654

what is the required aspec ratio?

I believe it's 16:9, meaning you can use something along the lines of 800x450, 1280x720, or 1920x1080, although I'd highly recommend 800x450, as it's easiest to fit on the stickpage website, and since flash is vector graphic based, that means when they render it out to an MP4 for stickpage's YouTube, they can render at 1080p regardless of the original dimensions of the SWF, so you don't have to worry about the resolution being too low.

Edot: although I'm not entirely sure there's even an aspect ratio requirement. But if there was, I'm certain that's what it would be, as it's the perfect ratio for youtube

MethodAnims1
12-30-2016, 02:53 AM
oh man after that SPFAC, i realized i was not good enough lol didnt even finished my part because of pressure
but now i will
can i join? btw i am a beginner
I will do mecha ninja zombies and samurai aliens (NOPE)
the title will be Extinction (NOPE)

EDIT: I will be doing a showdown between 5 legendary ninjas w/ pawns and 1 master of all trades
The title will be Ikinoberu : Kakusha

varun992
12-30-2016, 06:04 AM
Thread : http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101622-SPAC-Survival-Beginner-Competition-InHuman

Rootebega
12-31-2016, 11:48 PM
Honestly I'd love to join this, but I'm pretty sure my I'd embarrass myself. I've only animated for a few months and I don't think I'll be able to stand but I guess I should still try right?

Ashero
01-01-2017, 04:42 PM
are joints allowed?

Akiya
01-01-2017, 08:25 PM
i join this

rdhiyar
01-02-2017, 05:53 PM
Ok i want joint it

exceld
01-02-2017, 07:28 PM
are joints allowed?

You're required to do the animation alone :/ joints aren't allowed

guramecon
01-02-2017, 08:20 PM
You're required to do the animation alone :/ joints aren't allowed

there's no rule saying that joints are not allowed

but jeff already explained it here

You can work with whoever else you want on these but the person that submits the final animation will receive any prize money and they will have to divide it themselves.

exceld
01-02-2017, 08:24 PM
there's no rule saying that joints are not allowed

but jeff already explained it here

000: oh i see

N T
01-03-2017, 08:37 AM
I will attempt to complete an animation for this. The setting will be the desert.

WIP thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101687-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Blazing

MethodAnims1
01-07-2017, 07:31 AM
i cant seem to find RalvinTY's SPAC - Fallen 44 in the WIP Threads. What happened?

quinsilva
01-13-2017, 08:30 PM
Am I allowed to join this??

Jeff
01-16-2017, 10:54 AM
The main list has been updated! I am getting excited looking at the ideas and energy coming out of this theme! Good luck everyone


what is the required aspec ratio?

No requirement but 16:9 is still preferred!


It's late, but can i join?

It's never too late :D


the story would be about an outlaw running from the government somewhere around Japan.

..does that fit to the "survival" theme?

absolutely that sounds awesome


are joints allowed?

Yes, however we will only send prizes to 1 paypal account so if you do you must divide the prize up yourselves. To keep things simple for us we don't want to deal with multiple payments per entry.

N T
01-27-2017, 08:08 AM
The main list has been updated! I am getting excited looking at the ideas and energy coming out of this theme! Good luck everyone
You forgot me on the list.

WIP thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101687-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Blazing

Jeff
01-27-2017, 12:49 PM
Woops, added

Looking sweet btw!

ArifWalker
02-01-2017, 10:45 AM
I'll join this one :D

IanTalusig
02-03-2017, 02:03 AM
Hi! sorry i havent update mine but can i make another animation cause i dont like mine its looks like no good story in it so ill make new

hopefully i can finish this!

Pwisne
02-10-2017, 04:39 AM
i want to join this :)....i ll make WIP later

name:Survival Outbreak

ArifWalker
02-14-2017, 03:42 AM
I'm joining this , Just waiting for my thread get accepted

Bearry
02-19-2017, 12:49 AM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102426-SPAC-Survive-The-Dark-Bearry-s-Entry&p=1476158#post1476158 link to my thread

sorryh
02-20-2017, 11:07 AM
count me in, http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102444-SPAC-Survival-AWAKEN&p=1476221#post1476221
animation called AWAKEN.
will update the thread when i finish it asap

rajesh91
02-20-2017, 11:59 AM
I'm joining this .

Thread name:

[SPAC] Beginner Survival - Undead

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102448-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Undead

Corebunny
02-25-2017, 02:27 AM
Shit, i made W.I.P. thread 2 months ago, forgot to post it here :/
SO here it is http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?101525-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-HOPE

Tecness2
03-01-2017, 12:36 AM
Withdrawing.

S.A.
03-01-2017, 03:23 AM
Copyright music allowed?
Put me in!

Jeff
03-01-2017, 02:45 PM
Starting to get entries coming! Very excited to see how everyone's done. If you've submitted and not heard back, please be patient. I will send everyone who submits a reply, but they will be sent out the day after the competition closes at the latest.

MethodAnims1
03-01-2017, 11:19 PM
can i submit after the deadline?
EDIT: (Oh its only 60 seconds minimum :/)
Jeff where wil i submit it btw? To you or Stone?
Ill submit on Sunday i think

TheBestG
03-02-2017, 09:21 AM
I will submit my until there is 7 hours left :^)

EDIT: nvm, with1 day left and I finished :^

S.A.
03-04-2017, 12:17 PM
Hey Jeff, guess you forgot to add me.
Here's my link btw: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102591-SPAC-Beginner-The-Maze&p=1476861#post1476861

Jeff the God, any chance of grace time? (just started 3 hrs back ;-;)

[Well shit couldn't finish it, was midnight already. At least I'll get the 3 points right?....right Jeff...? '-' ]

Arch-Angel
03-04-2017, 02:13 PM
Hey Jeff, guess you forgot to add me.
Here's my link btw: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102591-SPAC-Beginner-The-Maze&p=1476861#post1476861

Jeff the God, any chance of grace time? (just started 3 hrs back ;-;)

[Well shit couldn't finish it, was midnight already. At least I'll get the 3 points right?....right Jeff...? '-' ]

I think he let's people turn in late until the day before judging, but you're going to get docked points per day late

Jeff
03-05-2017, 10:42 AM
Hey everyone! The competition has come to a close. I've had a few requests for more time, so I will still be accepting submissions until Thursday at midnight MT. We did not have the lateness rule when this went up so there will be no point penalty, that will be in the next competition. If you have submitted already feel free to use this extra time to make any final adjustments, if not thank you for getting it done on time! The message at the top says "Judging Today", that is wrong and will be fixed Judging will happen this Friday. If you are not listed on the main post, do not worry! I double check every submission so everyone gets the points they deserve. If I do end up making a mistake, please let me know ASAP! Good luck everyone, I am really looking forward to this competition's entries - there are so many more this time around!

EDIT: To be clear: winners list will go up the 11th of March now.

MethodAnims1
03-06-2017, 06:05 AM
Hey everyone! The competition has come to a close. I've had a few requests for more time, so I will still be accepting submissions until Thursday at midnight MT. We did not have the lateness rule when this went up so there will be no point penalty, that will be in the next competition. If you have submitted already feel free to use this extra time to make any final adjustments, if not thank you for getting it done on time! The message at the top says "Judging Today", that is wrong and will be fixed Judging will happen this Friday. If you are not listed on the main post, do not worry! I double check every submission so everyone gets the points they deserve. If I do end up making a mistake, please let me know ASAP! Good luck everyone, I am really looking forward to this competition's entries - there are so many more this time around!

EDIT: To be clear: winners list will go up the 11th of March now.

Yeaaaah boi!!! Thanks Jeff
Ill be able to submit it i guess

S.A.
03-06-2017, 12:55 PM
Hey everyone! The competition has come to a close. I've had a few requests for more time, so I will still be accepting submissions until Thursday at midnight MT. We did not have the lateness rule when this went up so there will be no point penalty, that will be in the next competition. If you have submitted already feel free to use this extra time to make any final adjustments, if not thank you for getting it done on time! The message at the top says "Judging Today", that is wrong and will be fixed Judging will happen this Friday. If you are not listed on the main post, do not worry! I double check every submission so everyone gets the points they deserve. If I do end up making a mistake, please let me know ASAP! Good luck everyone, I am really looking forward to this competition's entries - there are so many more this time around!

EDIT: To be clear: winners list will go up the 11th of March now.

Jeff the God has heard our prayers.
*bows head*

MethodAnims1
03-08-2017, 03:48 AM
I have a question, does MT stand for Mountain Time?

Jeff
03-08-2017, 11:36 AM
Yes it does!

S.A.
03-09-2017, 11:14 AM
Jeff add me in front page pls. Thanks.

EDIT: Link - Cool shiz thready (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102591-SPAC-Beginner-The-Maze)

rajesh91
03-10-2017, 03:29 AM
Hey Jeff, guess you forgot to add me in list.

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102448-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Undead-(Completed)

power fuse0
03-10-2017, 04:14 AM
Hey Jeff, guess you forgot to add me in list.

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102448-SPAC-Beginner-Survival-Undead-(Completed)

Chances are he's probably busy compiling the entries, judging them and organising other things.

Jeff
03-10-2017, 12:42 PM
Hey everyone! The competition is officially closed, we will be doing judging today. This time around there are actually 10 entries exactly, so everyone who submitted on time will be getting a prize! I will be announcing the winners tomorrow ideally, if for some reason one of our judges is unavailable in time we may have to postpone a day, but by the end of the weekend for sure!

Apologies for the lack of updates to the thread this time around, I am going to be getting some help to manage these threads as I am having difficulties working on the site and finding the time/remembering to keep these up to date. I often stroll through the WIPs to see what people are working on though, and I am really excited to watch all of these! If anyone is willing to help out please let me know, I'm going to find a way to allow group editing of threads so if someone with time wants to help me keep these organized I would appreciate it!

Good work everyone, please stay tuned! I have sent out confirmations to everyone who submitted, if you've submitted and did not receive a confirmation PLEASE let me know ASAP so I can get you on the list. I have gone through and confirmed the extra points for everyone as well, so if you've made the WIP post (even if it didn't show up because it was moderated) I will see it. When the results go up you'll be able to see.

S.A.
03-10-2017, 01:34 PM
Hey Jeff, I'll help you out in any way if you'd like. Also, looks like I'm not gonna be able to enter the contest now. It's fine, I'll finish it either way and add it to my completed works and be a proud daddy :'D
All the best to the contestants, even though you've an assured prize xD

The 1 and only Pro
03-10-2017, 05:18 PM
How u suppose to get animation software if theres already a link leading to 1 then lets get into it
https://postimg.org/image/5hj505qvd/

Jeff
03-11-2017, 10:03 PM
Looking like one of the judges will not have their scores in on time today, so we will have to postpone the winners list until tomorrow. Sorry guys! Thanks for the patience!

TheBestG
03-11-2017, 10:26 PM
Alright, hype still continues tho. :^

S.A.
03-11-2017, 11:35 PM
Looking like one of the judges will not have their scores in on time today, so we will have to postpone the winners list until tomorrow. Sorry guys! Thanks for the patience!

Just out of curiosity Jeff, is it still possible to submit with penalty?

CraftyAnims
03-13-2017, 09:57 PM
Sorry if this sounds annoying but whats the update on the list?

Jeff
03-13-2017, 11:18 PM
Not annoying at all! Sorry for the extra couple days delay, thanks for being so patient everyone! The winners are now UP http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?102831-Survival-WINNERS-Winter-Beginners-Competition-2017