Tuesday 19 August 2014

Young Moviestorm animators encouraged to apply for Future8 Awards

Young Moviestorm animators are being encouraged to apply for the Future 8 Awards in association with The Guardian newspaper.
The Future8 Awards are designed to reward and recognise the very best 7 to 17 year old emerging digital talent in the UK and Ireland.
The awards are working with leading brands and experts across the industry to provide life changing prizes and support to help get future careers off to a flying start.

Moviestorm are supporting the awards with free use of our software through extended trials, and are calling existing Moviestorm users aged 7 to 17, and any potential new users, to apply for the awards.

Moviestorm CEO Andrew Kennedy said:
 "I would encourage young Moviestorm users to enter the Future8 Awards for the journey as much as the reward. 
"If you have a passion for something, then rather than just being a consumer, try being a creator. 
"Kids are great at adopting new technologies, and there are tools out there that can enable anyone like never before.  
"It is never too soon to get involved - we are born with unrestricted creativity, and though education unfortunately tends to erode that potential, awards like Future8 are rewarding the young for developing themselves through utilising technology and expressing themselves.  
"The more we can make stars of these innovative students, the more students will follow."
So far, only three prizes for the competition winners have been announced so far, including trips to LA to be a WeMo Engineer for a day with Belkin, a chance to be mentored by one of Penguin Random House’s top talent and an opportunity to shadow a top music video director on the set of a Sony Music artists video!

Charlotte, community manager for Future8, said that today, kids and teens today are far more technical and digitally skilled than any generation before them.
She added:
"We designed The Future8 Awards to support and inspire young people into becoming digital creators; to develop their skills and share their creative projects so that we can connect them with incredible opportunities they couldn't find elsewhere. 
"We celebrate creative and technical talent and are extremely excited to find the next digital stars in the UK and Ireland.”


What are they looking for? Original App Developers with a love for all things mobile and technology

What are they looking for? Game designers and developers who have created or thought of great concepts for new games

What are they looking for? Musicians, singers, producers with passion. Original music and covers welcome

What are they looking for? Animators with real skill and originality. Stop motion/hand drawn graphics/computer graphics...you name it - they want to see it

What are they looking for? Video creators who know how to tell a story/speak to their audience. It’s all about great video content

What are they looking for? Inventors who want to make life easier/better using technology. Invention ideas of all kinds welcome.

What are they looking for? Music, food, fashion...any topic you love to shout
about. They’re looking for someone who is passionate about blogging and their readers

What are they looking for? Creative web designers and coders with big ideas

Where to download?

Entrants who want to enter the awards but have not yet downloaded Moviestorm can download the software from the following links:
Aged 14 and over - http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/hub/download_edu_unlimited - contains adult themes
Aged 13 and under - http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/hub/download_edu_junior - content suitable for all ages
As part of the installation process, entrants will need to register to get a Moviestorm account and a free 14 day trial.
If entrants wish to extend their trial beyond 14 days, please contact us at support@moviestorm.co.uk and say that they are planning to submit to the Future8 awards, and we will extend their license to well beyond 14 September.

For more information about the Future8 Awards or to apply, visit their website here  like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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