Don't miss the first animation contest of XP-PEN!

CHANGE is happening all the time.

It can be as big as stone age becoming digital world, it can be as small as green leaves turning yellow.

Time is going, water is flowing, birds are migrating.

The only thing that is promised in life is CHANGE.

Can you describe a CHANGE which inspired you most in your life, with a short animation?

If you are a winner, you must contact us within 10 days after the date of the announcement. Not doing so will result in your disqualification as a winner and the election of a new one.

All animation software of the awards, Cartoon Animator, are sponsored by Reallusion and they have a perpetual license, with no monthly fees, nor expiration dates.

Cartoon Animator is a 2D animation software designed for both ability of entry and productivity. You can turn any drawings or images to animated characters, props and scenes instantly.

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The animation is 10-100 seconds in length (Recommend), but it's okay if your animation is over 100 seconds. And please be focused on the theme 'Change'


If you have YouTube channel, please upload the submissions to your YouTube channel with the hashtag #XPPenanimationchallenge in the title. If you don't have a YouTube account yet, upload your animation entry and the thumbnail image needed(1280x720 pixels, ratio 16:9, no more than 2MB) via a file transfer website(google drive preferred). Both of the submitting ways should write to to inform us to check and download your entries. XP-PEN will reply to you via email once your work is approved(48h approx.)


Please add a short description to introduce your animation and yourselves when you write to to allow us understand your entries clear and easier.


You are freely to create any character, background or sound. If possible, we prefer the mascot 'Fenix' can be included in your entry.


Submissions can be 2D, 3D, mixed media, stop motion, picture-stream or anything else you can use to animate a story. Most importantly, please make sure the submissions can be played smoothly. We hope the animation can have a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (720p), subtitles and sound.


All the entries must be original and accurate. Copied works or any sensitive content( extremely violent imagery, or intolerance towards any culture/religion/gender/etc) is not allowed and may lead to disqualification.


Animation must be free of copyright issues. Do not use copyrighted characters, music, or other elements, unless you have the legal right to do so.

I'm Rafa, also known as soyrafaAnimacion; In the last three years, I have been dedicating most of my time to 2D animation, always using XP-PEN tablets. My style is all about cartoons and cute stuff. At the moment, the animation is more like a hobby that although it occupies lots of time, it's something that I'd love to do.

My free Animation course:

Hello I'm Llama Arts. I've been animating horror stories on YouTube for 5 years. Over that time, I've accumulated 2.4 Million Subscribers and over 275 Million views.

I'm an independent animator with a BFA in Animation. My student film 'Welcome to Hell' has garnered a cult-following of artists, writers, cosplayers, and fans, with over 11 million views on youtube, and I'm currently working on a follow-up! I've been doing animation and storyboard work in TV animation since 2015. Notable industry gigs have been MTV and Adult Swim, Buzzfeed Unsolved, and Sega's 'Citizens of Space'. I was also part of the team that produced the animated shorts for Ninja Sex Party's live shows, and their music video '6969'.


Hey I'm  Al3xDonut and I am a Youtuber who is a lover of drawing, I've been dedicating in animation hobby for more than 3 years here.

Get the result of the contest firstly.

A: Please forgive us can not ship to the Africa, Middle East, South America and Mexico.

A: If you are certain someone can sign the parcel definitely and sent it to you, then it is acceptable.

A: The top limits are 2 entries, and you could revise your works before June 16th.

A: No, welcome to join the challenge whatever how old you are.

1.Interpretation and the clarity of the theme

2.Creativity, completeness, and ORIGINALITY

3.Quality of artistic composition and overall impression

XP-Pen encourages you to share the entries to Instagram Twitter or other platforms to get higher feedback. Good luck and enjoy it.


Entrant grant XP-PEN to share (with credit) the submission in social media and any other promotional activities it chooses.

If any entrant used other person's works element in the submission, please proof you have got the approval from the artist.

If there is any work submitted is suspected of plagiarism or copyright infringement or unapproved usage from the original artist, they will be disqualified from the contest instantly.

By winning the contest, your works will belong to both you and XP-PEN. We promise not to use your work for commercial purposes; only for advertisement unless any other agreement is reached with the winner.

For example: If XP-PEN wished to add these animations in business cards, in our websites, brochures, posts, picture books and leaflets for advertising and promotion purpose; in the packaging of our products, on print media and digital media product package for public display; also on printed materials at exhibition booths or retail outlets etc.

If there was a wish to directly use the works for commercial purposes (making sellable products derived from them), XP-PEN will reach a deal with the winner to set up percentages, royalties and other clauses that would have to be accepted by both sides in order to make it happen.

The established 72hs for the announcement of the winners will allow people to know them and check if they don't comply with any stated rules in the contest bases. If we find out and confirm that any of the winners did not follow any of these bases, the status of "winner" will be removed from them.

Prior to submitting artwork, all the participants are responsible for carefully reading and understanding the terms and conditions and fully agreed before taking part in the contest.

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