iAniMagic2016: My Ani-Character Goes Live

Welcome to the sixth annual animation contest of Animation Desk, iAniMagic2016! The contest is now officially live! This year we invite you to create your very own, unique animation character and share the story with us. Between September 15 and November 16, you can submit your work and have the chance to win great prizes including iPad Pro, Wacom Intuos Pro and Apple TV!

Your Mission

Create a minimum of 15-second long character animation with Animation Desk.

“Creativity has no boundaries.”

This is a great chance for you to create your own character animation, inspired by your favorite animated film, cartoon or real people. Submit a minimum of 15-second long original character animation you made with Animation Desk and have a shot at winning prizes with a total value of USD $4,000. We would love to see your Ani-Character in action!

(Image from the 2016 Oscar-winning Animated Film Inside Out)

Contest Timeline

Submission begins: 12pm EST, September 16, 2016

Submission deadline: 12pm EST, November 16, 2016

Winners announcement: January 1, 2017

Grand Prizes Waiting for You 


  • iPad Pro 12.9 Inch (128GB) & Apple Pencil
  • iPad Pro 9.7 Inch (32GB)
  • Wacom Intuos Pro Medium
  • Apple TV 4 (32GB)
  • Wacom Bamboo Fineline 2
  • Sensu Artist Brush & Stylus
  • Adonit Pixel
  • iPad Mini 4 (64GB)

Bonus: Access to Extended Tools

If you want to benefit from an extra set of advanced animation tools for free just for this event, remember to register on the iAniMagic2016 event page. You will gain full access to all the extended tools including full layer support, various export formats and more than 20 brushes to assist you to create even better works.

How to Submit Your Work

All submissions must be uploaded via in-app contest portal.

After completing your animation, tap ‘export’ on the bottom right tool bar on the Project Manager page, and then tap “iAniMagic2016”.


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A pop-up screen will appear, where you can enter the title of your work and a brief description to share your thoughts behind your animation. Tick the categories that are most relevant to your work and tap the tick to save.


Get Animating!

Don’t forget, the sky is your limit so let your imagination go wild and be creative!

We look forward to receiving your masterpiece!

Download Animation Desk here

Visit iAniMagic2016 Contest Page here