Say hello to the winners of 8th iAniMagic Contest!

Let’s start the new year with a bang by announcing the winners of 8th iAniMagic Contest – Animal Party! The award-winning animators certainly unleashed their creativity and imagination to make a big celebration for the animals! This year, we received an astonishing number of submissions – 277 animations – setting a new record high for this annual animation competition. The judges had a very difficult time deciding who to crown as the winners, as the quality of submissions this year was so high! 

We want to offer a huge round of applause to all of you for taking part, and a big shout out to South Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taiwan, Shu-Te University in Taiwan and Rangsit University in Thailand for their participation in this year’s competition!


Here are the grand winners of the 8th iAniMagic Contest. Let’s take a look at their work and the comments from our judges and Kdan Staff:

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CALLING ALL ANIMATORS! The 8th iAniMagic Competition Ends November 10th, 2019

CALLING ALL ANIMATORS (AND ASPIRING ANIMATORS)! The 8th iAniMagic Contest is the perfect opportunity for you to show off your work to the animation world and grow as an artist.

What is the iAniMagic Contest? 

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Fostering Self Expression and Creativity in Kids through Animation

Self-expression is the intrinsic way in which we express what it feels like to be human. 

It’s the avenue by which we communicate to ourselves and the world what we think, feel and believe. It helps us understand ourselves and the way in which we see the world better, but it’s not always pretty or productive. 

The absence of self-expression can lead to unhealthy outbursts. 

The world of self-expression can be hard to navigate for developing minds. It’s our job as adults to help them identify and try new methods of self-expression. Kids need to express themselves and find a healthy way to channel their creativity. 

Why not introduce them to the art of animation? Not only does animation teach focus, but it also helps them learn something new and fun in the process. 

Children see a huge benefit when they’re encouraged to engage in self-expression, according to Building Blocks for a Healthy Future. They possess higher self-confidence, individuality, problem-solving skills, and the ability to cope with their feelings. This ultimately leads to less stress and anxiety in the long term.  Continue reading “Fostering Self Expression and Creativity in Kids through Animation”

iAniMagic 2019 Competition is kicking off!

Get ready to combine your love of animation and animals into one masterpiece – the iAniMagic Competition is back! The 8th iAniMagic, starting from August 1st, invites you to show off your animation skills whilst demonstrating your love for animals. The big winner this year will receive a monetary prize worth 700USD and more! 

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Guan-Ting Chen (陳冠廷) received both the Best Art and Student awards in iAnimagic 2017 for his thought-provoking animated film, Wanam (大武俠行旅). His award-winning piece has a very particular artistic taste, dominated by bold lines and striking colors. It has a unique and imaginative storyline about the rise of samurais and geishas again in Japan’s future, and addresses various social issues such as gender stereotypes, homosexuality, and gender identity, encouraging the audience to think about these topics. We have had the pleasure to have Guan-Ting sharing his animation journey.