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Competition Overview

Create a trailer for your favorite book or use this opportunity to create a unique book report for class!

Most movie trailers highlight the characters and plot of a story while not giving away the ending. Even though the movie has a beginning, middle and end, the trailer itself also has a unique beginning, middle, and end.

You are asked to create a book trailer for a book you've read and then create a script, storyboard, and trailer that highlights the plot and character of the story while not giving away the ending.

1. Register for this competition

2. Create your Alice Presentation

3. Submit your Alice FILE to this page

4. Evaluate your peers' presentations

5. Get your evaluations!


Software Required: Alice 2

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Rules / Requirements

Peer Review

You will be required to review other submissions and provide feedback. This gives you the opportunity to help other people improve their skills; in addition, this is how you will get information on how to improve your skills.

Technical Requirements

  1. The animation must be an Alice 2 file (extension: a2w).
  2. Only one animation may be submitted per user.

Judging Criteria

Your submission will be evaluated on these criteria:

  • How well the plot and characters were established
  • How naturally the plot seemed to unfold
  • How well characters struggled with conflict with the story advanced through the plot
  • How closely the trailer ending seemed to follow the story without givng away the ending of the book
  • Most procedures have a logical purpose
  • Most procedures have a comment describing their purpose
  • Most procedure comments are understandable

What is Alice 2?

Create animations, tell a story, make an interactive game, and share it on the web all while learning the methods and basics of programming.


Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming.  Students learn fundamental programming as they create animated movies and simple video games.


In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects. In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#.


Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.


By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.

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Key Dates

Date Availability


08/22/12 to 11/30/12


12/10/12 to 12/28/12

Winners Announced


How to Participate
Step 1: Register
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Click the box on the right to sign up.

Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

August 22, 2012 - November 30, 2012

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Complete your entry and submit your work.

Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

December 10, 2012 - December 28, 2012

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Give feedback for other submissions.

Step 4: Review Evaluations

December 28, 2012 - January 11, 2013

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View and rate feedback for your submission.