Of Mice and Monsters! (with Scratch)
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Competition Overview

Use Scratch to animate characters you create like bunnies, mice, dinosaurs and zombies!


Submit your entry, evaluate peer submissions, and earn a badge for animating a cute critter or ferocious fiend!







Participants who submit an animation and evaluate 5 other submissions, have a chance to receive an "Of Mice and Monster Badge"!



Evaluate 5 other submissions and earn an average score between 9 and 12.



Evaluate 5 other submissions and earn an average score of 17 or higher.

Evaluate 5 other submissions and earn an average score between 13 and 16.


Software Required: Scratch

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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 fellow animators improve their skills.


    Technical Requirements


    1. The animation must be a link to your project on the Scratch Server.
    2. The animation should be between 10 - 60 seconds in length
    3. Users should be able to watch the entire project without pressing anything. There should be no interactive elements.
    4. No copyrighted material may be used. (To learn more about copyright laws, click here.)
    5. Only one animation may be submitted per user.


    Judging Criteria


    Your submission will be evaluated on these criteria:

    • How well it meets the technical requirements (stated above).
    • How creative, cool, and fun the animation is for the submission.
    • How well adjusted the timing is for the animation.
    • How well the background/set support the characters.


    You can learn more about the evaluation criteria here.


    What is Scratch?

    As people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a programming language that uses blocks of different color and shape to represent the various parts of coding. These blocks visually snap together to create scripts. Due to this drag and drop method, it is easy to see, edit, and test the scripts and their parts. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free download from http://scratch.mit.edu.

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    Key Dates

    Date Availability


    06/06/12 to 08/31/12


    09/06/12 to 09/23/12

    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

    June 06, 2012 - August 31, 2012

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    Complete your entry and submit your work.

    Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

    September 06, 2012 - September 23, 2012

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    Give feedback for other submissions.

    Step 4: Review Evaluations

    September 23, 2012 - September 28, 2012

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    View and rate feedback for your submission.