Next Generation Animators Contest

BabyFirst Americas, the nation’s leading TV channel for babies, toddlers and parents, is looking for America’s next great animation artist! Are you ready to lead Americas next generation of great animators?

BabyFirst Americas announces a national contest that will search for new generation animation talent. The Grand Prize winner of the search will receive a $3000 cash scholarship and the chance to have her/his work broadcast on the TV network throughout the country. The second place winner will receive $500.00!


Will you be the newest leader in the animation field? Check out the contest rules below, sign the SUBMISSION AGREEMENT FORM and send us your entry to You can lead the next animation revolution!

BabyFirst Americas “Next Generation Animators” Contest Rules, Terms & Conditions

1. ELIGIBILITY:BabyFirst Americas (“BFA”) Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including D.C.), Mexico and Canada; who are between the ages of seventeen (17) years old and twenty-five (25) years old at the time of entry. All employees, agents, and contractors of BFA and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. 2. CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest entries must arrive either by postal service or other means of physical delivery on a CD or DVD at 10390 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 310, Los Angeles CA 90025 by August 31, 2012. Any entry that arrives after 5pm on August 31, 2012 will be disqualified. 3. CONTEST SUBMISSION: a.During the Contest visit and follow the links and instructions on how to submit an animated clip (the “Submission”). Submission Requirements:- All submissions must be animated; All submissions must be a minimum of thirty (30) seconds and up to a maximum of two (2) minutes in length; All submissions must be targeted at the educational and entertainment needs of children from the ages of 0-4 years; All submissions must reflect and embody the Latino/Hispanic culture; All submissions must be primarily in English; All submissions must be based on children’s music. Contestants can either choose a song from the BabyFirst Americas approved song list (located at bottom of page) or provide their own original audio track accompanied with a signed letter indicating that Contestant is authorized to use the recording and releasing BFA from any liability associated with the use of the material; All submissions must include a signed copy of the Submission Agreement (#9) found within this document; All submissions must adhere to the following technical specifications: 

Media Type                                  File Burned on a DVDVideo Codec

MPEG2Bit-rate                           Minimum 25 Mbps Bit-rare mode  CBR

Resolution                                    1920×1080

Scanning                                        Progressive or Interlaced

Frame Rate                                    25

Profile/Level                                 HL

Chroma Format                           4:2:2 or 4:2:0

Aspect Ration                               16:9

Container                                        Preferred; .mpg (Program Stream), .mxf,                                                                                       MPEG2

                                                            Accepted; .mp4,Transport (.ts or .m2t)

Audio                                                mpeg audio layer 2

Audio bit-rate                               224 kbps 16 bit

Audio sample rate                       48

Audio channels                             Stereo

BFA has the right, but not the obligation, to use the Submission on all relevant platforms including, but not limited to the TV Channel, Website, and Mobile Apps without any compensation from BFA, except where prohibited by law. Contestants will obtain the rights to the Submissions excluding only the music if Contestant chooses to use a BFA song clip. Any Submission that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent, obscene or otherwise does not comply with the BFA standards as determined by BFA in its sole discretion, will not be eligible. BFA is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected entries which are void. In addition, by entering, Contestants represent and warrant that the entries that they submit: are their own original creations, do not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights and has obtained permission from the people featured in the Submission to enter this Contest. BFA will keep all Submissions – they will not be returned to Contestants.

Limit: Each Contestant may enter one (1) Submission during the Contest Period.

4. JUDGING/REQUIREMENTS OF CONTEST WINNERS:  The Grand Prize winner will be notified by email and or phone on or about October 26, 2012. Winner must comply with all contest rules as published. The potential Grand Prize winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his state of residence) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, where permitted, within five (5) days from the date of notification. In the event that any potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to another Contestant at the sole discretion of BFA.  Acceptance of prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s agreement and consent to BFA and their designees the right to use the Submission on all relevant platforms including, but not limited to the TV Channel, Website, and Mobile Apps without any compensation from BFA, except where prohibited by law.

5. PRIZES: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: The winning Submission will receive a cash prize of $3,000. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, the check will be made payable to the minor’s legal parent or guardian.

ONE (1) RUNNER-UP PRIZE: The runner-up Submission will receive a cash prize of $500. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, the check will be made payable to the minor’s legal parent or guardian.

Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution will be made except as provided herein at the BFA’s sole discretion. BFA reserves the right to substitute any listed prize or prize component for one of equal or greater value if a designated prize or component should become unavailable for any reason. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize – any item, feature, cost or expense not specifically listed as part of the prize is the sole responsibility of the winner. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $3,500

6. GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Contest, Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. BFA assumes no responsibility for electronic hardware, programming or software malfunctions, or failures, or line connections, accessibility or availability, or technical failures of any kind, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any Submission or other information, or for the failure to capture any such information. BFA reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and select the winners for the Contest, from the entries received prior to the action taken or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by BFA.

Participants, by participating in this Contest, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless, BFA and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, advertising and Contests agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest or prize related activity, or any travel related to the Contest or any travel for any prize related activity. Winners also further acknowledge that BFA, their affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, and Contests and advertising agencies have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any prize or this Contest including but not limited to quality, condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of California, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and Participant agrees that such shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Federal and State Courts of Los Angeles County, California.

7.  RULES/WINNER LIST REQUESTS: To obtain these rules or for notification of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “BabyFirst Americas PO Box 25630, Los Angeles, CA  90025.”


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