2006's Sketchy Animation Contest

SketchyIt's here! GoKnow's annual Sketchy Contest looks for the best examples of animations from science, math, language arts, social studies, and other curriculum. The animations must have been created during the 2005-2006 school year and can be created on Palm or Pocket PC computers (there's a 45-day trial for each). The prizes are even better this year:

  • 1st place: iPod Shuffle
  • 2nd place: Nintendo GameBoy Advance SP
  • 3rd place: Miniature Digital Camera
  • Honorable Mentions: Certificate of Recognition
Winning and honorable mentions will be posted to GoKnow's website for the world to see! According to GoKnow's Sketchy Evaluation Guide, the best Sketchy animations tend to:
  • Have typed text (when appropriate) using the text tool to explain and label concepts
  • Have no student names in the animation itself
  • Demonstrate good use of colors and design
  • Have smooth transition between frames
  • Teach a concept to someone who knows nothing about it. Can a stranger watch your Sketchy and understand what you are learning about?
  • Entertaining to watch—the “replay value”
GoKnow has added something new this year: a category for teachers. Teachers can now enter the contest! All submissions are due April 21, 2006 and winners will be announced May 5.

Go to GoKnow's Sketchy Animation Contest page for a flyer, rules, submission guidelines, and submission template. It's also a great idea to check out winning examples from the 2004 Contest and 2005 Contest.