By Jeremy Kahn
As some may be aware, Nickelodeon holds a pitch contest every now and then for new animated programs. Well, it’s that time of the year again. Nickelodeon is opening up their submissions page to potential animators and their ideas.
The opportunity won’t be here forever though, with the deadline coming up in just a few short months. Interested animators have until March 29 to submit their work to Nick at their website.
Submissions must be comedic, character driven and have kid appeal with about 2-3 characters in total. Additionally, they should be given the basic concept treatment. This means character descriptions (both design and written descriptions). It also means that you should be prepared to include either a two-minute rough storyboard thumbnail or a two-minute script/outline. Resumes and related credits are required, including links to any work you may have online. Further details can be found in the aforementioned link.
Other parts of the submission such as character designs, layouts and links to additional pitch content are not required, but not prohibited.
When coming up with your story, keep in mind that your characters must be relatable to kids, 6-11, while appealing to both boys and girls. If you do a story about non-human character, try to make their mindset like a kid.
Remember, the deadline is March 29. Good luck to everyone who decides to participate.