Animation contest
«Zime dorogu!»
Russian cycling advocacy project Let's bike it! invites professional artists and amateur animators as well as creative bicyclists to take part in the 4th animation contest "Zime dorogu!" (Winter road) and create an animated film about winter cycling.
The main goal of the contest is to unite professionals and amateurs in animation in order to promote bikes as an urban transport and to attract attention to the possibility to use bike all year round.
The award ceremony and screening of the best animations will be held at the 6th Winter Cycling Congress in Moscow (February 8-11, 2018). We also invite all the contest participants to take part in the Moscow Winter Bike Parade on February 11th, 2018.

Best animated shorts 2015, 2016, 2017.
Application deadline extended to Jan 22
Contest Rules
The contest rules are very simple and fit in three short paragraphs below.
You can find the detailed rules here.
By January 22nd, 2018 create your animated film about winter cycling.
Doesn't matter if your work is created on a laptop, hand-drawn, made of plasticine or lego. Any technique is allowed. The most important is that the film is created with all your heart and soul and an interesting idea.
Upload your animated film on Youtube or Vimeo and send us the link by filling in the form.
There is no limitation of the duration of your animated film and there can be a big team taking part in the creation of the film! In that case don't forget to mention all members of your team in the form ;)
The Jury will vote for the best animated films and choose the winners.
During one week after the deadline each member of the Contest Jury will vote for animated films and give comments of their choice. All winners will be announced at the Award ceremony at the 6th Winter Cycling Congress in Moscow.
1st place — € 1000
2nd place — € 600
3rd place — € 200

The winner of the 1st place will be granted the official author-status at the animation festival Insomnia-2018.

Winners of the the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded with unique animation pins for hand drawn animation, designed by «Tsekh animatsii» animation studio.

RealTime School special nomination

Winners in the special nomination of the School of computer graphic RealTime School will receive two certificates for any two-day course (language of the course is Russian) and one certificate for any five-day course. School of computer graphic RealTime School is the leading and one of the first educational centers in Russia which are specialized in 3-d moleling, animation, special effects for cinema and TV, architecture visualization, web-design etc.

Special nomination of «Tsekh animatsii» animation studio

Winners in the Special nomination of «Tsekh animatsii» animation studio will be awarded with a certificate for one free workshop; 50% discount for Igor Khilov workshop on creating animation puppet; free entrance of all public events of «Tsekh animatsii» (Russian speakers ONLY).

One of the authors will be also awarded with a free licence from the animation soft producer Dragonframe and a remote controle to manage the program.

Authors of the animations specially mentioned by the Jury will be awarded by prizes from the internet bike accessories shop «Velohorosho» as well as bike and accessories shop «Dream bikes».

Children's Award (under 12 years old)

There is no age limitation in the contest but animated cartoons of the participants under 12 will be evaluated separately.

1st place winner will get a Shulz kids bike.

«Tsekh animatsii» will provide the winners under 12 y.o. with certificates (Russian speakers ONLY):
1st place — free two-month course,
2nd place — free one-month course,
3rd place — 50% discount for the course.
The Jury
The jury consists of professionals of the world of animation as well as our friends and partners who are fans of bicycles.
Ivan Maximov
director, script writer, artist, professor. He got The Nika Award for the Best animated film («Bolero»).
Anders Swanson
Winnipeg, Canada
sustainable transportation policy consultant, bicycle culture design expert with the background in 3-D animation and painting, creator of the logos for Winter Bike To Work Day, Canada Bikes and the Winter Cycling Federation.
Pavel Shvedov
program director of the animation festival Insomnia.
Aleksandra Yaskina
«Autodesk Maya classic animation» professor in RealTime School, leading animation artist at the project «Angel Baby», engaged in the work on the animated series «Luntik» and «Barboskiny and other projects.
Astrid Vege
Head of Cultural programs Department in the Goethe-Institut in Moscow. Program director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.
Vladimir Kumov
leader of the project Let's bike it!, advisor on the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Natalia Markina
teacher and animator at «Tsekh animatsii» animation studio
Vladimir Gerasimov
leading animator in RocketFox studio.
Jury Biryukov
brand representative of Shulz kids bikes.
Irina Klimina
Constantine Konovalov
Graphic designer, stop-motion animator in creative association Teeter-totter-tam.

Any questions?
Please, contact Nadja Zherebina.