In Tune With Nature

Toon Boom Animation and LEARN have come together to launch the “In Tune With Nature” contest. Elementary and secondary school students from across Quebec were invited to showcase their creative talent by animating the activity they find the most In Tune With Nature!

Many thanks to all participants and voters for making the In Tune with Nature Contest such a success!

Here are the contest finalists, including the winners for each grade level, and Jury's Young Animator awards, starting with the highest ratings. Congratulations to all!


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Elementary Cycle 2 - Winner

Swimming at the Beach

Nicholas - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 2, year 2 - Grade 4
Final Rating: 4.3
Prizes:
  • Flip Boom Classic
  • Garfield’s Comic Boom

Elementary Cycle 3 - Winner

Skateboarding

Amanda - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 3, year 2 - Grade 6
Final Rating: 4
Prizes:
  • Flip Boom Classic
  • Garfield’s Comic Boom

Secondary - Winner

Walking in the Forest

Cameron and Abdullah - Mackay Centre School - Secondary Cycle 1
Final Rating: 4.5
Prizes:
  • Toon Boom Studio
  • Garfield’s Comic Boom

Jury's Young Animator awards

I love skating

Sabrina - Everest Elemantary school - Elementary Cycle 3, year 1 - Grade 5
Final: 2.9

Mixed Seasons

Jenna - Grosse Ile School - Elementary Cycle 3, year 1 - Grade 5
Final: 3.5

Elementary Cycle 2 - Finalist

At the Pool

Esther - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 2, year 2 - Grade 4
Final: 3.8

The Great Fishing Failure

Daisy - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 2, year 2 - Grade 4
Final: 3.8

Snowboarding

Tyya - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 2, year 2 - Grade 4
Final: 3.6

Sliding

Marwa - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 2, year 2 - Grade 4
Final: 3.6

Elementary Cycle 3 - Finalist

The Swim

Ysabelle - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 3, year 1 - Grade 5
Final: 3.6

Shane's Camping Adventures

Shane - Mackay Centre School - Elementary Cycle 3, year 2 - Grade 6
Final: 3.6

Fall

Haley - Grosse Ile School - Elementary Cycle 3, year 1 - Grade 5
Final: 2.7

Seasons

Zack - Grosse Ile School - Elementary Cycle 3, year 2 - Grade 6
Final: 2.3

Secondary - Finalist

Dog Sledding is Fun!!!

Hope - Mackay Centre School - Secondary Cycle 1
Final: 4.2

The Scary Ride

Mahmoud - Mackay Centre School - Secondary Cycle 1
Final: 4.1

Soccer Goals

Shoaib - Mackay Centre School - Secondary Cycle 1
Final: 4

Camping Problems

Mikisew and Shyheim - Mackay Centre School - Secondary Cycle 2
Final: 3.9

Rules of the « In Tune with Nature Contest »

By submitting an entry to this contest, applicants ("Applicants") agree to these official rules and regulations and acknowledge that the decisions of Toon Boom Animation Inc. and the Quebec Leading English Education and Resource Network (hereafter known as Toon Boom and LEARN) shall be binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest. Please review carefully.

Art. 1. Definition:

The “In Tune with Nature Contest” is scheduled from February 1 until April 17, 2012. It is organized by Toon Boom and LEARN.

Art. 2. Eligibility:

2.1 All participants must attend a school in an organization part of the LEARN community and be in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 or secondary. Participants can work in teams of no more than 2.

The following organizations are members of the LEARN community:

Public sector:

  • All nine (9) English School Boards: CQSB, EMSB, ETSB, ESSB, LBPSB, NFSB, RSB, SWLSB, WQSB
  • Littoral School Board (English sector)
  • Cree (English sector)
  • Kativik (English sector)
  • FNEC (English sector)

Private sector:

  • QAIS
  • AJDS
  • Other MELS certified schools offering instruction in English

2.2 Movies ONLY created using Flip Boom All-Star software
(http://www.toonboom.com/flipboomallstar/) and/or Flip Boom Classic
(http://www.toonboom.com/products/flipboomclassic) and/or Toon Boom Studio
(http://www.toonboom.com/toonboomstudio) are eligible for submission.

Entrants shall create an animation on their favourite activity in tune with nature.

All submitted entries must be produced between February 1 and March 31, 2012 in order to be eligible.

Art. 3. Technical Criteria:

All submissions must meet the following technical specifications:

  • QuickTime (MOV) movie format
  • Duration of 10 to 30 seconds
  • File size not exceeding 8MB
Art. 4. Registration:

Between February 1 and March 31, 2012, participants will be able to enter the contest using the registration form on Toon Boom’s website (contests.toonboom.com/learn) or as linked to from www.learnquebec.ca. All parents of participating students will need to sign the Application Form available here. Please fax it back duly completed to LEARN for the student’s entry to be considered. Detailed instructions are provided in the form.

Art. 5. Permissions and moral rights

By submitting an entry to the Contest, entrants grant to Toon Boom and LEARN permission to display their submission on the web at (contests.toonboom.com/learn) and www.learnquebec.ca. The entrant relinquishes their moral rights1 to Toon Boom and LEARN. In addition, the entrant acknowledges that they are the legal rights holder to any and all elements submitted for this contest and that anything that is not covered by fair-use or parody laws is the property of the entrant. The logos of Toon Boom and LEARN are the property of Toon Boom and LEARN.

Art. 6. Selection:

A committee of education experts including Toon Boom executives and education decision makers, will review the submissions and determine which, if any, warrant admission in the final contest. The selected finalists will be submitted to a public vote. The evaluation committee will not have to justify its decisions.

Art. 7. Promotion:

The authors and rights owners grant to Toon Boom and LEARN an exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, and distribute the Image(s)/Clip of their respective films in all media, for promotional and educational purposes.

Art. 8. Vote:

The selected movies will be posted on Toon Boom's web site and visitors will be able to vote from April 7, 2012 until April 16, 2012. The winners will be announced on April 17, 2012.

Art. 9. Winners:

Prizes include:

  • Winner in the Elementary cycle 2 will receive Flip Boom Classic and Garfield’s Comic Boom
  • Winner in Elementary cycle 3 will receive Flip Boom All-Star and Garfield’s Comic Boom
  • Winner in Secondary, all cycles, will receive Toon Boom Studio and Garfield’s Comic Boom
Art. 10. Unforeseen issues and complaints:

The contest organizers shall not be liable for any decision that they make related to unforeseen issues and for granting special derogation for requests sent in writing. Participating at the contest implies full agreement with the contest rules, without exception. If for any reason, the contest is cancelled or cannot be administered or completed as planned, Toon Boom and LEARN reserve the right at their sole discretion to terminate, modify and/or suspend the contest and to determine the Winners by having the Judges evaluate all eligible entries received prior to the action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Toon Boom and LEARN. By entering the contest, applicants agree that should the contest be terminated for any reason, such applicant irrevocably waives any right to seek and/or obtain rescission and/or equitable and/or injunctive relief.

1 Moral rights are those that permit Toon Boom and LEARN to make changes to the submission, for example, but not exclusive to, correcting spelling errors.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Terms of Use)

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Applications require providing personal information. All parents of participating students will need to sign the Application Form provided in Item 4 of the Rules and fax it back duly completed to LEARN for the student’s entry to be considered. Your personal information must be complete, accurate, and YOURS. Any private information and/or data relating to your participation in the Contest or your uploaded submission content that you are asked to supply or that you supply voluntarily as part of the submission process will only be used by Toon Boom and LEARN as part of the process of administering and promoting the Contest. As part of the application process, you will be asked to ACCEPT these terms of use. On doing so, you will be deemed to have consented to these terms of use as well as The Contest Rules and Regulations, and you will be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Toon Boom and LEARN may at their sole discretion disclose any submitted content to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any suspected or alleged criminal activity of offense or suspected breach of these Terms and Conditions, including by not limited to any claim of infringement by you or otherwise where required by law.

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Toon Boom and LEARN reserve the right to cancel the Contest in the event that Toon Boom and LEARN determine, at their sole discretion, that there are an insufficient number of eligible entries submitted for the Contest.

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The photograph, name, voice, video footage and/or statements of selected participants may be used for publicity purposes without compensation, in any future publicity carried out by Toon Boom and LEARN.

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