Over 100 Students show up for YAOTY animator training day

Young Animator of the Year

As part of Dingle International Film Festival and Animation Dingle 2016, young animators from transition year are being invited to make a 1 minute cartoon, and submit it to the YAOTY competition. The prize is a work placement in top animation company JAM Media in Dublin.

The competition is held  in partnership with the Creative Media & IT Department of The Institute of Technology Tralee, JAM Media and the U.S. Embassy Creative Minds Initiative.

In preparation for the competition an animator training day was held in IT Tralee’s IT and Creative Media Department on 11th December.

A selection of entries from the competition will be screened at Animation Dingle 2016 on Saturday the 19th of March, with an awards ceremony, announcing one Transition Year student as the 2016 Young Animator of the Year.

This year’s themes for entries are Paddy’s Day and Sustainable Development.

For more details on entering the competition click on YAOTY details.


Shooting Stars in Tralee


Young Animators Collaborating