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Animators win top prizes in Manchester University UK schools competition

Animation12 winners Christian and Yusuf

Animation club’s Christian Anderson has won one of the top prizes in Manchester University’s UK schools animation competition.

Christian’s War with Mathematics and his joint entry with Yusuf Ahmed, The Inspiration, were two of just 35 nominees from a nationwide field of over 900 entries into Animation12.

As well as being highly commended in the key stage four individual entry group, War with Mathematics won the first prize of an iPad and a £30 Amazon voucher in the Turing category for animations which celebrated the work of Alan Turing – well known for his codebreaking work at Bletchley Park and for being “the father of computer science” for his early work on the mathematical basis of programming.

Christian’s work on his joint entry with Yusuf Ahmed, The Inspiration, also saw him win another Amazon voucher after it was commended in the key stage four group entry category.

Christian has become used to success in the competition – it was his second consecutive year as a prizewinner after he was highly commended for his animation on staying safe online, FaceJournal, last year, and he is already planning his entry for 2013!