Save the Tiger Animation (a still from the animation is on the right) was officially announced as the winner of GoAnimate's Creating for a Cause competition.
My animation featured Paul Dini and Misty Lee's Super Rica and Rashy characters humorously discussing the merits of adopting a tiger through the WWF and comparing the plight of wild tigers to that of the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger.
This is a win for Tigers because my animation, to date, has been viewed by more than 4100 people which is quite an achievement in its self for anyone who knows just how hard it is to promote a video online. Unless you're lucky enough to make an internet meme it takes a lot of effort to share a video around.
I really have to thank everyone who watched and shared the animation, especially my partner who's efforts managed to boost my placing in the finals (for number of views) from a shaky fourth to a comfortable third position. I think we've successfully raised some awareness of the wild tigers situation.
It's a win for the WWF because they will now receive a US$100.00 donation from GoAnimate and two weeks of advertising on GoAnimate's homepage. Saving the tiger is one of the WWF's featured initiatives for 2010 (which is the Chinese year of the tiger) so it's great this win will help get their work some more attention.
Obviously it's a win for me and yes I do get a prize. A very nice Wacom tablet. I've never used a graphics tablet before but I know you can create some really great art with them so I'm looking forward to receiving mine. Thanks to Wacom for providing a great prize.
The whole competition has been a big win for GoAnimate. Not only have they used their platform to help their members promote a whole bunch of worthy causes but also the need to share animations around will have no doubt lifted GoAnimate's online profile a few notches too. Thanks GoAnimate for an awesome competition.
All in all it was a great competition and a win for everyone with some really superb entries. If you're interested to see who the finalists were along with some special mentions for some outstanding entries that didn't make the final four then be sure to check out the official announcement on GoAnimate's Blog.
If you haven't seen my animation you can watch it here and read about some of the thinking behind it's creation. Then why not head over to the WWF's site and see what you can do to help save the tiger or some other endangered species or habitat.