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The NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation is a yearly competition that tests the creative strengths of animators from across the world.
Adam Witt
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Denver, Colorado
United States
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NATA 2013 Needs Your Help!!

The NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation is looking forward to its biggest year yet! Animators from around the world come together in scored brackets to determine who will become the ultimate Champion of Animation for that year. 

Where Your Pledge Goes

We're going to put everything that we can into prizes for the contest. However, there are a few costs that we will have to get out of the way first:

  • Production and shipping of pledge perks for this campaign
  • IndieGoGo charges a 4% fee of the total amount raised. The fee rises to 9% if the goal is not met.
  • PayPal carries a fee of about 3% of total transactions.
  • 10-15% of pledges (dependent on final total amount) will go to the people that make this contest happen -- including the host, judges and others who pour out hours of work to make it all happen. 
  • Everything else will go towards prizes in the tournament!

Note: Donations by sponsors such as Adobe and NewGrounds are not affected by these divisions and will be 100% tournament prizes. 

Extra Goals, Extra Awesome Stuff

If we reach these amounts above and beyond the initial $2,000 goal, we can do even more!

Reach $3,000 --> Physical Engraved Trophy

That's right! If we get up to this goal, the Champion of Animation 2013 will recieve an actual trophy with their name engraved on it. Cool! 

Reach $4,000 --> Special Features on the DVD

If we get this much, we'll make some special features for the DVD. Perhaps a short documentary, bonus concept art, or other goodies. Who knows?

Testimony by R. Wappin

R. Wappin was the first ever Champion of Animation back in 2007. 

"I was the TOFA/NATA champion way back when it started on AlbinoBlackSheep forums in 2007. We were already a small community of animators that learned from each other and knew each one's style, but then one day NitWitt had the idea of making this tournament. Everyone got really into it, and it was the first time where we all got creative at once, in an effort to best each other. There was a small prize but back then it was really just for shits and giggles.

Since then TOFA/NATA has grown into an annual event with huge prizes that pulls in new faces every year. Some do it to test their abilities, some in hopes for the prize, and some just for fun, but one of the greatest things about it that it lets you create independently while also being part of the community. Many of the people I was in TOFA/NATA with are still friends to this day and have even collaborated with me on other projects.

Here's hoping this year's NATA creates new partnerships, as well as probably some new rivalries. Both are always fun! It's a test not just of creativity and ability but also time management and endurance. Donate to NATA this year and make it the best experience it can be!"

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  • $5USD
    Donation Status on NATA

    Your name will be credited as a donor on the NATA 2013 Website

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $20USD
    NATA 2012 Poster

    A poster print of NATA 2012! Link: http://munchymedia.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NATA-Wallpaper-1.jpg

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $30USD
    TOFA / NATA Entries on DVD

    A compilation DVD of all TOFA and NATA entries back to the first year in 2007! This will include 2013 entries, so delivery will be delayed. (+ Credit + Poster)

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $40USD
    Animated GIF Commission

    One of the animators from NATA 2012 will create a 5-second looping Animated GIF commission for you! ** Requests must be simple and not contain mature content. (+ Credit + Poster + DVD)

    1 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    NATA T-Shirt

    An exclusive NATA 2013 T-Shirt! These most likely won't be done until after the contest. (+ Credit + Poster + DVD)

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $65USD
    Ad or Logo on the Website

    Your ad or logo will be placed on the NATA 2013 Website for the duration of the contest. (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt)

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $75USD
    NATA Calendar (2014)

    A 2014 Calendar featuring images from NATA 2013 entries! (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Guaranteed Entry

    You will be guaranteed entry into Round 1 of NATA 2013! However, keep in mind that you won't get any further if you can't animate...! Only 4 of these are available! (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt + Calendar)

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $100USD
    NG Store Credit

    Receive $25 in NewGrounds store credit, in addition to all the other goodies! What a deal! (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt + Calendar)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $500USD
    Entry Logo Placement

    All entrants will be required to put your company or organization's logo into their entry's loading screen or credits at the end of their entry. Makes for great exposure! (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt + Calendar)

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Choose a Theme

    That's right -- YOU get to choose a theme for NATA 2013! There are only four rounds, so only 2 of these are available. *** NOTE: You will be unable to enter the contest if you claim this prize!! *** (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt + Calendar)

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Be a Judge

    Yes. You. Judge. For NATA. How cool is that? Disclaimer: A judge can be "fired" if they do not submit their scores on time! (+ Credit + Poster + DVD + Shirt + Calendar)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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