Shaun The Sheep’s Game Academy
www.bit.ly/1hQ5JPe Aardman, the UK studio behind Wallace and Gromit, has teamed up with social tech investor Nominet Trust to launch a competition that aims to get kids programming. Shaun The Sheep’s Game Academy asks entrants to create a game in Scratch that stars Aardman characters. The studio has provided a suite of character art, backgrounds and effects to use, and hopefuls can submit something totally original or remix one of the studio’s own Game Academy projects. The winner will get to visit Aardman’s game team, and will also win a tour of the animation studios, a modelmaking session and the chance to watch their favourite film in Aardman’s private cinema. The competition is split into under-13 and 13-and-over categories and the deadline for submissions is September 1.