So Nicolodian is putting together some Spongebob Squarepants film competition which started today and will accept submissions till June 28th. Here's the details from the website because I can't explain contests well.
What do you think of when you think absorbent? Yellow? Porous? Does it make you smile? If so, you’re probably thinking about SpongeBob SquarePants.
Now filmmakers, kids and adults the world over can show us why they’re SpongeBob fans when they take part in the SpongeBob SquareShorts global short film competition!
Create an original, SpongeBob-inspired short film that celebrates the yellow guy: his humor, his overflowing happiness, his persistent positivity!
Shorts should be themed around SpongeBob (and/or his world and pals), but he does not have to be the central character.
Shorts should not resemble or re-create a SpongeBob SquarePants episode – only original ideas will be considered.
Shorts can be done in any form – live action, animation, stop motion animation, etc.
Shorts should not include licensed, trademarked, or copyrighted material, including but not limited to episode animation, music or voice talent, consumer products or logos
Shorts should not exceed three (3) minutes.
Shorts will be judged on creativity, originality, incorporation of SpongeBob’s attributes and themes, overall appeal, and viewer votes.
Entrants under 18 and 18 & over each have a chance to win a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to a screening event of the winning films* in Hollywood, CA. There will be one winner from each age group. Many will enter, two will win.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 28, 2013. No submissions will be accepted after this time.
*There are two competitions for two age categories: Under 18 and 18 & Over. Filmmakers under age 18 are required to obtain parental supervision and permission in the making and submission of their work.
Are you suffering from writer’s block? We are sure Patrick knows exactly how you feel! Here is a quick list of items that are iconic to the show, which you might already have around the house. We do not require you to use them in your film, but maybe they will help spark the creativity:
Black rim glasses (like SpongeBob’s jellyfishing glasses)
When creating your film, it is important that you keep in mind some of the core attributes that make up SpongeBob SquarePants. You do not need to include all attributes listed below, however, we suggest you do try and include at least one:
Optimism and persistent positivity, innocence and obliviousness, random and silly humor, lovability, friendship, enthusiasm
Popular SpongeBob Quotes
Old people are the greatest. They're full of wisdom and experience!
It’s all in the technique!
Good morning world and all who inhabit it
Don't be afraid… I'm just a talking sponge is all.
As long as these pants are square… and this sponge is BOB, I will not let you down!!
Best Day Ever!
The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.
This is the greatest day of our lives? Boring.
We're not cavemen. We have technology.
I know a lot about head injuries.
Have I ever not been right?
Welcome to the Krusty Krab where it’s almost like the evolutionary clock ticks backward.
Now may I resume my minimum wage duties?
I would rather tear out my brain stem, carry it into the middle of the nearest 4-way intersection and skip rope with it, than go on living where I do now!
I've got a hot date with a little lady and her name is clarinet!
Time is money!
Do ya smell it? That smell... a kinda smelly smell that smells smelly.
I don't pay you to breathe!
Come on everybody! Krabby Patties at half price… not really.
I can already feel myself sweatin' money.
Just look at [the children]... so weak and malnourished… with nobody tryin' to sell 'em nothin.'
I'm from Texas. What you think is big and what I think is big are two totally different bigs.
There ain't nothin' too big or too ornery fer me to catch.
SpongeBob's actin' jumpier than a rattlesnake in a pickle barrel. Wait… whut?
Looks like a rip snortin' good time
Oh, that's gotta hurt!
I went to college!
It's becoming increasingly obvious – I can deny it no longer… I am small!
Well, this stinks!
Do you see how wonderful life can be when you’re maniacal?
Curse you Mr. Krabs!!!!
I am endeavoring to misappropriate the formulary for the preparation of affordable comestibles
The website is here. www.spongebobsquareshorts.com/