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12 Days of Giveaways 2018

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Enter 12 Days of Giveaways 2018 for your chance to win thousands of dollars worth of motion design goodies.

NOTE: 12 Days of Giveaways 2018 is officially over! Thank you to everyone who made this year's contest the biggest School of Motion giveaway ever.
We say it all the time, but the motion design community is amazing. From tool developers to freelance artists, the entire industry is full of some of the kindest people in the world.
As a result, every year we like to take some time to give back to artists in the community by hosting 12 Days of Giveaways.
In the giveaway, companies from around the industry pitch in products and tools that culminate into the most diverse and exciting motion design prize-pack of the year. As this is our second 12 Days of Giveaways contest, we only thought it would be appropriate to up the bar this year. Needless to say, the giveaway went from awesome to bananas pretty quickly...
This year's prizes are valued at over $39,272.
Ready to enter the giveaway? You can receive your entry link by clicking the download button below. But first, here are a few details about the contest:

Winners

Here is a list of winners for this year's giveaway. We will update this list as more winners are chosen each day. Note: If a daily winner doesn't confirm their winnings within 48 hours of contact a new winner will be drawn. Winners will be contacted via email.
  • Day 1: Amanda Newcomb (Confirmed)
  • Day 2: Chris Blaylock (Confirmed)
  • Day 3: Ben Buchanan (Confirmed)
  • Day 4: David Long (Confirmed)
  • Day 5: Eva Munnich (Confirmed)
  • Day 6: Sabrina Salazar (Confirmed)
  • Day 7: Greg Stern (Confirmed)
  • Day 8: Chris Gentry (Confirmed)
  • Day 9: Dorian Heller (Confirmed)
  • Day 10: Emanuel Bergmann (Confirmed)
  • Day 11: Eric Jordan (Confirmed)
  • Day 12: Brandon Singer (Confirmed)

Giveaway Details

YOU ONLY NEED TO ENTER ONCE!
  • The contest runs December 10th to December 21st 2018
  • The contest compounds; Every daily winner will win all of the previous prizes as well.
  • Winners will be contacted by 5PM EST each day of the contest. Winners will be contacted via email and announced via School of Motion's Twitter and Facebook page. If we receive no response within 48 hours a new winner will be selected.
  • Anyone with a free student account can enter, whether you’ve be naughty or nice.
  • Prize breakdowns are below.
  • Only one entry will be accepted. Duplicate entries will be promptly destroyed.
  • By entering the contest you agree to be publicly recognized as a winner on School of Motion's social channels.
  • Full-Time employees of School of Motion can not enter.

Enter the Giveaway!

To enter the giveaway click download button below. Inside you’ll find a link to enter the giveaway in an enclosed PDF. You will need to create a Free Student Account to get started, but don’t worry it’s easy to setup. Just click 'Register' at the top of the page!
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Enter the contest by filling out the survey in the download.

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The Sponsors

We were absolutely blown away by the support from our sponsors this year...
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Here's a list of the sponsors for the giveaway. All of these companies host incredible products for the motion design community.
  • ActionVFX - ActionVFX provides premium visual effect assets by combining their love for filmmaking with the technical expertise to maintain the industry's highest standards.
  • aescripts + aeplugins - Providing bolts for nuts since 2008!
  • Astro HQ - Makers of Astropad and Luna Display — builds hardware and software tools that unlock creativity and productivity.
  • Battle Axe - Battle Axe tools are like arcane, forbidden knowledge in the form of small Ae panels. 
  • Editors Keys - Gear for editors used by the world's top post production houses, design studios, and recording studios.
  • Eyedesyn - Motion graphics training and tools that help you work smarter, not harder!
  • Frame.io - The world’s most powerful video review and collaboration platform used by +650K filmmakers and media professionals. Share video projects with your team and clients for fast feedback and approval.
  • Greyscalegorilla - Helping Motion Designers and Cinema 4D artists advance their skills with tools, training, and tutorials. 
  • Holdframe - Holdframe is a platform for the animation and motion design community to share, learn, and support their fellow artists.
  • Maxon - 3D for the Real World.
  • BorisFX - Creative Tools for Editing, Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics.
  • Motion Hatch - Motion Hatch is an online learning hub for motion designers and animators.
  • Pixel Plow - The Pixel Plow render farm service offers users the ability to scale out their render power needs while being both affordable and easy to use.
  • Pond5 - Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects.
  • Red Giant - Filmmaking and Motion Graphics Software.
  • School of Motion - Learn After Effects, Cinema 4D, Design and Animation with courses from industry pros. We also love puns... a lot.
  • superluminal - Superluminal Stardust is a Modular 3D particle system for Adobe After Effects. It has an easy to use node-based user interface and ships with a host of presets to create stunning effects.
  • The Drawing Room - The Work of Nol Honig.
  • The Futur - The Futur is an online education platform to help creative entrepreneurs improve their skills, earn more money, and live a sustainable life doing what they love.
  • The Pixel Lab - Your online motion graphics resource.
  • Toolfarm - Toolfarm has the best professional visual effects, motion graphics and plugin tools under one roof.
  • Triune - Entertaining And Equipping A New Generation Of Filmmakers.
  • Video Copilot - We create tools & training for people who love motion design & visual effects!
  • Vimeo - Vimeo empowers video creators to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences on the world's largest ad-free open video platform, and provides powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible.

What Can I Win?

Just like the 12 Days of Christmas this giveaway is compounding. For example, if you win day 7 you also get all of the previous day's prizes as well. With that in mind, let's take a look at the prizes!

Day 1 - Vouge-Graph

  • New Prize: A School of Motion T-Shirt
  • Winner Drawn: December 10th
On day one we'll kick things off with an impossible-to-buy School of Motion t-shirt. Think of how cool you'll look in your new motion design threads.
Day 1 Winner Receives: A School of Motion T-Shirt.

Day 2 - Words to Live By

  • New Prize: The Freelance Manifesto
  • Winner Drawn: December 11th
Thinking about going freelance? Well we have the book for you. The Freelance Manifesto is incredibly helpful if you're looking to pursue your motion design career from home. Starting on day 2 it's all yours.
Day 2 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt and the Freelance Manifesto.

Day 3: Get Hyped for Wipes

  • New Prizes: The Wiper Pack from The Drawing Room
  • Winner Drawn: December 12th
On day 3 The Drawing Room is throwing in The Wiper Pack, a collection of MoGraph transitions that are incredibly easy to use.
Day 3 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack from The Drawing Room.

Day 4: Sort and Shade

  • New Prizes: Cel Shader Studio + Sort It from Eyedesyn
  • Winner Drawn: December 13th
On day 4 Eyedesyn is throwing in Cel Shader Studio for Cinema 4D, a huge collection of production ready materials for giving your projects that cel-shaded look. EJ's also throwing in Sort It, a tool that gives you the ability to group layers in After Effects!
Day 4 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + Sort It from Eyedesyn

Day 5: Render Farms and Wiggly Arms

  • New Prizes: $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card + Rubberhose 2 from Battle Axe
  • Winner Drawn: December 14th
Need to render a big project? Pixel Plow is throwing in a $50 gift card to their lighting-fast render farm services and Battle Axe is adding in Rubberhose 2, a quick character rigging tool for After Effects.
Day 5 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 from Battle Axe

Day 6: Loops, Swoops, & Project Snoops

  • New Prizes: Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room + Hits & Risers from Triune + a Project of Choice from Holdframe
  • Winner Drawn: December 15th
Now things are really starting to get interesting... On day 6 The Drawing Room is throwing in Looper Pack 2, a collection of looping textures for motion design work, Triune is adding in 170 hits and risers sound effects for filmmaking, and you'll receive a motion design project of choice from Holdframe.
Day 6 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 from Battle Axe, Hits & Risers from Triune, a Project of Choice from Holdframe

Day 7: Dirty Particle Materials

  • New Prizes: Dust Explosions from ActionVFX + 1 Pack of Choice from The Pixel Lab + The Trapcode Suite from Red Giant
  • Winner Drawn: December 16th
On day 7 things are getting epic... ActionVFX is throwing in Dust Explosions, a collection of 20 epic dust and dirt explosions for compositing work, you'll receive a pack of choice from The Pixel Lab's library of 3D tools, and Red Giant is throwing in a copy of the entire Trapcode Suite including Particular, Form, Mir, 3D Stroke, Shine, and Starglow.
Day 7 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 from Battle Axe, Hits & Risers from Triune, a Project of Choice from Holdframe, Dust Explosions from ActionVFX, 1 Pack of Choice from The Pixel Lab, The Trapcode Suite from Red Giant

Day 8: Tracking & Typing

  • New Prizes: Mocha Pro from BorisFX + A Keyboard Cover from Editors Keys
  • Winner Drawn: December 17th
On day 8 BorisFX is throwing in Mocha Pro, an industry-standard planar tracking tool for VFX and post-production, and Editors Keys is going to hook you up with a keyboard cover of choice from their online store.
Day 8 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 from Battle Axe, Hits & Risers from Triune, a Project of Choice from Holdframe, Dust Explosions from ActionVFX, 1 Pack of Choice from The Pixel Lab, The Trapcode Suite from Red Giant, Mocha Pro from BorisFX, A Keyboard Cover from Editors Keys

Day 9: The Sound of Destruction

  • New Prizes: Exploding Debris from ActionVFX + Overlord from Battle Axe + Sound Design Tools from Triune
  • Winner Drawn: December 18th
On Day 9 ActionVFX is back with another pack, Exploding Debris, featuring 20 exploding concrete debris elements. Battle Axe is hooking you up with Overlord, a tool that makes transferring shapes from Illustrator to After Effects a breeze, and Triune is hooking you up with a collection of 600 high-quality sound effects for video work.
Day 9 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 and Overlord from Battle Axe, Hits & Risers + Sound Design Tools from Triune, a Project of Choice from Holdframe, Dust Explosions and Exploding Debris from ActionVFX, 1 Pack of Choice from The Pixel Lab, The Trapcode Suite from Red Giant, Mocha Pro from BorisFX, A Keyboard Cover from Editors Keys

Day 10: Ultra Light Particle FX

  • New Prizes: Light Kit Pro 3 from Greyscalegorilla + Ultra Studio Bundle from Video Copilot + Stardust from superluminal + Continuum from BorisFX
  • Winner Drawn: December 19th
On day 10 Greyscalegorilla is in the house with Light Kit Pro 3, a studio lighting plugin for Cinema 4D. Video Copilot is saying 'hey what's up' with an Ultra Studio Bundle featuring Element 3D, Motion Pulse, JetStrike, and more. Lastly, BorisFX is throwing in Continuum, a comprehensive plugin collection full of handy tools for post-production work.
Day 10 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 and Overlord from Battle Axe, Hits & Risers + Sound Design Tools from Triune, a Project of Choice from Holdframe, Dust Explosions and Exploding Debris from ActionVFX, 1 Pack of Choice from The Pixel Lab, The Trapcode Suite from Red Giant, Mocha Pro and Continuum from BorisFX, A Keyboard Cover from Editors Keys, Light Kit Pro 3 from Greyscalegorilla, Ultra Studio Bundle from Video Copilot, Stardust from superluminal

Day 11: Cards, Classes, and Contracts

  • New Prizes: The Pitch Kit & Motion Design: Style Frames from The Futur + $250 Gift Card to aescripts + aeplugins + The Freelance Contract Bundle from Motion Hatch + $250 Gift Card to Toolfarm
  • Winner Drawn: December 20th
On day 11 The Futur is here with The Pitch Kit and Motion Design: Styles Frames course, Motion Hatch will give you access to The Freelance Contract Bundle, aescripts + aeplugins will give you a $250 gift card to their entire library of motion design tools, and Toolfarm will give you an additional $250 gift card to their entire library of VFX, motion design, and plugin tools.
Day 11 Winner Receives: A School of Motion t-shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2 from The Drawing Room, Cel Shader Studio + SortIt from Eyedesyn, $50 Pixel Plow Gift Card, Rubberhose 2 and Overlord from Battle Axe, Hits & Risers + Sound Design Tools from Triune, a Project of Choice from Holdframe, Dust Explosions and Exploding Debris from ActionVFX, 1 Pack of Choice from The Pixel Lab, The Trapcode Suite from Red Giant, Mocha Pro and Continuum from BorisFX, A Keyboard Cover from Editors Keys, Light Kit Pro 3 from Greyscalegorilla, Ultra Studio Bundle from Video Copilot, Stardust from superluminal, The Pitch Kit + Motion Design: Style Frames from The Futur, $250 Gift Card to aescripts + aeplugins, The Freelance Contract Bundle from Motion Hatch, $250 Gift Card to Toolfarm.

Day 12: Good Gravy...

  • New Prizes: 1 Complete Suite from Greyscalegorilla, 1 Cinema 4D License from Maxon, 1 Month to Pond5, 5 Additional ActionVFX Packs (Dust Waves, Big Gas Fire, Explosions, Foreground Smoke & Fog, Burning Debris), 1 Year of Vimeo Pro, 1 year of Frame.io Business, 1 Bundle from BorisFX (Mocha Pro, Continuum, Sapphire), A Complete Kit from Triune Films, 1 Year Subscription to Astropad Studio, 1 Luna display from Luna.
  • Winner Drawn: December 21st
Day 12 is a prize pack that is too big to believe... First Greyscalegorilla will give you access to their entire library of tools via the Complete Suite, Maxon is going to give you a free copy of Cinema 4D, Pond5 will give you a free month of stock media assets, ActionVFX is throwing in 5 additional stock video packs (Dust Waves, Big Gas Fire, Explosions, Foreground Smoke & Fog, & Burning Debris), You'll receive a free year of Vimeo Pro so you can customize your video embeds and display HDR footage, Frame.io will give you a free year of their business plan, BorisFX will give you a bundle of Mocha Pro, Continuum, and Sapphire, Triune Films will give you a kit full of their best digital assets all in a single pack, you'll receive a 1 year subscription to Astropad Studio a professional application for turning your iPad pro into a customizable graphics tablet, and a Luna Display, a device that can turn your iPad into a second display from your Mac.
Overwhelmed yet?...
Day 12 Winner Receives: 7 Packs from ActionVFX, a $250 Gift Card to aescripts + aeplugins, 1 Year of Astropad Studio, Rubberhose 2 and Overlord from BattleAxe, a keyboard cover from Editor’s Keys, Cel Shader Studio and SortIt from Eyedesyn, Triune Filmmaker: Complete from Triune, 1 Year Business Plan from Frame.io, The Complete Suite from Greyscalegorilla, a project from Holdframe, A Luna Display from Luna, A copy of Cinema 4D from Maxon, The BorisFX Bundle, The Freelance Contract Bundle from Motion Hatch, a $50 gift card to Pixel Plow, 1 Month of Pond 5, The Trapcode Suite, Stardust by Superluminal, The Wiper Pack and Looper Pack 2.0 from the Drawing Room, The Pitch Kit and Styleframes Course from the futur, a pack of choice from The Pixel Lab, an Ultra Studio Bundle from Video Copilot, 1 year Vimeo Pro Subscription, the freelance manifesto, and (of course) a School of Motion T-Shirt.

Total Day 12 Prize Value: $16,714

Whoa that's a lot of prizes. Thankfully most of the prizes are digital. Can you imagine receiving that many packages at your door? Well, now that you know what the prizes are, it's time to enter the contest. Just click the download button at the top of the page. Hurry, the early you enter, the greater your chances are to win!
Merry MoGraph to all!