Win $2,000 by creating a video using our FREE Photo Animator After Effects project

Create and share a video using a FREE After Effects project from VideoHive author Anton-and-Friends and get the chance of winning $2,000-worth of prizes!

Download Photo Animator and show us what you create!

What we’re looking for

We want you to download the free Photo Animator After Effects file between September 5 – September 30 and apply it to a photograph or image and then post it in our official contest forum thread.

What is Photo Animator?

Photo Animator is an incredible After Effects project file that can quickly and cleverly manipulate static images and photos to give them life, movement, and magic! Create stunning videos from your images using only basic After Effects knowledge. See the video below to see just some of the amazing effects you can create:


Check out 35,000+ After Effects project files on VideoHive

About Anton-and-Friends

The free Photo Animator After Effects file, normally priced $43, will be completely free throughout the duration of this event, courtesy of VideoHive author Anton-and-friends. Having appeared in the Top Sellers chart for 42 consecutive weeks (and still going!) Anton-and-friends’ Photo Animator is a great After Effects tool that can be used to produce super high quality results in a short amount of time. Here’s more work by Anton-and-Friends including their brand new item, Motianic:


Check out Motianic – more than a slideshow generator


Check out 3D Portrait – the human face animator

How the Contest Works

    • Download the Photo Animator After Effects project by Anton-and-friends  between September 5 – September 30. It will remain free to download during the contest period. Please note that the minimum Adobe CS requirement is CS4.
    • Checkout Anton-and-Friends’ How To Video for help with Photo Animator:

  • Use/apply Photo Animator plugin to your artwork, graphic, or photo to create an animation. Upload your video to YouTube and then embed your YouTube video into a post in our official contest thread no later than September 30.
  • We’ll create a shortlist of finalists, pass them along to Anton-and-friends and they will select a winner!

How to Enter

  1. Post your YouTube video(s) into our official contest forum thread. You can do this by simply pasting your YouTube link into a new post. You can enter as many times as you like.
  2. Don’t forget – if you enter multiple times, use those multiple entries to create a slideshow video (preferably with music) to become eligible for the $500 bonus prize.
  3. Complete our official entry form (so we know where to send your prize if you win!)
  4. Please read our full terms and conditions

Prizes & Judging

We’re giving away a massive $2,000!

  • Grand Prize – Best Individual Video
    • $1,000 via PayPal/Skrill/Payoneer
    • Won a Contest community badge.
  • Runner-up – Best Individual Video
    • $500 via PayPal/Skrill/Payoneer
  • BONUS PRIZE – Best Slideshow Video
    • $500 via PayPal/Skrill/Payoneer

Please note – Entrants can win a maximum of two prizes – either the Grand Prize plus Bonus Prize, or Runner-up and Bonus Prize. Entrants cannot win the Grand Prize and Runner-up prize.

The bonus prize for best slideshow video will be awarded to the person with the best slideshow video that meets the following requirements:

  • Contains a minimum of 3 videos the same user has created/submitted to the contest. i.e. You create/submit a slideshow video to YouTube containing some, or all, of the images/videos (minimum of 3) you created for the purpose of the contest.
  • Music in the video slideshow is optional but encouraged! Tip: Work with an AudioJungle author to obtain permission to use their music in your video in exchange for crediting them in your video or video description.
  • Another tip: Add your referral link below your YouTube video to make referral income! E.g.

Entry Examples – Single Videos

Entry Example – Slideshow Video

Our judges will be looking for any combination of high quality imagery, animation, motion, and/or creativity using the Photo Animator After Effects file. We’ll pick the Top 10 finalists and then Anton-and-friends will select the Grand Prize winner, Runner-up, and Bonus Prize winner from the finalists!

Important Dates

  • Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016 (11pm AEDT)
  • Winners Announced by: Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Post Your Entries In Our Official Forum Thread!

Good luck!

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