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  • What do I need to do ?

    You'll need to invent and build a clever contraption. This could be a labour-saving device, maybe one that wakes up Wallace or moves an object from A to B. Anything goes, as long as it meets the judges' criteria.

    Once you've got your contraption up and running - film it working!

    If you are struggling for ideas check out our Top Tips videos.

  • What is the closing date?

    Closing date for entries is 12th December 2010.

  • How long should the video of my contraption be?

    Your film must be no longer than 3 minutes.

  • Can I submit an animation or an image of my contraption?

    The idea is to invent and build a working contraption and film it working for real.

    We want to see you being hands on and engaging with technology rather than your animation skills.

  • Can I copy someone else's contraption?

    Entries must be completely original and your own work.

  • Are there things I should avoid putting in my video?

    • Don't play any music in your video.
    • Don't feature any brands, logos or trademarks.
    • Don't give any personal information in your video. For example your surname or address or website url's.
  • Does my video need to look professional?

    We just need to see your contraption working. Don't worry, you don't have to be Steven Spielberg - we're not judging the film.

    Just use your mobile phone, camcorder, or whatever filming device you like.

  • What video file formats do you accept?

    We accept the following file types: .wmv; .avi; .mp4; .mov; .3gp.

  • Is there a limit on how big the file can be?

    Your video must be no bigger than 65 MB.

  • How do I submit my entry?

    You can upload your video to the website by completing the Submit Your Entry form Just follow the step by step guide

  • Can I enter my video clip by post?

    You can send us your video clip by post saved onto a CD or DVD.

    Before sending please check the Terms & Conditions to ensure it meets our entry criteria.

    If under 16 please download and fill out the following form and include it with your entry: Under 16's Entry Form .

    If over 16 please download and fill out the following form and include it with your entry:
    Over 16's Entry Form .

    Please send your video clip to the following address:

    Wallace & Gromit Competition
    MC3 A1, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS.

  • Who can I contact if I am having technical problems?

    If you are having technical issues please contact the online team.

  • Where can I see a full list of the rules?

    Check out the rules section at

    Plus read the Terms and Conditions at


Take a look at the competition entries so far, or get inventive and submit your own.


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