Enter the 2019 Annual Tommie Awards!


Nothing better in the long, dark wintertime than…the 4th Annual Long Winter Studios Tommie Awards! Every year when everyone is watching the Golden Globes and Oscars we celebrate awards season by handing out some sweet recognition – and some amazing prizes – for the best videos made with our characters. We accept entries starting today until February 15, so read the rules and enter below!


Back in 2016 we saw all the awesome shorts you made with our character rigs and we wanted to brag about you a little, so we started the Long Winter Studios Tommie Awards with some fun prizes and serious street cred to winners. The submissions each year keep getting better and better and we can’t wait to see what another year of animation + new LWS characters brings!

Check out our past winners: People’s Choice 2018, Staff Picks 2018, People’s Choice 2017, Staff Picks 2017, People’s Choice 2016, and Staff Picks 2016.


It wouldn’t be award season without prizes and swag! This year we are offering even better prizes through a partnership with Animasaurus, the new online service that offers high-quality, self-guided, advanced animation courses. Here’s what you’ll get if you win:

One People’s Choice winner of our video contest will take home the Grand Prize of 1 Free Year of Long Winter Membership, a $120 gift certificate that gets you our sweet service with all 40+ of our characters for a whole year. It doesn’t end there…the Grand Prize this year also includes a six-month Pro subscription to Animasaurus (a $190 value!) to hone your skills on complex character performance and acting concepts. Yes, this is an amazing prize.

Animasaurus is brand-new so you could be one of the very first to start learning from their team of industry veterans! The Pro membership will give you full access to all courses in their four animation suites: “Harnessing Energy,” “Mental Mechanics,” “Convincing Characters” and “In Production.”

The People’s Choice winner will be chosen by popular vote, so make sure you share the voting blog post with all your friends (but no funny business or ballot stuffing, please.)

Our favorite Staff Pick winners will receive 1 free month of Long Winter membership, plus ALL winners will be featured on our Long Winter website and social media accounts (read: lots of eyes on YOUR work!) And all winners receive exclusive Tommies winner badges they can proudly display on their sites and videos.


We can’t wait to see all the incredible work you guys are doing out there! Please carefully read the rules below and get animating!

Tommies Awards 2019

Official LWS Tommies 2019 Contest Rules

Contest begins January 28, 2019 and ends February 15, 2019. Voting period is from February 18-22 and winner will be announced Monday, February 25.

  1. All videos must prominently feature at least (1) current Long Winter Studios character. More than one LWS character is also acceptable but won’t give you extra points. Characters from other companies in the video are acceptable but there must be at least one prominently featured LWS character.
  2. Any length of video is acceptable.
  3. Dialogue or music is encouraged but not required.
  4. Videos can be – but do not have to be – rendered out or properly lit. Just give us your best stuff!
  5. No inappropriate clips or nudity. Pretend your mother or little sister is watching. We reserve the right to not include your video in the contest for any reason we deem appropriate.
  6. In order to enter, you MUST post a Vimeo or YouTube link of your video to our Facebook page (facebook.com/LongWinterStudios). Specify that this video is your entry to the Tommies. By posting to our page you agree that we can share that video and screenshots to our followers on all social media outlets and our website.
  7. How the winner will be chosen: We will utilize a voting system on our website blog. The video that receives the most votes will be the winner of the (1) $120 Long Winter Studios gift certificate, which is valid only for a membership on Long Winter Members’ website (no cash value), and (1) $190 six-month Pro membership to Animasaurus (no cash value) and must be redeemed by March 30, 2019. The staff pick winners (quantity to be determined) will receive (1) $10 Long Winter Members gift certificate, which is valid only for one month of membership on Long Winter Members’ website (no cash value) and must be redeemed by March 30, 2019. Winners will be featured on our website blog and/or social media outlets for an un-designated period of time.
  8. By participating, participants are agreeing and acknowledging that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participant is providing information to Long Winter Studios and not to Facebook.

Ready to post your video to our Facebook page now?


*You must specify on FB that this video is your entry to the Tommies