Last year they received over 1,000 pitches worldwide! Essentially you are encourage to present to them any type of animation including 2d, Stop Motion, 3d, and Mixed media for the design of your show. In your pitch you should include storyboards, scripts, character designs, ect. of the ideas of a possible show. They explain the program like this to us like this:
"We are always looking for new creative talent, innovative concepts, funny character ideas, and original designs. Most of all, we are thrilled to hear your ideas.
Animated shorts must be: comedic, character driven, and have kid appeal.
We look for ideas that feature an original, funny lead character with about 2 or 3 characters in total. Be prepared to show either through designs, thumbnail storyboards or script, how funny and unique your characters are.
Characters must be relatable to kids ages 6 - 11 and appeal to both boys and girls.
If the characters are human, we recommend that they be a kid around our audience’s age. If non-human their mindset would be like a kid and they should encounter situations that are relatable and comprehendible to our kid-audience.:"
The deadline is March 4th.
Nick's website: http://www.nick.com
Breadwinners (one of last year's winners).
Breadwinners: "Meet Buhdeuce and SwaySway"