Ok, we're excited. Our group of sponsors for the APW 2015 Character Design Contest are second to none. Leading the group is Toon Boom - makers of the animation software used by leading studios like Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox Animation, Universal, and many others as they build their most well-known and best-loved animated productions. Two talented young aspiring animation artists will win Toon Boom software (Toon Boom Harmony and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro) and go on to great things. Anime North is only Canada's largest fan-run anime convention celebrating anime, manga, music, games and all things Japanese. Cosplay events, panels, workshops and more provide opportunities for geeky fun. Toronto Comicon brings together the best comic artists and writers in the biz, famous celebrities, a few Q & A's, a massive retail area and an awesome array of costumed comic lovers. Our friends at Canada's largest bookstore BMV Books have rows and rows of wonderful books - books on animation, film, media, art and so much more. Grab a pencil and design your own animation character. Then enter the APW 2015 Character Design Contest!