Etailer Firebox.com has joined forces with Aardman to launch an animation competition called Morphmation.
Inspired by the popular Make Your Own Morph product sold by the etailer, Firebox will be encouraging Morph fans to send in their two minute stop motion animations starring the clay figure.
The film festival with a difference will run for six weeks - until the end of April. Budding animators can upload their entries onto Firebox.com's dedicated webpage, here.
The etailer will then select the five funniest and wackiest Morph adventures and display them on Aardman's YouTube channel, allowing fans to rate and comment on the entries.
The winner will receive a one-off signed original sketch - taken from a scene within their film - drawn by Peter Lord, creative director of Aardman and co-creator of Morph. Runners up will receive a copy of Stop Motion Pro software and an Animation Station product.
"We are truly honoured to be working with Morph's creators, Aardman Animations, on the Morphmation project, and can't wait to see the creativity from our customers that this awesome competition will hopefully inspire," said Christian Robinson, MD of Firebox.com.