Announcing the winners of the ‘Shaun the Sheep: Mission to Space’ competition!

After seven weeks of coding and 683 b-a-a-a-a-a-rilliant entries from 35 different countries, we’re excited to announce the winners of the ‘Shaun the Sheep: Mission to Space’ competition!

Earlier this year, we joined forces with Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, to bring you the ‘Shaun the Sheep: Mission to Space’ competition.

The competition was open to all registered Code Clubs and the brief was simple: create a Scratch animation of Shaun and his new alien friend Lu-La using our starter project, then remix it to add your own story and code. 

A panel of judges from across the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Aardman Animations had the nearly impossible task of choosing 10 final winners from all of the incredible animations that we received. In fact, the task was so difficult that in the end, we had to choose 12 winning projects! 

Our winners came from Code Clubs from across the globe — from the UK, to France, Iraq, Israel, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia — and all demonstrated amazing creativity and coding skills. Congratulations to all of our winners for your fantastic submissions! We’ll be sending you your prizes very soon. 

Keep reading to find out about the young creators who made the winning entries, and make sure to take a look at their amazing Scratch projects! You can also head to the Shaun the Sheep YouTube channel to see a special highlight reel of our winners!

AliceCode Code Club, Israel

AliceCode Code Club submitted more than 40 entries to the competition, and we were so amazed at the quality that 3 winners were chosen from the club!

Nogah, aged 10

Judges loved how this project used the webcam to make the animation interactive. 

Ron, aged 11

This project made excellent use of backdrops and sound effects, and the judges loved the dialogue.

Alisa, aged 14

Alisa’s animation told a very clear story, and judges thought the movement of the characters between different places was really creative.  

Judges loved how Alisa’s animation moved through different locations

Steiner Academy Exeter Code Club, UK 

Audrey, aged 11 

The judges loved the storyline in Audrey’s animation, particularly the twist at the end!

The Mount School York Code Club, UK

Hannah, aged 8

Judges thought Hannah’s project was very joyful! They also thought that the way she recorded her own voice for the animation was really creative and unique. 

CodingDen Code Club, Sri Lanka 

Lithuli, aged 10

This project made amazing use of sound effects, and the judges loved how Lu-La addressed the audience directly. 

Judges loved how Lu-La spoke directly to the audience in Lithuli’s animation

Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation Code Club, Iraq

Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation was another Code Club with multiple winning entries! 

Rami, aged 10

This animation had great interactive elements, and the judges were also impressed with the use of sound effects. 

Ali, aged 10 

The judges loved the dramatic start, and how Ali used custom sprites for the rocket. 

Ali’s project used some very fun custom sprites!

Jardin du Code Code Club, France

Pierre aged 8, and Lilyrose, aged 9

The judges loved the small details, like the tiny jumping frog at the start of the animation.

Warwick Junior School Code Club, UK

Manas, aged 10

The judges loved how Manas made his project interactive by asking viewers to use keys to make actions happen. 

St. Christopher’s International Primary School Code Club, Malaysia

Cashel, aged 10

The text to speech impressed the judges, and there were lots of laughs when judging this entry. 

Worcester Park Library Code Club, UK

Burak, aged 9

The judges all commented on Burak’s running scenes and how they gave a great sense of action. Keep an eye out for Lu-La’s ears peeking out from behind a bush too!