Toontastic Summer Cartoon Competition (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

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Summer + Roadtrips + Cartoons = Awesomosity.

At GeekDad we love things that allow us to make things. Whether than is soldering arduinos or creating complete worlds for roleplaying. And, we love making cartoons! So, today we at GeekDad are please to announce that we are partnering up with one of our favorite iPad Apps, Toontastic, on a special competition for our readers (and ok, your kids too) to create and share cartoons about their Summer Trips. And the best part? The winner of the contest gets their choice of

A) an out-of-this-world LEGO spaceship, or

B) a $100 gift card on

In just six months since Toontastic’s release, kids have created 150,000 cartoons in over 100 countries around the world (check out one of our favorites below). To celebrate this milestone, the team at Launchpad Toys just released an update to the app that enables kids to travel ’round the globe and see the world through the stories of thousands of kids just like them. Moscow? Check. Tokyo? You betcha. Oman? Wow, yes. It’s pretty remarkable. And, what it means is we are exposing our children to a world of fellow story tellers using an app that costs less than two dollars.

To participate in the contest, get yourself a copy of Toontastic from the iTunes App Store ($1.99) so you and your child can create a cartoon about a Summer Trip you have gone on or are planning or imagine would be a grand trip to take (did I hear to the moon?). Upload the cartoon to ToonTube, Toontastic’s online storytelling network, and send a link for the cartoon to to submit it to the contest.

Submissions are due by August 9th, voting runs from Aug. 10th-16th, and the winner will be announced on August 17th! For more information, check out the Launchpad Toys site and contest rules. Happy ‘Tooning!

Here’s a great cartoon created on Toontastic. Check out the breadth of what you can do…and be inspired to do better.

Here’s the Launchpad Toys team geeking out and building the LEGO Space Shuttle, one of the prizes for this contest. It could be yours!

[This article, by Dan Donahoo, was originally published on Tuesday. Please leave any comments you may have on the original.]

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