We’re always happy to spread the word for our Cooney Center Prize finalists — especially when they have exciting new projects and updates to share. This week, Andy Russell and Thushan Amarasiriwardena of Launchpad Toys have partnered with Wired’s GeekDad to announce a fun new contest: Kids and their parents are invited to share ‘toons they create about their summer travel adventures for a chance to win a LEGO space shuttle or a $100 Amazon gift certificate. (Check out the video of Andy and Thushan hard at work testing the “usability” of the Lego shuttle below.)
Toontastic was released just six months ago — but kids have already created 150,000 cartoons in over 100 countries around the world with it. The iPad app, which sells for $1.99, is consistently among one of the top apps in the iTunes Education Store (along with fellow Cooney Center Prize finalist Motion Math).
The deadline to enter the contest, which is open to US, UK, Canadian, and Australian citizens, is August 9th, and voting will be open to the public from August 10-16. The winner will be announced on August 17.
Check out the Launchpad Toys blog for more details.