I'm gonna try out for this too! I can see that there are a lot of talented people competing this year, and chances are that I won't even make it through the open round, but it would be a good expirience for me to work with a deadline. I learn so much for each project I work on, so how can I say no to this? :D
I have already made the storyboard and I'm currently animating. I'm not going to make a parody or anything, I want to try something a little different with no voice acting. Never would have thought that I would work on something sci-fi themed.
Good luck everyone, looking forward to seeing a lot of amazing animations!