The Animation Portfolio Workshop has just announced a character design competition that will award the winner free tuition for the 2013/2014 session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop. You can visit the Animation Portfolio Workshop Contest Page for more details.
Click here to read our post about the Animation Portfolio Workshop.
EDITORIAL NOTE: The competition video and webpage state that if you want to be an animator you have to go to animation school. Personally, I don't believe that to be true as an absolute. I feel an individuals dedication to the art form and desire to improve their craft is what will make them an animator. That being said, I do feel that going to an animation school can help a dedicated artist rapidly hone their skill set.