Louise Duffy | 24-07-2013
Nickelodeon has announced the five finalists in two categories (under 18 years of age, and 18 and over) for the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-themed short film competition, SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes.
More than 1,000 SpongeBob-inspired short films were submitted by fans and filmmakers of all ages around the world during the submission period, which ran from 6 May to 28 June.
Entries were received in animation, stop-motion and live-action formats. Featuring original storylines, the finalists were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of Nickelodeon executives from around the world. Videos were judged on originality and creativity, incorporation of SpongeBob’s attributes, and overall appeal.
From now until Friday 2 August at 8pm EDT, fans can visit www.spongebobsquareshorts.com to watch the finalist videos and vote for their favourites in each category via the website and/or Twitter.
The finalists in the 18 and over category are:
Diligence by Joshua (US)
Finally Home by Nicole (South Africa)
SpongeBob My Best Friend by Arisdagues (Mexico)
SpongeBob – Old Krabby Patty by Jürgen (Germany)
The Interview by Brett (US)

The finalists in the under 18 category are:
The Krabby Patty Formula Music Video by Keith (US)
SpongeBob Jellyfish Catcher by Alessio (Switzerland)
The Silver Screen by Matthew (UK)
The Krabby Commercial by David (US)
Get Out of Here! by David (US)