Yes, contributors will receive certificates from FOSSEE, IIT Bombay, if their proposal is approved and
consequently uploaded on the Animations website.
Will I get a certificate for each successful proposal?
For every unique animation released, you would get a certificate. If you submit a series of animations on
closely related topics, you will get one certificate for the entire set of videos, and the same will be
accordingly reflected in the certificate.
When will I get my certificate?
Within 15 working days after the animation has been published on the website.
Do I have to register to contribute?
Yes, you have to register and login to your account to follow the procedure for contributing. The detailed
instructions are given on the Guidelines page.
Do we have to pay for contributing?
No, you don’t have to pay any amount for contributing. In turn, you will receive an honorarium if your
proposal gets accepted and you submit your animation on the (animations) website.
How much honorarium will I receive for a single animation?
The details on the honorarium amount you receive is given here
How much time can I take for making a single animation?
We expect you to give a fully working video within 15 days of submitting your Proposal Form 2, after which
your proposal would be discarded.
How many videos can be uploaded per proposal?
One video per proposal can be submitted. If you want to submit more than one animation, you will have to
submit separate proposals for each of them.
I am from a non-technical background, but wish to animate the concepts I know. Can I contribute?
Yes. We suggest you get started with the Python language. There are various good resources for beginners in
Python. You could also refer to the free Python Self Learning online course offered by the FOSSEE team at
Based on what you want to animate, you could use open source tools or libraries such as manim, mayavi,
Blender, PySph and so on.
What all topics can I submit animations on?
Any category of science / engineering topics can be animated (biology, mathematics, aerospace, etc.).
I want to submit a proposal for a Category other than Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, What
should I do?
There is an option “Others” in the “Category” field of Proposal Stage 1. Please select that Category. An
email will be sent to you regarding your choice of category. Depending on the number of entries for your
suggestion, your category might be added to the list of categories in Proposal Stage 1.
Do the topics I have chosen be college-level?
You may animate concepts of any difficulty level, from school level and up.
Can I use the videos published on the FOSSEE animations website in my class?
Yes. One of the major focus of the FOSSEE Animations project is to promote a visual-approach to learning of
The videos are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License licence.
The code used to generate the videos is to be published under the MIT license.
Please place the terms and conditions of the MIT license on the GitHub page of your code.
When will I receive my Honorarium?
Honorarium would generally be processed within 45 days from the day we receive your forms.
However, if you do not receive your money within 45 days of acknowledgement of forms received, please feel
free to contact us; we’ll be happy to assist you.
How many books can I use for reference?
As many books as you have chosen for helping you animate that particular concept
Is this program only for students with a programming background?
No! Anyone with the required interest and knowledge sign up for contributing.
Should I email you the code once I’m done creating the videos?
No, it is best practice to upload your code on GitHub and mention the link to the code in the video outline
once you are done creating the video.