The Septemberfest Contest is a brickfilming contest which has been held in 2010 and 2015 to coincide with Septemberfest. It is run by Sean Warton in official association with Bricks in Motion. It has been described as an "annual-when-it-suits-us" contest[1] and has no consistent format apart from coinciding with Septemberfest. Its two iterations have been very different in style and ruleset.

Septemberfest 2010Edit

Septemberfest 2010
Start Date September 1, 2010
End Date September 30, 2010
Entries 26

In early August 2010, a vote was held on the next official Bricks in Motion contest. Members had the choice between the Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long Contest becoming official and running in August, or a themed contest lasting for the month of September. The month-long contest was selected with nearly 80% of the vote.[2] The Septemberfest 2010 contest was the result of this poll.

The Septemberfest 2010 contest was a month-long contest structured similarly to THAC or BRAWL. Other than coinciding with Septemberfest, it had no direct relation to The Citizen of the Year. It was announced as upcoming in late August, with the theme to be announced on September 1st.[3] On that date, the original announcement was edited to include the theme, which was No Dialogue.[4] Some hours after the announcement of the theme, a requirement to include a mod element in entries was introduced. This was a colour mod of yellow and red.[5] A letter mod, Q, was introduced later on request.[6]

The contest received 28 entries,[7] two of which were disqualified[8] and was judged by a panel consisting of Sean Warton, Philip Heinrich and Zach Macias.[9] The prizes for the top 3 were gift certificates for the Bricklink seller BrickScope, the contest's sponsor.


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Place Film Name Director
1. Bakey a Cakey! Emma Graham
2. The Magician's Hat Jack Bond
3. Small World Jake "Goldencamerastudios" Sebastian
4. Mouth Loïc Fontaine-Boivin
5. Larrygitis Zach "Lamplight" Lacosse and Jonni Phillips
6. He's Late Again "The Four Monkeys"
7. Mosquito's Fault "AncientEngine"
8. Life Cycle Ryan "Chuppa" Wood
9. SILENCE Max Butcher
10. Around the House In 2080 Frames Ed "EddieHasscle" Boomershine
11. Grass Brian "Peanut" Ambrose
12. The Smoking Pun "Darth Rugg"
13. The Voice Snatcher "StudioL30"
14. The Criminal "Ludvig"
15. Trainspotting Shannon "Cartoonkid98" Birch
16. Convicted "BWJC"
17. Jealous Much? "MartyLego"
18. The Dream "roblego2"
19. Love at First Bite Mason "guitarhero181197" Birthisel
20. La Mime Jacob "Hexx910" Hayre
21. Natural Rights of Man Zach "ohlordzb" Beuckman
22. Left In Chains "Ganoman_433"
23. That Girl Jacob "Hexx910" Hayre
24. Verlorenen Gegenstand Thomas "krakovibrick man" Krakoviak
25. Short Fight "TrekMB"
26. Serial Killer "legostudiosplus"

Septemberfest: The Citizen of the Year LIVESEdit

Septemberfest: The Citizen of the Year LIVES
Start Date September 1, 2015
End Date October 31, 2015
Entries 8

The Septemberfest contest was revived for Septemberfest 2015. Unlike the 2010 contest, the 2015 contest did relate directly to The Citizen of the Year. A teaser for the contest was released on August 27, revealing the title as The Citizen of the Year LIVES contest.[10] The full contest announcement was posted on September 1.[1] The aim of the contest was to set a film in the “The Citizen of the Year Cinematic Universe”. It ran until October 31st, receiving 8 entries, a playlist of which may be viewed here. It was judged by Philip Heinrich, David Pagano, David Pickett, Sean Warton and Nathan Wells.

Each of the top three winners received a LEGO trophy model and a handful of LEGO parrots. Additionally, 1st place won 31026 Bike Shop & Café, 2nd place 31025 Mountain Hut and 3rd place 31035 Beach Hut. These three prizes reference a joke about the size of one's house in The Citizen of the Year. Entries placing down to 10th (including the top 3) won a LEGO trash can model and a handful of LEGO parrots.

An additional side contest was announced on September 10, the ten-year anniversary of Scott Dombert's first post in The Citizen of the Year release thread. This was an art contest, which called for entrants to produce an artwork of any variety inspired by The Citizen of the Year.[11] The deadline of the art contest was September 30. It received 4 entries[12] and was judged by Sean Warton. The first place prize was a yellow LEGO trash can model and a handful of LEGO parrots. Other entrants received the normal grey version.


The winning entry to the art contest


  1. (un)denial by Benjamin Ely
  2. The Case of the Year by Rafael Figueroa
  3. Citizen of the Century by "BrickBrosProductions"

The winner of the art contest was Garry Moore.[12]


Official Bricks in Motion competitions
Technical Excellence Competition · Space, Time and Reality Contest · Avant-Garde Contest · Septemberfest 2010 Contest ·
Tales of Yore Contest · Kitchen Sink Contest · Bricks in Motion Celebration Contest · Darkness and Light Contest ·
Septemberfest: The Citizen of the Year LIVES Contest · Sight & Sound Contest · Spirit of Adventure Contest · Movie Magic Contest

Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest · Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long Contest · Bricks in Motion Awards · AniExer-size