Mac in education software developer Kudlian Soft's I Can Animate software has won a major UK education award.

The software has been recognised as the Best Primary ICT software by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) at the annual Education Resources Awards (ERAs).

The software offers tools to create animated movies using professional stop-motion techniques.

BESA director Ray Barker commended the winners for "continually providing classrooms with the choice and diversity they really want and need to make a difference."

The 25 ERA judges described the software as: "A totally accessible route to animation for children, with the 'wow' factor. It allows you to create stunning movies using a variety of animation techniques, encouraging creativity and 21st century ICT skills."

Roger Young, managing director, Kudlian Soft, said: "We are delighted to have produced an application that has been recognised by BESA as a leading software title for Primary ICT. Animation motivates all ages to become creative with stop-motion techniques. We welcome this recognition from the ERA Awards 2006 for I Can Animate which reinforces the far reaching effects this sort of activity has across the curriculum and beyond."

It's the company's second major award in three years. Sales of the product have climbed 300 per cent since January, 2006.

I Can Animate requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and costs £35 (plus VAT) for a single-user licence. A full site licence is available for £299 (plus VAT). A demo of I Can Animate is available online.