- Start Date: 2013-04-01
- End Date: 2013-05-15
- Prize: Total prize value $14,017
CGArchitect 3D Awards
The CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards are the largest awards event for the architectural visualization industry. Now in its 10th year, the awards attract entries from top studios, freelancers and students from around the world.
Chaos Group is proud to sponsor the newly established Student Image category. We wish all students taking part in this challenge the best of luck and endless inspiration.
Learn more at: http://3dawards.cgarchitect.com
- Start Date: 2013-03-07
- End Date: 2013-06-03
- Prize: $160,000 in prizes & 7 International Studio Internships
3DArtist CG Student Awards
We are proud to support the 3DArtist CG Student Awards, an international event showcasing top student projects from around the globe. The awards represent a tremendous promotional opportunity for all young artists to share their work with the world.
Winners in the VFX and Animation categories will receive copies of V-Ray and PhoenixFD!
Learn more at: www.cgstudentawards.com
- Start Date: 2013-01-20
- End Date: 2013-04-20
- Prize: Prize pool from Design Studio Press, Ballistic Publishing, Chaos Group, Mad Artist Publishing, Asmandez II, and Heavy Crash
CGart.ir Challenge: Bio-Machines
CGart.ir challenges you to come up with your "Bio-Machine" for no matter what purpose, could be a 'Robot', a 'Vehicle' or a 'Biomech' inspired by any existing or imaginary living organism. Don't just copy an animal! Feel free to let your wild creativity feed your entry for this unique challenge! Can you impress Scott Robertson with it? Now that's a challenge!
- Start Date: 2013-01-18
- End Date: 2013-03-18
- Prize: Prize pool equivalent to 10,000 Euro
Render.ru Contest "Mercenaries: Through Time and Worlds"
RENDER.RU is pleased to announce the start of its contest "Mercenaries: Through Time and Worlds."
The challenge will be open to everyone who wants to unleash their creativity and imagination - beginners and professionals. Images will be accepted in two categories: 2D and 3D. Contest sponsors are Adobe, NVIDIA, Chaos Group, Wacom, JC Group, RealTime, and the RENDER.RU training center. The prize fund is equivalent to about 400 000 RUB.
For more information check out Render.ru
- Start Date: 2012-10-11
- End Date: 2013-01-11
- Prize: Prize pool worth more than $140,000
CGChallenge XXVII: TEN
CGSociety has been celebrating their first ten years as the premier site for digital artists worldwide. As a major part of these celebrations, they have launched CGChallenge XXVII: TEN. The eagerly awaited competition will challenge computer graphic artists to include the number TEN into an image or video, whether literally or symbolically. The challenge will end 11 January, 2013.
CGSociety has gathered prizes from the biggest names in the digital art world. Because of these generous sponsors, they can offer a massive prize pool of over $140,000.
CGChallenge XXVII: TEN incredible sponsors include: NVIDIA, Autodesk, LightWave, WACOM, AMD, Side Effects, Pixologic, The Foundry / Luxology,CHAOSGROUP, RealFlow, Shutterstock, GNOMON School, Imagineer systems, IKinema, RenderLife, Xfrog, Evermotion, Think Kinetic, stash, 3dConnexion, Video CoPilot,Verold, Sketchfab, Ballistic, and CGWorkshops.
The theme can be broadly interpreted. For example: it could be a child counting to 10 for the first time; a play on words (tentacles, tenacious, tenant); the Ten commandments; ten minutes to save the world; remember when you were ten (imaginary friends, bullies, nightmares, dreams for the future); what happened ten years ago; or, perhaps the power of ten. It could be 2D or 3D, image or video, and produced on any software. Make it hilarious or make it epic, CGSociety just wants you to make sure it cleverly adds the number, idea, word or symbol of ten.
CGChallenge XXVII: TEN will be judged by some massive stars of digital art: DeHong He, Daniel Hornick, Steven Stahlberg, Pascal Blanche, Lorne Lanning, Krishnamurti Costa, Jeff Mottle, Christopher Sloan, Brom, Alex Morris, Alexander Preuss, Ziv Qual, Leigh van der Byl and Mark Snoswell.
Sign up for the challenge and compete for amazing prizes! Deadline for submissions: 11 January 2013.
- Start Date: 2012-09-26
- End Date: 2012-11-15
- Prize: Software licenses and money rewards
RebusFarm Open 3D Award
Digital artists listen up! Show Rebus Farm your potential and upload your best 3D projects. Compete with the other entrants and face up your work to the 3D community and a professional jury.
From September 26th until November 15th you can upload your work and from November 16th until December 7th you can vote for your favorite projects.
Learn more at the competition's page on Facebook. Deadline for submissions is 15 November, 2012.
- Start Date: 2012-08-20
- End Date: 2012-10-31
- Prize: 2 V-Ray licenses and 6 Anniversary T-Shirts
- Start Date: 2012-08-01
- End Date: 2012-08-01
- Prize: prize package worth more than $25,000
CGSociety V-Ray Challenge Winners Announced
Chaos Group is pleased to announce the winners of the V-Ray Anniversary Challenge!
The First prize goes to Darko Vucenik (DarkoV) from Croatia who captured the realization of how dangerous drunken driving can be.
The Second prize winner is Gregory Krushenko (Gizoo) from Uzbekistan for his 'Air Dream'.
Third prize in the 'Decisive Moment' V-Ray Challenge goes to Toni Bratincevic (InTerceptoV) in the USA depicting his metaphor for peace.
Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated in this initiative that challenged artists' imagination and creativity to visualize a decisive moment! Stay tuned for more anniversary activities at the V-Ray Anniversary website!
- Start Date: 2012-05-15
- End Date: 2012-07-15
- Prize: prize package worth more than $25,000
V-Ray Anniversary Challenge: A Decisive Moment
Chaos Group marks the beginning of V-Ray’s 10th Anniversary celebrations with a Challenge to all V-Ray users! We invite you to create an image to tell the story of a decisive moment.
Imagine the split second when everything changes. It could be an instant from history that altered everything on Earth. Or a pivotal point in time that changed you personally. Perhaps a knockout punch in a heavy weight championship. The last block placed on the Pyramids. The first human step on the moon. A gunshot, a wrong step, or a glance, the decisive moment when fate propelled the world to greatness or drove it to the point of destruction.
Using any application to model and V-Ray to render, we want you to illustrate that blink-of-an-eye moment.
We’ve invited some of the most prominent CG artists and industry influencers to evaluate the submissions:
• Daniel Buck
• Gus Capote
• Jeff Mottle
• Lon Grohs
• Paul Hellard
• Robert Nederhorst
• Scott Metzger
The Challenge is organized in collaboration with CGSociety and will run between 15 May – 15 July. Sponsored by BOXX, NVIDIA, Maxon, 3dconnexion and Ballistic, the V-Ray Challenge offers a great prize pool.
Share your decisive moment with us! Enter the challenge.
- Start Date: 2011-10-03
- End Date: 2011-10-04
- Prize: V-Ray for SketchUp
Winner Announced in SketchUp Ur Space Competition
We are happy to share that Gerbe Dumahil was selected among 34 participants as the winner of the SketchUp Ur Space competition. His state-of-the-art interior design is awarded with the Chaos Group prize – a V-Ray for SketchUp license.
SketchUp is a powerful 3D application. It gets even more powerful when used together with a rendering plug-in. There are quite a numerous number of available rendering engines for SketchUp but I choose V-Ray. V-Ray is for me, the best rendering engine. It gives me the quality that I want and the quality that the client needs.
Testimonial by Gerbe Dumahil - Architectural Visualizer and Graphics Designer
- Start Date: 2011-09-15
- End Date: 2011-09-20
- Prize: V-Ray for 3ds Max,
V-Ray for Rhino,
V-Ray for SketchUp
3rd Architectural Visualization Challenge “CityLIFE”
Chaos Group invites you to sign up for Ronen Bekerman’s 3rd Architectural Visualization Challenge, exploring one of the most complex and vast subject matters in the architectural field, our urban way of living.
Chaos Group is pleased to support this event by providing licenses for V-Ray for 3ds Max, V-Ray for Rhino and V-Ray for SketchUp.
The challengers’ mission is to showcase CityLIFE in two different seasons – summer, autumn, winter or spring. Besides the Still Image category, there are also Real-Time and 2D Concept Art categories.
You are encouraged to think beyond the traditional or conventional interpretations and methods of architectural visualization, and while photo-realness is not the aim, it certainly might be a mean to an end.
Deadline for submissions: 20 December 2011
Learn more at the Competition’s website
- Start Date: 2011-09-10
- End Date: 2011-09-11
- Prize: V-Ray for Rhino
Winners Announced in T-Splines Design Contest
The T-Splines 2011 Contest, Make the World a Better Place attracted over 80 entries from around the globe in the categories Architecture, Transit, Jewelry, Consumer Product, and Miscellaneous. We are proud to share that V-Ray was extensively used across the submissions, and most notably the three winning Jewelry pieces and the winning Miscellaneous piece.
This year, Chaos Group is providing the award in the Miscellaneous category. A V-Ray for Rhino license goes to Fernando Montalvo of Córdoba, Argentina for his futuristic Roboto 1.0 design.
We would like to thank T-Splines for organizing this contest and sharing design inspiration from all around the world. Congratulations go to all the participants who envisioned the world as a better place through their innovative 3D designs.
- Start Date: 2011-06-09
- End Date: 2011-08-09
- Prize: V-Ray for Rhino
Make the world a better place- T-Splines Design Contest 2011
The T-Splines Design Contest 2011, Make the World a Better Place, is designed to promote the creation of new and innovative 3D designs using T-Splines for Rhino and tsElements for SolidWorks. All design entries should reflect the theme of the contest, demonstrating a potential to improve the world in some way.
Prizes will be awarded to those individuals or teams who submit the best designs, as measured by the judging criteria. V-Ray for Rhino full commercial license is included in the $15,000 prize list.
Check out rules and vast array of categories you can compete in.
- Start Date: 2011-04-22
- End Date: 2011-08-31
- Prize: V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max
IT'S ART CG Competition: Human Nature
Submit your 3D Stills Pictures or Animations and get a chance to win a V-Ray 2.0 license!
The contest would like to encourage anyone inspired by the Human Nature topic to submit their concepts and portray what sort of situation, real or imaginary, the concept inspired you to create. Rules, Deadlines and more information, available at IT’S ART.