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© FlyingArchitecture

Your vision of a positive future.

Student rendering challenge | Deadline extended until November 30
Submit your entry

How would you make tomorrow a better place? 

Share your vision and enter our student rendering challenge for a chance to win V-Ray Education Collection and Corona licenses, Chaos Cloud credits, and much more. 

This year, the theme of our challenge is Create a Better World. We're inviting you to choose a cause that speaks to you, to solve an issue our modern world is facing.

We believe you have the potential to create a better world. What does that world look like to you? Through the power of art as an outlet for creativity and social change, we encourage you to break the boundaries of the impossible. 



When will the competition run?

We’ll accept entries from September 1 to November 30, 2021. The jury panel will select their winner along with up to 12 finalists. The finalists will be published on Chaos' Facebook page on December 10, 2021. The public will have the opportunity to vote and select their winner. The winners will be announced on December 17, 2021.

Who can enter?

We welcome submissions by students all around the world who are enrolled in a computer graphics/3D program or course in a government-accredited educational institution. The challenge is open to students with interest in architectural visualization, interior design, vfx, animation, character design, product design, environment, game design, automotive design, advertising, etc. Be sure to read the official competition rules and privacy notice to check that you qualify.

What should I submit?

The world is large and so are the number of possibilities to be taken in remodeling it. Don’t be afraid to experiment in all directions! Combine materials, textures, colors and forms to express your unique vision. We welcome renderings of architecture, designs, inventions, prototypes, media, entertainment, and anything you think can help make the world better in some way.

What software can I use?

You can use any software to model your vision, but be sure to render in V-Ray or Corona, on any platform with a legitimately acquired license.

How can I get access to Chaos products?

If you don’t already have access to V-Ray or Corona as part of your program or course, you can take advantage of our free fully featured trials to participate in this student rendering contest. 

Download your free 30-day V-Ray trial >

Want more time to get to know V-Ray for Maya? Take advantage of our free trials or our Personal Learning Edition (PLE):

Download your free V-Ray for Maya Personal Learning Edition license >
Download your free 45-day Corona Renderer trial >

Need additional render power to meet the deadline? 

Get 20 free Chaos Cloud credits >

How will the winning entries be chosen?

Our judging panel will choose their winner and share up to 12 finalists on the challenge webpage. The public will have the opportunity to select their winner from the 12 finalists. The winning image will be the artwork that gets the most likes; the next three projects with the most likes will be awarded runner-up prizes.

Any further questions?

To help keep you on track, we have a dedicated support team ready to answer your technical questions and troubleshoot your renderings. Submit a request (for V-Ray support) or contact support@corona-renderer.com (for Corona assistance). For general questions about this challenge, simply email education@chaosgroup.com

© Antireality Architecture
© Antireality Architecture


Jury Winner (x1)

Public Winner (x1)

Public Runners-up (x3)

*Updates and upgrades as per official policy.
We will announce the winners via our social media channels on December 17, 2021.


Meet the jury.

Vittorio Bonapace

 Creative/Art Director

Vittorio Bonapace Studio

Agnieszka Klich

Co-Founder/Arch Viz Artist

Black Balance

Shusen Zhao

 V-Ray Mentor

V-Ray Station

Sergio Manes

Sr. Environment Artist

Blas Pascal University

Beau Janzen
Melissa Knight

Creative Director of Marketing


Alwyn Hunt


The Rookies

Dusan Vukcevic

Freelance 3D Artist & Motion Designer

Adán Martín

3D Artist

3D Collective

Alex Oliver

Founder & Lead Instructor

SketchUp School

Veselina Zheleva

Director Education

Pedro Fernandez

Architect, 3D Artist, Founder & Creative Director


Nikos Nikolopoulos

Founder/Creative Director
Creative Lighting 

Lon Grohs

Global Head of Creative

Tom Grimes

Product Marketing Manager


Ivan Kozaliev

CG Specialist


Anastasia Zhivaeva

CG Specialist


Ricardo Ortiz

3D Specialist

Ricardo Eloy

3D Specialist


Han Shilin

 3D Specialist


Belle van der Woodsen

Architectural Visualisation Artist/Founder

Belle van der Woodsen

Get inspired.

Still waiting for that aha moment? 
We've put the spotlight on some pieces that are bound to inspire your entry.

Submit your entry.

When you’re ready to show us your best work, simply complete this form and upload your submission.
We look forward to seeing it! 

We have extended the deadline until November 30, 2021, at 11:59 PM PT.

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