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Competitions

CG Channel runs monthly competitions in Visual Effects, Digital Sculpting and Matte Painting, hosted by selected industry professionals. These competitions are a great way to get professional feedback from judges and peers to improve your skills! There's a new competition each month, with great chances to win training products from The Gnomon Workshop!

How it works

At the beginning of each month, the host will post the theme of the competition. For the duration of the month, participants can post in the respective competition forums to get feedback from the host and peers. At the end of the month, the host will judge the entries and post the winners.

  • DIGITAL SCULPTING

    Hosted by Mark Dedecker

    An ideal monthly contest for aspiring 3D character artists, Digital Sculpting challenge doesn't require long render times or extensive knowledge of texturing. You can even submit renders straight out of ZBrush, Mudbox, or digital sculpting soft of your choice!

  • MATTE PAINTING

    Hosted by Jonathon Berube

    Our Matte Painting contest challenges users to submit a single photo-realistic image along our monthly themes guidelines. Interact with one of the industry's top matte painters.

  • VISUAL EFFEC09

    Hosted by Tefft Smith II

    The Visual Effects monthly challenge provides users with an opportunity to show their skills in compositing and dynamics! Compete and learn how to achieve a successful blend of digital elements with live action footage.

At the beginning of each month, the host will post the theme of the competition. For the duration of the month, participants can post in the respective competition forums to get feedback from the host and peers. At the end of the month, the host will judge the entries and post the winners.

Judging

Winners are selected based on originality, concept and technical execution. Winners are selected by the host of the competition.

Prizes

Prizes are sponsored by The Gnomon Workshop. Each category has 3 prizes:

  • 1st place - 10 Gnomon Workshop product downloads (winner's choice)

  • 2nd place - 5 Gnomon Workshop product downloads (winner's choice)

  • 3rd place - 2 Gnomon Workshop product downloads (winner's choice)

  • Visual Effects | September

    October 12, 2010 | 2 comments

    Theme: Vaporizing Character Effect
    1st Place: engelik
    
2nd Place: realgray
    3rd Place: boogeybum
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  • Digital Sculpting | August

    September 8, 2010 | 1 comment

    Theme: Struggle
    1st Place: Gordon Tarpley
    
2nd Place: scottimation
    3rd Place: ignanacho
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  • Matte Painting | August

    September 8, 2010 | 4 comments

    Theme: How to Tie a Tie
    1st Place: Lukerawcliffe
    
2nd Place: Big Bad Wolfman
    3rd Place: Gordon Tarpley
    Read More »

  • Visual Effects | August

    September 7, 2010 | 2 comments

    Theme: Post Global Warming
    1st Place: martin
    
2nd Place: Jaxko
    3rd Place: Stocktonios
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  • Digital Sculpting | June

    July 16, 2010

    Theme: Great God Pan
    1st Place: OrdibblePlop
    
2nd Place: 3DNeksus
    3rd Place: JackZhang
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  • Visual Effects | June

    July 15, 2010

    Theme: Rube Goldberg Machine
    1st Place: Widan
    
2nd Place: Quixote
    3rd Place: lorenzomunaro
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  • Matte Painting | June

    July 12, 2010

    Theme: The 5 Fugitives of the Shoalin Temple
    1st Place: BBB
    
2nd Place: Felgab
    3rd Place: GordonTarpley
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  • Visual Effects | May

    June 10, 2010 | 1 comment

    Theme: Iron Man: The Creation of a Metal Suit
    1st Place: widan
    
2nd Place: HenningBirkeland Read More »

  • Matte Painting | May

    June 8, 2010

    Theme: Tony Stark at the Pilatus Banquet
    1st Place:Gordon Tarpley

    
2nd Place: Ani_Mill

    3rd Place:Stu Kim
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  • Digital Sculpting | May

    June 8, 2010

    Theme: Iron Man
    1st Place: bludragon

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  • Digital Sculpting | April

    May 11, 2010

    Theme: Alice in Wonderland
    1st Place: Chris Korn

    2nd Place: Ordibble Plop

    3rd Place: EinarMartinsen
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  • Matte Painting | April

    May 6, 2010

    Theme: Alice in Wonderland
    1st Place: GordonTarpley

    
2nd Place: Srulink

    3rd Place: Claraparati
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  • Matte Painting | March

    April 6, 2010 | 1 comment

    Theme: Not a Scratch
    1st Place: BBB

    
2nd Place: Adam Goldstein

    3rd Place: Electricbill
    Read More »

  • Matte Painting | February

    March 30, 2010 | 3 comments

    Theme: Mad Max
    1st Place: Gordon Tarpley

    
2nd Place: SruLink

    3rd Place: abcdethan
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  • Digital Sculpting | February

    March 30, 2010 | 1 comment

    Theme: Vehicular Manslaughter
    1st Place: hemlok
    
 2nd Place: cak1776
    3rd Place: tooz
    Read More »

  • Visual Effects | February

    March 26, 2010 | 3 comments

    Theme: Bloody Valentine
    1st Place: andy

    
2nd Place: quiet

    3rd Place: Danboyland
    Read More »

  • Digital Sculpting | January

    February 18, 2010 | 1 comment

    Theme: The Male Face


    1st Place: Stefan Haehnlein


    
2nd Place: JackZhang



    3rd Place: DaddyMack
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  • Matte Painting | January

    February 9, 2010 | 2 comments

    Theme: Angel of Death


    1st Place: Felgab


    
2nd Place: Cult



    3rd Place: Jouleflux
    Read More »

  • Visual Effects | December

    January 27, 2010 | 1 comment

    Theme: Winter Wonderland


    1st Place: benhurfx


    
2nd Place: HenningBirkeland



    3rd Place: mahesh
    Read More »

  • Digital Sculpting | December

    January 27, 2010

    Theme: Barbarian Glory


    1st Place: Hemlok


    
2nd Place: Meletis



    3rd Place: Shotgun Scream
    Read More »

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