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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)

  • Matte Painting | December

    January 27, 2010

    Theme: Speedracer


    1st Place: Proconpictures
    
2nd Place: Cult

    3rd Place: Pinica
    Read More »

  • Matte Painting | November

    December 4, 2009

    Theme: Shoot for the Moon


    1st Place: Velarion


    
2nd Place: A.J.



    3rd Place: Odhran
    Read More »

  • Digital Sculpting | November

    December 4, 2009

    Theme: It Came from Outer Space


    1st Place: Manuel Poehlau
    
2nd Place: Jaol

    3rd Place: cak1776
    Read More »

  • Digital Sculpting | Judge Scott Spencer

    June 30, 2009

    Scott Spencer Working extensively with ZBrush for visual effects, toy and collectable design, digital maquettes. Recent credits include The DaVinci Code, Harry Potter 5, X-Men 3 and various commercial projects. Formerly Organic Modeler, Pendulum Studios for Activision. Beta tester for Pixologic. Has produced video tutorials and manuals for ZBrush community. Moderator on HighEnd3D.com. Graduate, Savannah […] Read More »

  • Visual Effects | Judge Tefft Smith II

    February 2, 2009

    Tefft Smith Tefft’s credits include: “Southland Tales”, “Next”, “Passion of the Christ”, “Fringe”, “True Blood” “Gosip Girl”, “The Fountain” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Bones”, “Criminal Minds”, “Pontiac: Detail”, “Need For Speed: The Chase”. Tefft Smith II an alumnus of Gnomon School of Visual Effects Certificate Program. Prior to Gnomon he received a BFA in Animation […] Read More »

  • Matte Painting | Judge Jonathan Berube

    February 2, 2009

    Jonathan Berube Jonathan Berube is a Conceptual Artist and VFX Art Director at Blizzard Cinematics whos work includes the original World of Warcraft cinematic, World of Warcraft Expansion 1 “The Burning Crusade”, World of Warcraft Expansion 2 “Wrath of the Lich King”, Star Craft Ghost, Diablo III and Spy Kids 2 “The Island of Lost […] Read More »

  • Digital Sculpting | Judge Ryan Kingslien

    February 2, 2009

    Ryan Kingslien While at Pixologic, Ryan Kingslien consulted with fortune 500 companies such as ILM, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Bungie Studios, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts to integrate digital sculpting into their production pipelines.  He also created the standardized curriculum that is used in hundreds of schools today, developed the core of ZBrush’s documentation, consulted on nearly […] Read More »

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