Maya Modeling Challenge! January 21, 2009Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Competition, Game , comments closed
We are challenging you to create a unique virtual model using Maya. It could be person, place or thing, so put your imagination to work! (Need inspiration? Check out some of Michael Ingrassia’s work)
Winners will be selected from two categories: amateur and professional. Finalists in each category will be chosen by YOU through a voting system. And don’t be sloppy! Judge Michael Ingrassia will be inspecting the finalists’ working files to make sure the job was done right.
Winners will receive a cash prize and their artwork featured in Computer Graphics World Magazine! (More info on the prizes coming soon)
The deadline to enter is March 31, 2009.
Are you up for the challenge?
Visit www.focalpress.com/mayamodelingcontest.aspx for more information on how to enter. Good luck!
Have you seen our latest catalog?
Complete with linkable features,new releases, and many of our backlist favorites- now updated for fall/winter 08!
Attention Tell Your Students! Digital Art Competition September 24, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Announcements, Competition, Game, Interactive , comments closed
The Japan Media Arts Festival is coming soon and is accepting applications and submissions now. Its aim is to promote the creation and development of media arts. The Festival highlights creative works of art, entertainment, animation, and manga. At the same time, it also presents a broad range of creative activities. The Categories for submission are:
Art Division: [Interactive, Installation, Visual Image, Still Image (including digital photograph), Web Work, etc. ]
Entertainment Division: [Game, Electronic Play Equipment, Visual Image (VFX, CM, etc.), Character, Web Work, etc.]
Animation Division: [Long Animation (Movie, TV, Original Video Animation), Short Animation, etc.]
Manga Division: [Story Manga, Frame Manga, Web Manga, Independent Manga, etc.]
If you want to apply, you can fill out the application online. Please go to their website at: http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival/2008/entry/guideline.php
The Deadline for Entry is Sept. 26, 2008.
For the first time, Savannah Music Festival is inviting submissions for a new tee shirt design. The winning design will be featured in the 2009 season product line, with the top designer receiving $500 and six tickets to any 2009 concerts of their choosing. All can enter!
More details and templates are available at
Check out the festival website and you will see the contest and what is required. This is a great opportunity to get your work out there.Competition, Game, Interactive , comments closed
The 2008 Notes on Game Dev 2D/3D Environment and Character Design Competition is now open for entries. Art will be judged by some of the top talent in game development today including Damian Pannell (Artist,Relic, Vancouver, British Columbia), Doug Oglesby (Concept Artist, Red Storm Entertainment), Jesse Brophy (THQ, Phoenix, AZ), and Nate Purkeypile (World Artist, Bethesda). Participants may enter one submission in each of the four categories: 2D Environment Art, 3D Environment Art, 2D Character Art, and 3D Character Art.
Submissions are due by June 15. Winners and runners up will be announced on July 1 in the Notes on Game Dev and Notes on Design Blogs and in their respective newsletters that include 40,000 global subscribers.
Excellent prizes for winners include a full Game Art Certificate Program from Sessions Online Schools of Game Art, membership in IGDA,and subscriptions to Game Developer Magazine.
Go to this website for more information: http://gamedev.sessions.edu/nogd-awards/
If you are interested please contact Suzan Ertumen at email@example.com and Brenda Brathwaite at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siggraph Space-Time Competition April 30, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Competition , comments closed
Siggraph Space-Time Competition and Exhibition-Admission Deadline May 15
The Space-Time competition is an international juried exhibition for students currently enrolled in school who are working in computer graphics and digital arts. The exhibition captures the state of creative computer-based student work and acts as an annual slice of the computer graphics continuum. Primary, secondary, and college or university students are encouraged to apply and the submissions will be handled separately.
All accepted artwork and projects will be on exhibit at the Siggraph Conference. They will also tour nationally and internationally for a year with the Space-Time Traveling Student Exhibition.
There are three areas of work accepted. They are, Print, Linear Animation, and Interactive Works.
The submissions are done online at, https://sis.siggraph.org/cgi-bin/SIS_SSL.py
You need to create a login to submit work. Once you have done that you can pick the submission form from a list.
Anyone who submits contact Suzan Ertumen at email@example.com.
Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest April 30, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Competition , comments closed
Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest is open to all full time students. Projects must be original works completed 50% or more with Adobe software. You can enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas.
You can enter film titles, television station identity designs, public service announcements, and other motion design projects that animate still images and moving type to convey a message.
Check out the website, http://www.adaaentry.com. To enter your work, you need to create a digital version to upload on the competition site by May 2, 2008, at 5 pm.You also must upload a student id.
If your work is selected you will be required to send a cd/dvd high resolution version of the piece.
Once you have submitted your work for entery, contact Suzan Ertumen at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dominique Elliott at email@example.com. Also if you need help on creating the right format contact suzan ertumen as well.
$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest April 24, 2008Posted by sfdm in : Competition, Game, Interactive , comments closed
The ultimate modification competition brought to you by Intel and Epic Games.
“This contest is for all kinds of creatively talented people including programmers, artists, 3D modelers, designers and even aspiring film directors.”
To participate you create modifications (“mods”) for the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3 in a wide range of categories including environments, characters, weapons, gameplay, tools, vehicles and more. There are 21 Different Categories judged upon.
Through the contest, players can unleash their creative skills, make new content and game experiences using cutting-edge game technology, and reap rewards on many different levels. The content created for this contest will be freely available to players of the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3 worldwide.
The contest will be conducted in four consecutive phases. The closing date for submissions for Phase 1 is June 27, 2008. The closing date for submissions for Phase 2 is October 17, 2008. The closing dates for submissions for Phase 3 shall be May 15, 2009 and the closing date for submissions for Phase 4 shall be August 31, 2009. Winners will be announced on the official contest web site (http://www.makesomethingunreal.com).
You must fill out a registration form on online at www.makesomethingunreal.com