3D Art Competitions

Show off your 3D design and modeling skills by entering TurboSquid’s 3D art competitions. Keep an eye on this page to stay informed on the status of our current contests.

Dystopia/Utopia

TurboSquid is proud to announce our second annual 3D art competition, and we’re offering thousands in cash and prizes to the winners! This year’s theme is Dystopia/Utopia, and we’ll award prizes to the top 3 entries. Artists will have until January 10, 2019, to make a 3D rendered scene and submit it to us.

Anything from idealized skylines or nightmare cityscapes to something more abstract that fits the theme is fair game. Be creative! We want to see your perception of the future and what you envision the world becoming as we head into 2019. Will our planet evolve into a fantastic futuristic Eden where disease and strife are eradicated, or will Earth be plunged into complete chaos and anarchy? It’s up to you to convince us to either ease up in anticipation of the coming paradise, or to hunker down and prep for a stressful time ahead.

This contest is now closed. Check out our winning entries and keep an eye on our social channels for our next contest!

Categories

3D Composition:

  • Entry shall be a well posed and lit diorama, small scene, or full worldspace that is able to visually convey the theme.
  • The goal is to have a beautiful render – we’re judging these on the adherence to the theme, quality and composition of the final image.
  • There are no restrictions on the renderer or plugins used, you can even make it in a game engine!

Technical specs:

  • High resolution image in 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The image must be at least 3996×2160 pixels (Cinema DCP 4k), or a spherical projection render of at least 4096×2048 pixels.
  • Wireframe images, alternate angles, works in progress, editor shots, etc – any amount of proof that the final image was rendered in a 3D application without significant retouching. See FAQ for more.
  • Listing of any 3rd party content used in the scene (external/stock models, HDRIs, etc)

Prizes

1st Place:

  • $1500
  • 1 Wacom Intuos Pro Paper
  • 1 Radeon Pro WX 7100 video card
  • 1 Archmodels Content Collection
  • 18 Months PixelSquid subscription
  • 1 Year Substance Indie
  • 1 3DCoat Professional software license
  • 1 KeyShot 8 software license
  • 1 Year V-Ray for Unreal
  • 1 Year 3D World subscription
  • 1 Year 3D Artist subscription
  • $200 Marmoset coupon code

2nd Place:

  • $1000
  • 1 Archmodels Content Collection
  • 1 Year PixelSquid subscription
  • 1 Year Substance Indie
  • 1 3DCoat Amateur software license
  • 6 Month 3D World subscription
  • 6 Month 3D Artist subscription
  • $100 Marmoset coupon code

3rd Place:

  • $500
  • 1 Archmodels Content Collection
  • 1 Year PixelSquid subscription
  • 1 Year Substance Indie
  • 1 3DCoat Amateur software license
  • 6 Month 3D World subscription
  • 6 Month 3D Artist subscription
  • $50 Marmoset coupon code

Submissions

Deadline

All submissions must be entered by 11:59 GMT -5:00 on January 10, 2019.

Judging

Submissions will be judged by TurboSquid and industry partners. Meet our judges! Please see Official Entry Rules below for details.

Previous Competitions

Lost at Sea (2017): List of Winners | About Lost at Sea