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04 April 2010, 02:24 AM
CGSociety Launch 'NVArt 5 – ACCELERATE. Images of future transport : In the style of Syd Mead'

‘ACCELERATE,' ( a new worldwide contest for digital artists to create futuristic vehicle designs in the style of Syd Mead.

We are also very proud to announce that Syd Mead will lead a panel of star judges: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (cohosts of Mythbusters), Mark Frauenfelder (founder of, Kevin Kelly (the founder of Wired Magazine), Brian Gernand (Creative Director of Kerner), Lorne Lanning (of Oddworld fame), David Wright (Creative Director of NVIDIA) and Mark Snoswell (President of CGSociety).

The competition was created jointly with the sole sponsor NVIDIA and has a prize pool valued of over $37,000. The first prize is $10,000 cash, plus two NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 4GB - 240 CUDA Processors .

The deadline for contest submissions is June 30, 2010. Winners will be announced at SIGGRAPH, in the heart of Los Angeles, at the end of July, 2010. For additional details and information on the rules, please visit our competition page.

04 April 2010, 07:35 AM
Where do we start a wip thread? I just tried to create one in the NVArt-Accelerate section and got an unauthorized access message.

04 April 2010, 07:36 AM
Your wish is my command...

04 April 2010, 08:09 AM
what an incredible competition.. i'm certainly up for giving this a shot..and wow the dudes from mythbusters are in the judging line up, how cool ;).


04 April 2010, 08:14 AM
This may be a silly question ..but can someone have more than one vehicle design(entry) submitted?


04 April 2010, 08:57 AM
great topic!
should we focus on one vehicle design? or can it be a few different, composed in a picture (e.g. race). I mean within one entry, not like in question above ;)

04 April 2010, 11:08 AM
6. Multiple entries are permitted.

Arturro, I don't know why you would want to join them in one entry, you can always make multiple entries for every vehicle and combine them to show in your personal portfolio.

04 April 2010, 12:15 PM
I've never painted any sort of vehicle in my life but what better time to start? See you there, Marley :)

04 April 2010, 01:57 PM
Wow, nice. I've been trying to motivate myself to model a futuristic vehicle that came to my mind some time ago. The deadline is also good for people that have difficulty in creating spare time like me.

04 April 2010, 03:49 PM
Absolutely necessary to take part in :) Good luck to all!

04 April 2010, 05:02 PM
I have two questions

1. Does what matters is just the final image or will the mechanics/working of the vehicle will also be taken into account ( whether it seems plausible that such a vehicle can exist or not)

2. 2D/3D Is there any expectation about the final image being 2D or 3D, or it could be anything, as long as its viable for the contest.

04 April 2010, 09:45 PM
Awesome new contest! I'm a little baffled by having the Mythbusters guys as judges, but whatever. Sounds like fun!

04 April 2010, 10:50 PM
The Mythbusters are builders and special effects guys. I think it makes perfect sense.

04 April 2010, 12:30 AM
I've joined this forum (long time reader though) specifically to enter this challenge. I've always loved Syd Meads work, and cant wait to see what people come up with.

04 April 2010, 02:40 AM
I have not participated in NVart before and it seems different from the Challenges procedures in that no milestones are required and there are no individual-dedicated WIP thread.


In view of the above, do I just post WIP images randomly in the WIP forum and only when my final image is ready do I go to the "Submit your Entry" to upload the final image?


EDIT: Never mind. I should have caught the answers in the FAQs first.

04 April 2010, 04:30 AM
This is very exciting. Sounds like lots of fun. :thumbsup:

04 April 2010, 09:25 PM
Go read the rules page. All of it. Then you will know every thing you need to know.

I gotta tell yea.. this one and the dominance war contest really get me excited.

04 April 2010, 09:26 PM
Indeed, an inspiring contest. I love Syd's work, it will be a pleasure to build something in his honor.

04 April 2010, 12:53 PM
Syd is one of my greatest inspiration source ever..
It would be a great honor for him to look at some of my works..

I shall try my best to participate!!

04 April 2010, 08:56 PM
It would be a great honor for him to look at some of my works..

Nicely put :thumbsup:.

04 April 2010, 01:44 AM
Hello all

I launch it the first time I entered a competition
the subject is very interesting I'm good fun

I attached a picture of a concept I'll post the evolution of the concept
As in the advanced

thank you and Good Luck to all we go yessssss

sorry for my bad English :argh:

04 April 2010, 03:51 PM
All entries should be original and not a derivative of existing work,including works previously entered in this competition, excepting the case of "in the style of" competitions where the works may be in the style of the artist designated but may not be so close to a particular work to be a clear derivative.

I dont understand this. I have done a vehicle design a year ago and it was never in an competition. I would like to redo that and change a lot of things. So i would not use the same model, just as a ref. Is that allowed?

04 April 2010, 04:15 PM
hey guys... :cool:
its d very first time that I am taking part into any such competition into CG Society.
I have some doubts, though many of them just got there answers from the FAQ's, but rest need to be cleared out...
So please help me out with this guys...
1. I am little bit worried about the design. The design should be brand new, or can it resemble any of the Honda's or Audi's or BMW's... ?
2. The only thing that matters is the final output, or should we have to give details about the fuel system, aerodynamics, seating capacity, engine and all... ?

04 April 2010, 06:49 AM
simply awesome contest.

04 April 2010, 06:25 PM
i m new to cg society and i want to enter to NVART challenge
unfortunately i can't for the moment create new thread to post my WIP

04 April 2010, 04:46 AM
I am working on some ideas I think I'm ready
to go :wavey:

04 April 2010, 10:26 AM
Hi all,
i will like to participate, but i have a small question, cause i saw a bunch of 3D works.
To participate on this Challenge needs to be a 3D Work or could be also a 2D Paint work.

I read also the Rules, but i didnt find something about that.

I will appreciate any information.
Good luck to everyone

04 April 2010, 11:53 AM
2xbo yea it can be either 3d or 2d..there are also a few 2d pieces there aswell, best of luck to you.

04 April 2010, 08:38 AM
Hi LightSovereign. Thnx for the reply. Now is clear and i can post something in 2D.
Enjoy the challenge and good luck also for you.


04 April 2010, 03:27 AM
I dont understand this. I have done a vehicle design a year ago and it was never in an competition. I would like to redo that and change a lot of things. So i would not use the same model, just as a ref. Is that allowed?

As long as it's your own work and not previously published it's OK to enter.

04 April 2010, 07:47 AM
If M@ is in this Contest, I Fold.

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