Combining two of the most popular themes that we have seen in the work posted on CGTalk over the years, namely characters and machines, the fifteenth challenge run by CGNetworks received over 1400 entries in the 3D category and over 700 2D entries, making it almost twice as large as the previously run Alienware challenge.
Having said that, the voting process was no doubt quite a large undertaking, and the time has finally come to announce who will walk away with those incredible prizes!
3D Grand Prize Winner – Krishnamurti M. Costa (Antropus)
3D Boxx Workstation + NVIDIA Quadro FX3000
First Runner-Up – Greg Petchkovsky (gjpetch)
See Entry Here | Discreet 3ds max 6
Second Runner-Up – Ila Soleimani (ila_Solomon)
See Entry Here | Discreet combustion 3
Third Runner-Up – Bernardo Delgado (Bernardo D)
See Entry Here | NVIDIA Quadro FX1100
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2D Grand Prize Winner - Daryl Mandrake (Blackarts)
Wacom Cintiq 18SX Interactive Pen Display
Honourable mentions (as well as copies of Exposé 1 from Ballistic Publishing) go also to the other finalists in each category:
How were the winners chosen?
Once public voting was complete, the top entries in each category were moved to a private jury of professional artists and representatives from each of the sponsors, all of whom placed their own votes for the favourite images. These votes were then added to the scores from the private voting to determine the winners.
Thanks to everyone for making this such a fantastic challenge, and thanks also once again to all the sponsors. Congratulations should also go out to every individual who entered this challenge and managed to complete it - there’s always next time to snag yourself a prize…