I do understand your concern, and I do respect the wonderful work of the 3d modelers (I took a course in Lightwave and I have Animation: Master) But this challenge is open to 2d work as well. You see, that is my point. The challenge wasn’t open for 3d modelers alone, or 3d artists alone. It was open to the CG community. We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
P.S. Mr. Hunt I viewed your gallery and you do fantastic models … especially in blender and as a new modeler, if I understand. The lighting was wonderful and I liked the basic simplicity of the teacup. Oh … what a treat the cookies were. I respect your work greatly.