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NVArt5 Competition – Accelerate

The CGSociety announces “ACCELERATE”, the fifth NVArt competition for digital artists, which pays homage to Syd Mead.

Syd Mead is a living legend. His visions of modes for transport, in all their wonderful and varied incarnations, can be found in films, games, cars, planes, boats and even in the architecture that surrounds us.

Now it’s your turn to pay homage to the Master and win over $35,000 in prizes.

Introduction

NVIDIA’s role in the computer graphics industry and its success are in no small part due to the vision and passion of its co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. It’s Jen-Hsun who conceived NVArt as a way of celebrating NVIDIA’s collaborative success with the creative artists they regard as their peers.

For its part the CGSociety leads the way in supporting, showcasing and gathering together the world’s leading digital artists. Through books (Ballistic Publishing), artists portfolios, training, forums, events and competitions CGSociety has heralded in an era where digital art and the artists who create it are receiving the global acclaim they rightly deserve.

Since its inception in 2008 NVArt has been driven equally by the CGSociety and NVIDIA. It’s been a potent mix and had inspired artists to create some of the most imaginative and stunning work the world has seen.

Objective

This competition challenges entrants to create futurisitic vehicles in the style of master futurist Syd Mead. Please, have a look at the official Inspiration & Technical Guide before creating your designs.

Prizes

Winners will be announced at SIGGRAPH, in the heart of Los Angeles, at the end of July, 2010.

  • 1st prize: Total value of US $17,000.
    • $10,000 cash
    • 2 x NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 4GB – 240 CUDA Processors (or latest model) valued at $7,000 (USD)
  • 2nd Prize: Total value of US $9,000.
    • $2000 cash
    • 2 x NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 4GB – 240 CUDA Processors (or latest model) valued at $7,000 (USD)
  • 3rd Prize: Total value of US $4,500.
    • $1000 cash
    • 1 x NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 4GB – 240 CUDA Processors (or latest model) valued at $3500 (USD)
  • 4th prize: Total value of US $3,500.
    • 1 x NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 4GB – 240 CUDA Processors (or latest model) valued at $3500 (USD)
  • 5th Prize: Total value of US $3,500.
    • 1 x NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 4GB – 240 CUDA Processors (or latest model) valued at $3500 (USD)

Rules

  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Individual entrants only.
  • Entrants are not permitted to enter works on behalf of any other individual or entity.
  • 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.
  • All entrants must be registered with CGTalk or CGSociety and agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions as described here.
  • Multiple entries are permitted.
  • Entries should remain unpublished outside of CGSociety prior to the close of the challenge.
  • Images must conform to nominal decency guidelines. Any image deemed to contain content that depicts violence, racial, political, religious, and sexual or any other inflammatory material in an inappropriate manner will be disqualified andremoved. Interpretation of what is, and is not, appropriate material is at the sole discretion of Ballistic Media.
  • Neither Ballistic Media nor its sponsor will be held responsible for late entries for any reason whatsoever. It is the sole responsibility of the entrants to make reasonable allowances for upload times and to plan accordingly
  • Entries will be judged on artistic and technical merit within the scope of the competition theme. The interpretation of these rules, the theme, artistic or technical merit of the work and any other consideration made by the judges is at the sole discretion of the judges.

How to enter?

Entrants must be members of CGTalk or CGSociety. The entry process will walk you through a free signup if you are not already registered.