Winter Stories - A Lighting & Rendering Challenge Open for Submissions

Winter Stories - A Lighting & Rendering Challenge Open for Submissions

For this challenge, we have teamed up with Nicklas Byriel & Nikos Nikolopoulos to help create a lighting and rendering challenge. These two gentlemen are at the top of their game and know a good render when they see it. We have purposely kept the theme very broad, as we

For this challenge, we have teamed up with Nicklas Byriel & Nikos Nikolopoulos to help create a lighting and rendering challenge.

These two gentlemen are at the top of their game and know a good render when they see it. We have purposely kept the theme very broad, as we want you to let your creativity run wild over the holiday break.

The idea for this challenge is about participation. We want to be able to help you create an entry that you are proud of and hopefully be able to add to your portfolio. We'll do this with regular feedback sessions from industry pros and you can also ask for feedback on a Discord channel that we've created for this contest: https://discord.gg/esnGZePZBq

Important Dates

  • Open for submission 27 December 2021.
  • Entries close on 26 February 2022.
  • Finalists announced 05 March 2022.
  • Winners announced 17 March 2022.
  • The dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question.
  • All dates are based on GMT.

Who Can Enter?

M+embers of The Rookies can enter this contest. This means that you must be an aspiring artist. You can be a student, a self-taught artist, or even a hobbyist. Please note that anyone with more than 12 months of professional experience in a related industry is not eligible to enter.

Prizes & Badges

We have loads of badges to award to entrants of all member levels. There will be 1 overall winner, 1 runner up and 3 x highly commended. We'll also be sending out a certificate that will show your overall ranking from the judges. We want to give feedback to everyone who makes the effort to enter.

We have an amazing lineup of prizes from software, interviews to masterclasses.

How to Enter

  1. Submit Contest Entry to start building your entry page.
  2. Upload images, videos and supporting media using our page builder.
  3. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  4. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  5. Add Multiple Updates to your entry page and share your progress working from idea through to final deliverables.
  6. Add Final Update to your entry page that includes the required Deliverables listed above.

See an example of a final submission below:

Final Moodboard 
Final Render 01
Final Render 02

Sponsors

A massive shout out to all our sponsors -  Creative Lighting, AXYZ, Anima, Chaos, Design Connected, Surface Imperfections, Adobe, Autodesk, HoudiniFX, Sini Software and Wacom.

#chaos #wacom #houdini #creativelighting #designconnected #surfaceimperfections #adobe #therookiesco #axyz #sinisoftware #anima

More information

Don't forget to tag your work with the official contest hashtags so we can share your work: #winterstories #therookiesco

To find out more information about the Winter Stories contest and how to submit your work, please visit:

Winter Stories - A Lighting & Rendering Challenge
It’s time to turn your winter blues into positive creative energy and channel it into some beautifully crafted 3D imagery.