CGChallenge XXVI - Dreamscape

CGChallenge XXVI - Dreamscape
21 November 2010 - 3 March 2011

dream·scape (drmskp IPA)


A dreamlike scene or picture having surreal qualities.

Sleep transports you to a new reality; where realms are conjured from your greatest hopes, deepest secrets or even your darkest fears.

You are challenged to create, via a still image or video, a dreamscape of boundless possibilities, which will amaze and inspire the world. You can use any style, from comic to photorealistic, and any subject matter that you can dream up.

Lie back, close your eyes, and enjoy the ride as we leave the cold reality of waking life and enter the Dreamscape.

The Dreamscape artwork is 'Riverside' by Arthur Haas taken from Ballistic Publishing's Expose 7.


Inspirational Images

Inspirational Videos


Today’s dreams = tomorrows World.

Guidelines for short film category:

Today’s dreamers are the architects of tomorrows future… but convincing others that your dream could come true is often the hardest part.

The story of how dreams have driven human development is often not the most interesting story. It’s the human stories of the disbelief and opposition to people’s dreams that is most interesting. Of course many dreams are impossible to achieve in the short term and some are – well, just plain crazy… but it’s the reaction to some dreams that is often the most crazy and amusing in hindsight!

We want you to make a short film depicting the presentation of your dreamscape and the reactions to it.

As examples here are some very famous quotes in reaction to ideas the inventors have dreamt up over the ages:

Quotes and predictions from Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, late 1800’s and early 1900’s

“X-rays will prove to be a hoax.”

“I can state flatly that heavier than air flying machines are impossible.”

“They never will be able to use dirigible balloons as a means of conveying passen­gers from place to place. There never was and never can be any commercial value to any such affair.”

“Radio has no future.”

“Wireless [telegraphy] is all very well but I’d rather send a message by a boy on a pony!”

Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.

Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility--a development which we should waste little time dreaming about. - Lee de Forest, 1926, inventor of the cathode ray tube

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. - Thomas J. Watson, 1943, Chairman of the Board of IBM

It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything. - Albert Einstein's teacher to his father, 1895

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. - Western Union internal memo, 1876

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? - H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates, 1981

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. - Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977