Kreola After Earth - Digital Matte Painting Challenge

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Kreola After Earth - Digital Matte Painting Challenge
10 September 2013 - 11 November 2013

To celebrate the launch of d’artiste: Matte Painting 3, CGSociety challenges the world’s matte painters to create a stunning matte based on a plate by Milan Schere (one of the authors of our latest book).

The aim is to bring his personal project "Kreola After Earth: Phantom Memories" to life. It is a steam-punk science fiction tale, revolving around a human girl on an alien planet who is caught between the lines at the brink of a war. As the external story arch develops, we gradually discover more about Yuki's past along the way, ultimately placing her into a key position within the upcoming revolution.

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Entrants must be 18 years or older, because some entries may contain adult themes.
  2. Entries must have been created for this Challenge.
  3. Entries must not have appeared anywhere prior to the Challenge.
  4. Finished Entries must not appear anywhere but CGSociety, until the judging begins. You may show WIPs in other areas, as long as it links back to your Challenge page.
  5. Entries should be original. Any entry deemed by the judges to be identical or substantially similar to any other entry previously entered may be disqualified as a derivative work.
  6. Entries may be inspired by and/or include a range of material from third parties. This is permissible as long as the finished entry is substantially a new work by the entrant(s). The appropriate use of this material in no way diminishes your finished work or the chances of winning. However, failure to correctly credit all inspirations, third party works, team members, actors, etc will result in automatic disqualification.
  7. All individuals contributing to a Team Entry must be credited with their roles clearly stated. This includes, but is not limited to: Producers, Directors, Directors of Photography, Art Directors, Visual Effects Supervisors, Animators, Modelers, Lighters (includes shading), Screenwriters, Editors, Compositors, Musicians, Audio Mixers, etc.
  8. Challenge rules apply to individual and team entrants jointly and separately.
  9. Team entrants must nominate a "Team Leader" who will be responsible for all correspondence with the Challenge Organizers including the allocation of prizes.
  10. A nominated Team leader cannot be changed without written agreement between the majority of the team members and Ballistic Media Pty. Ltd.
  11. Team leaders will be responsible for the distribution of prizes to other team members.
  12. Employees and immediate family relatives of Ballistic Media staff, sponsors and judges cannot compete in the challenge.
  13. Individuals may not participate in more than one team.
  14. Ballistic Media will take no responsibility for, or become involved in, disputes between team members and reserves the right to disqualify teams with members who cannot cooperate with each other.
  15. Uploaded content must conform to nominal decency guidelines. Any entry deemed to contain content that depicts violence, racial, political, religious, sexual or any other inflammatory material in an inappropriate manner may be disqualified and removed. Interpretation of what is, and is not, appropriate material is the sole discretion of Ballistic Media and/or its appointed agents.
  16. No late entries will be accepted. Ballistic Media will not 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.
  17. Judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. To be eligible for prizes, all winning entrants must provide the following Deliverables: Final Image; Final beauty render (Minimum Dimensions: 1920x1080 pixels, File type/extension: High quality JPG or PNG); at least 2 WIPs
  19. Any import taxes or duties on prizes must be paid by the prize winner. It is neither practically possible nor ethically reasonable for Ballistic Media or any of the sponsors to pay duties and taxes on behalf of a winner. Ballistic Media and sponsors will not make false valuation claims to assist winners from illegally evading any applicable duties and taxes.
  20. By entering artwork, animation and copy to the competition the entrant warrants that they are the sole copyright holder, or they have obtained the rights sufficient for the purpose of the competition.
  21. Entrants' works can be offered separately as isolated works of art--print, etc.--or as part of a suite of prints, or posted on artist or society web site(s), if they are accompanied with suitable credits to original works: e.g. "inspired by "Uplift War", a book by David Brin". If the work is to be used in a commercial context, permission must be granted in writing from the creator of the original work. (Ref: Uplift Universe - Challenge 22).
  22. The entrant grants Ballistic Media and challenge sponsors rights to use all entered materials in any media for sales, marketing and merchandising material provided full and correct credit for the artist clearly appears with said materials.
  23. The entrant grants Ballistic Media and challenge sponsors rights to use all entered materials in any media for sales, marketing and merchandising material provided full and correct credit for the artist clearly appears with said materials.
  24. Other than the rights assigned in the preceding clauses entrants retain copyright of all entered materials and are free to use said materials for personal promotions.
  25. The entrant indemnifies Ballistic Media against any claims or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages from any party that may arise from any use, including but not limited to, publication of entry materials submitted as a part of, or in association with the competition.
  26. Ballistic Media will not return any material submitted.
  27. Disqualification for any reason does not automatically result in alteration of an entry.
  28. Disqualification of an entry is at the sole discretion of the judges and Ballistic Media and will only affect the eligibility of an entry to win a prize.
  29. There is no agreement or contract between the artist and Ballistic Media. The artist assumes all responsibility and costs for delivering images and other required information to the Publisher for consideration in the competition.
  30. Ballistic Media does not require any payment for entry of images nor does Ballistic Media offer any form of payment, actual or implied, to any entrants.
  31. Ballistic Media will take reasonable measures to ensure the security of entries and information supplied to them. In no event shall Ballistic Media be liable to any party, for indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the loss of images and data supplied, even if Ballistic Media has been advised of the possibility of such loss and damages.
  32. Ballistic Media may suspend a category if insufficient entries are received for that category to be considered viable and be judged.
  33. Ballistic Media reserves the right to suspend, shorten, modify or cancel the challenge, including these rules, in any manner at its sole discretion with or without prior notice.
  34. This list of terms and conditions constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions and supersedes any prior terms and conditions, oral or written, and any other communications relating to these terms and conditions.

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