CGChallenge XXVII: TEN

CGChallenge XXVII: TEN
11 October 2012 - 11 January 2013

CGSociety is celebrating our first ten years as the premier site for CG artists worldwide. As part of the celebration we challenge you to incorporate the number ten into an image or video, whether literally or symbolically.

It could be a child counting to 10 for the first time, a parody of the movie 10, a play on words (tentacles, tenacious, tenant), the Ten commandments, ten minutes to save the world, remember when you were ten (imaginary friends, bullies, nightmares, dreams for the future), what happened ten years ago, the power of ten.

It could be 2D or 3D, image or video, and produced on any software. Make it hilarious or make it epic, just make sure it cleverly adds the number, idea, word or symbol of ten. It is CGChallenge XXVII, and it’s going to be big!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How do I actually enter the competition?

    To join the challenge, you need to be a registered CGTalk Member (it's free). Go to the challenge webpage and click the green "JOIN CHALLENGE" button to enter. Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions the join button will change to a yellow "UPLOAD ENTRY" button, allowing you to submit your WIPs and final entry.
  • Q: What are the Final Image technical requirements?

    Minimum Dimensions: landscape - 2560 x 1600 pixels, portrait - 1600 x 2560 pixels
    File type/extension: High quality JPG / .jpg
  • Q: What are the Final Video technical requirements?

    Suggested Resolution: HD 720p - 1280x720
    Accepted file-types: (avi mov mkv mp4 flv)
    Maximum file-size: 500MB per upload
  • Q: What deliverables are there for an image entry?

    Final beauty render
    At least 2 WIP (Work in Progress)
  • Q: What deliverables are there for a video entry?

    At least one submission for each milestone including a ~30-60 second trailer, 'making of' and the final HD video.
  • Q: Why must entrants be members of CGTalk or CGSociety?

    We need to be able to contact all entrants -- we have one registration system. This also means that all competition entrants are covered by the same set of Terms and Conditions.
  • Q: Is it ok to use vray, RenderMan or 3rd party renderers for rendering?

    Yes -- you are free to use any software you like.
  • Q: Are we allowed to use web downloaded textures?

    Yes, but you must credit everything you use. Anyone caught not crediting material, contributors or inspirational works will be disqualified.
  • Q: Do I need a paid CGConnect membership?

    Not at all! Our CGChallenges are open to all CGTalkers. If you don't already have a free account, get one here.
  • Q: Can I have multiple Final Entries?

  • Q: I want to submit an Image AND a Video, can i do both?

    You sure can, but you will need register separate CGTalk accounts to enter in multiple categories.
  • Q: How do we register our Team for the Team Video category?

    You can either assign a Team Leader to join the challenge and upload on the teams behalf, or register a new CGTalk account for the team.
  • Q: What if I am a winner and I want a different prize? E.g. What if I win the Grand Prize but I want the Runner Up prize instead?

    You can contact the other winner with the prize that you want, and ask if they want to do an exchange. What you guys do with your prizes is up to you, and we're not going to be involved in it.
  • Q: How can I get out of this challenge?

    Just stop submitting.
  • Q: How do I delete/edit an entry?

    Select the entry you want to edit from the 'View My Entries' page, and click the blue 'edit entry' button (top right).
  • Q: I have registered for the Image category, but would like to change to Team Video, is that possible?

    Sure, go to your profile using the 'View My Entries' link, and click the blue 'Edit Details' button (top right).
  • Q: Can I upload my WIP images to my own server? Is that counted?

    No. Please use the Challenge site facility to upload your Work-In-Progress. It allows us to track the entries properly, and guarantee continued hosting of all images.
  • Q: My question wasn't answered above. What should I do?

    If you have additional questions or comments, please read and post a reply to the support thread on CGTalk.