3D Landmark Challenge

Stop The Moment!

When was the last time when you took a photo of a nice landmark? There are a lot of worldwide famous tourist attractions around the planet. Machu Pikchu, Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge - there are so many amazing places in this “3rd rock from the sun” that it would be so absurd to name them all. Of course, there are a lot of less known or even unknown places which are as beautiful and astonishing as those mentioned before. You can also create various sculptures, statues or various points of interest.

A photo camera is not the only gadget which could be used to stop the moment in picture. Computer can be also used to do that. How come? By designing 3D models of landmarks, of course! That is right, if you are a 3D landmarks modeling professional, it is your chance create something astonishing!

There are great prizes waiting for the authors of the best models and portfolio - MAXON's Cinema 4D Visualize - the full 3D modeling, rendering and animation package for architects, product designers and visualizers, rendering monster KeyShot from Luxion, some mouses from 3Dconnexion and many more. So, everything you need to do is a 3D model of an impressive landmark. It could even be a non-existing place. Or you can simply choose one of the best known sightseeing places. Feel free to take us on a tour around the world.

Challenge ended on: 2014-05-11 23:59:59 UTC


Below are the models participating in this challenge. Browse through them or submit yours!

    • 501
    • 3
      • 416
      • 0
        • 319
        • 0
          • 325
          • 1
            • 396
            • 1
              • 355
              • 0
                • 378
                • 0
                  • 366
                  • 0
                    • 441
                    • 4
                      • 757
                      • 1
                        Game ready
                        • 764
                        • 0
                          Game ready
                          • 230
                          • 0
                            Game ready
                            • 431
                            • 0
                              • 730
                              • 0
                                Game ready
                                • 348
                                • 66
                                • 0
                                  Game ready
                                  • 377
                                  • 0

                                  Awards & Prizes

                                  There are two categories of awards in this challenge. Each of them will have one winner and two runner-ups.

                                  Best 3D Landmark Model

                                  The award will be given for the best 3D landmark model or visualization uploaded during the challenge period.

                                  For the winner
                                  For the two runners-up

                                  Best 3D Landmark Portfolio

                                  The award will be given for the best and most of 3D Landmark models or visualizations uploaded during the challenge period.

                                  For the winner
                                  For the two runners-up

                                  Terms & Conditions

                                  In order to qualify for the prize winnings, you must agree to terms & conditions.

                                  Submission deadline: May 11, 2014, 23:59:00 PST

                                    Things you must know
                                  • 3D Landmark Challenge will run from the 25th of March, 2014, to the 11th of May, 2014.
                                  • When uploading your entry be sure to check "3D Landmark Challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
                                  • Not only famous places and landmarks are eligible for the challenge. Various sculptures, statues are also counted in.
                                  • Textures, materials and cool renderings are optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.
                                  • Luxion offers free 30 days trial on their super cool rendering software KeyShot - make sure to get it.
                                  • For a KeyShot trial without watermarked renderings, email license@luxion.com with "3D Landmark Challenge / CGTrader" in the subject line. You will receive a 30 day license for use in the contest. For KeyShot tips and tutorials, visit Learning center.
                                    Things you should know
                                  • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries.
                                  • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene might be used by sponsors for marketing (non commercial!) purposes.
                                  • You can have as much entry models as you want. By uploading more than 10 entry models you are eligible to enter Portfolio category too.
                                  • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
                                  • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D models to CGTrader platform is free of charge.
                                  • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
                                  • Employees and relatives of CGTrader and sponsor teams are not allowed to participate in this challenge.
                                  • Any existing taxes or duties must be paid by the winner. CGTrader is not responsible for any illegal actions taken by the prize winners.
                                  • If you already own C4D Visualise licence and you win on one of two categories then we have something more prepared for you.
                                  • You can find the challenge announcement on our Blog and feel free to drop a thread on our Discussions board.
                                  • We are independent sheriffs of this challenge, so stick to the rules and don't do anything stupid.
                                  • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop us a line at info@cgtrader.com.


                                  The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader staff. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below

                                  The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader staff and sponsors. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

                                  Best 3D Landmark Model

                                  • Quality of the 3D Landmark model or visualization
                                  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Landmark model or visualization
                                  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

                                  Best 3D Landmark Portfolio

                                  • Quality and number of the 3D Landmark models or visualizations
                                  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Landmark models or visualizations
                                  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

                                  Frequently Asked Questions

                                  Please go through these questions before contacting us

                                  Do I need to upload files or only images of my 3D design?

                                  You need to upload files and images of your 3D design in order to participate in the challenge.

                                  I don't want to put my entry model for sale. Do you have any suggestions?

                                  Does earning money from your digital files sounds like a bad idea? Just try to put higher price on it, let's say 300 USD.

                                  I don't want to loose copyrights on my model after it is sold.

                                  There are General, Editorial and Custom licenses for you to choose under which you want to operate. Individuals or companies which bought your model can't use it for commercial purposes if it hasn't been changed. So no worries - you won't loose the copyright.

                                  How can I participate in the challenge?

                                  Design awesome 3D model related to Landmarks/Famous places and upload it to CGTrader.

                                  What if I put the required tag on my already published 3D model on CGTrader - do you treat it as a valid entry?

                                  No. Only 3D models uploaded in the period from the 24th of March to the 11th of May 2014 will be treated as valid entries.

                                  Do free 3D models participate in the challenge?

                                  Yes, absolutely. Sharing artwork is always appreciated in the community.

                                  Can I enter with 3D models which participated in other challenges elsewhere?

                                  Yes. There are no restrictions on publishing and selling your models elsewhere.

                                  Do price tags play any importance when entries are being judged?

                                  No. But do not forget that the prices are always judged by the customers.

                                  I want to participate in the challenge so I am going to delete my already uploaded models and upload them again to meet the "publishing period" requirement. Can I do that?

                                  No. We are tracking every deleted and uploaded model, so it is useless to drive-through our requirements of the challenge.

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