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Showcase your artwork by competing in CGTrader Awards: Best 3D art around the web!

September 19th, 2017

Showcase your artwork by competing in CGTrader Awards: Best 3D art around the web!

We are thrilled to announce our new digital design competition CGTrader Awards: Best 3D art around the web! We are absolutely sure that there are lots of you creating amazing artworks, so now it’s your time to shine! If a prize pool of $50,000 doesn’t motivate you enough then think about all the exposure you will get as an artist! We have amazing media partners happy to help you get noticed and will feature all of the submissions on CGTrader Pinterest Boards.

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The deadline of Designer Schwag competition has passed, so what’s next?

August 28th, 2017

The deadline of Designer Schwag competition has passed, so what’s next?

Yesterday, August 27th, was the last day to submit your entries for Designer Schwag challenge on CGTrader. Those who submitted their work are definitely eager to learn the winners and we surely don’t want to keep you all in the unknown, so here is a quick update on what is going to happen now.

As the challenge is a bit more tricky than usual, there is an inevitably longer process associated and a few steps we need to complete before announcing the winners. We have received over 500 submissions, many of which in the last days of the competition, and though a number of 3D models have been reviewed throughout the competition, the latest submissions still need to be checked. As we have promised, those who entered the competition before the deadline, will be evaluated and even given a bit of time to re-submit assets if some technical problems are noticed.

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“Designing for the future: Trends we need to consider now” Blogging Competition is now over

August 11th, 2017

“Designing for the future: Trends we need to consider now” Blogging Competition is now over

From the end of May till the 1 st of August bloggers around the world were challenged to think about designing for the future. From fashion to architecture, from graphic design to brands or products - everyone working and interested in different fields had been welcomed and could participate in the contest organized by CGTrader. The task was simple and yet required going deeper into the field of interest, provide insights and make own inferences. A number of bloggers joined the contest “Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now” and we had a truly hard time selecting the best ones. So after all these reviews, we are now happy to announce the winners of the contest and share the best of the best blog posts with you.

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You have more time to join Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies challenges!

August 2nd, 2017

You have more time to join Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies challenges!

We have some great news for you - the deadlines for the two challenges currently running on CGTrader, Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies, have been prolonged! This means that you now have a bit more time to model and then, if we send some feedback on technical issues, tweak the 3D models.

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Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D - CGTrader is launching a new 3D challenge

June 28th, 2017

Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D - CGTrader is launching a new 3D challenge

You might have already spotted the new design challenge on CGTrader - 3D Challenge: Designer Schwag and wondered, what’s the deal with those pretty straightforward model requirements. This challenge is something a bit more than a regular competition and a chance to model something amazing that would impress fellow designers or those likely to put your model to an interesting new use. With this challenge, CGTrader wants to give our 3D community of artists access to a new group of creatives - 2D designers.

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