Many of us are devoted art-appreciators and we all have something to say about art in the 21st century. That, of course, doesn't always mean we know what we're saying. History proves that the collective opinion on art is not so reliable, to say the least. It's enough to look at a few examples: Vincent van Gogh, Franz Schubert, Edgar Allan Poe, Johannes Vermeer - all of these cultural giants died unrecognized and coinless. But their art is priceless today. Why all the babble? Well, there are quite a few of these art-appreciators out there who publicly express their doubts about 3D printing's role in the art world. Care to hear what we think? We're positive 3D printing models can be a real magician's hat - you can produce any object out of nothing... And that can be a curse or a blessing.
We're thrilled to be partnering with 3D Systems this time to bring you one of the most exciting challenges of the year! 3D Systems Art Challenge is dedicated to creators who take inspiration from the world around, who have an open mind and a keen eye. Successful entries will explore the creative applications of 3D printing technology in home decor, offering interesting sculpture, product, interior decorations or any other artistic 3D print designs. You don't need to dig very deep to grasp your first design idea, just look around your room - vases, figurines, wall art, furniture, sculptures... with a touch of creativity, even the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
A combination of fantastic prizes that include a CubePro printer, special presents from Digital Tutors and Igo3d, and the absolute freedom to create and design a piece from your imagination makes this challenge every artist's priority. Let's give the art-appreciators a reason to love 3D printing.
Below are the models participating in this challenge. Browse through them or submit yours!
There are two categories of awards in this challenge: best model and best portfolio.
The award will be given for the best and most of 3D Art models uploaded during the challenge period.
The award will be given for the best 3D Art model uploaded during the challenge period.
In order to qualify for the prize winnings, you must agree to terms & conditions.
Below is the information about sponsors and the products that are giveaways for the challenge.
The judging of the challenge is supervised by CGTrader staff. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:
The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:
Please go through these questions before contacting us
You need to upload files and images of your 3D design in order to participate in the challenge.
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.
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.
You need to design 3D Art model and upload it to CGTrader.
No. Only 3D models uploaded in the period from the 14th of November to the 11th of January 2015 will be treated as valid entries.
Yes, absolutely. Sharing artwork is always appreciated in the community.
Yes. There are no restrictions on publishing and selling your models elsewhere.
No. But do not forget that the prices are always judged by the customers.
No. We are tracking every deleted and uploaded model, so it is useless to drive-through our requirements of the challenge.