CGTrader scholarship entry

Enter theCGTrader Scholarship 2016 challenge to win $1,000 for your education bills. All you have to do is write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of virtual reality: on the footsteps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?”

Yes, this is a very broad topic, but that is how VR is - the potential is great yet uncertain; there are a lot of potential applications, but there’s also a lot of over-excitement, too. You can narrow down the topic to whatever your vision or interest with VR is - whether you are thinking about the conceptual pros and cons of the medium, writing about specific applications that excite you, reviewing technological advancements, or doing some critical business thinking regarding this new medium, you are doing the right thing.

  • In the times of shortening attention spans (like now), we believe that it’s both possible and necessary to explain your point in 500-1000 words , so, please, keep the length of your submission in this range.
  • Submit your essay by filling in the form below.
  • Please use your educational institution email in submission form.
  • The deadline to submit the essay is March 1, 2017, 12AM GMT .
  • The winner will be announced on March 15, 2017 in the company’s news section and notified directly via email that was provided upon the registration.
Information about the company

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. On CGTrader, 3D artists, design studios and businesses share and sell their models. Enterprise and business customers can choose from a wide collection of high-quality 3D models that can be used in their projects, shortening project development time and saving resources.

Past winners
Elizabeth Henning
A Computer Science student at University of Virginia, US. She has been awarded the main prize for her essay “The Future of Virtual Reality: On the Footsteps of Changing the World or on the Brink of Failure?”

The deadline for this scholarship has passed.

We invite you to participate on our next competition – Annual “The future of Technology in Education” Scholarship

Terms & Conditions

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant must be full-time enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, and should be able to present proof of status at the request of CGTrader. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. The participation is not limited to any sphere of study: all essays submitted before the deadline will be considered irrespective of student discipline.

CGTrader employees and associates, as well as their family members, employees of CGTrader subsidiaries and investor companies, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the project are not eligible for participation.

Description of Funds

A one time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one winner. Funds are provided by Payments are issued by CGTrader. Scholarship payable via Direct Deposit, via PayPal to the accredited university or directly to the winner as designated by the applicant after the application deadline (March 1, 2017). The taxes applicable in the specific state are deducted from the scholarship.

Winner Selection and Announcements

The winner of the scholarship will be selected by a jury consisting of CGTrader representatives. The review process will begin immediately following the application deadline. Applicants will be judged on the originality, thoughtfulness, clarity and insight presented in the essay.

The winner will be announced by March 15, 2017.

Essays must solely be the work of the entrant. Late applications and plagiarized essays will be automatically disqualified. CGTrader keeps the right to post best submissions on the company's blog giving credits to the author.

Responsibilities of scholarship recipients

It is the recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify CGTrader, Inc. should the award payment be not received on or about 30 days from the issue date.

Additional Information

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CGTrader, Ltd. reserves the right to revise this Terms and Conditions without prior notice to uphold the quality and integrity of this content for the interests of our participants.