The 19th CG Society Challenge has begun and this time the key theme is to portray the emotions of a character, or characters, about to embark on some kind of journey.
From the challenge website:
In this Challenge entrants must depict a scene that encapsulates the emotions and trappings of a character (or group) setting out on an epic journey. The final works must demonstrate a depth of story and view that shows the character(s) up close and the journey beyond. This can be metaphorical, though it must be clear (without any explanation) how the image depicts a character departing on a great journey.
The key theme of this challenge is to portray the emotions of a character, or characters, about to embark on some kind of journey. It is recommended that entrants focus on physically small characters (bugs, Hobbits, Elves, Children, Faeries, birds, animals, micro robots - whatever) in a foreground setting against a vast backdrop of epic proportions (by comparison).
Some of the prizes (they have over US $50,000 in prizes!) may not be too interesting to Blender users (copies of Maya, Modo, Softimage, 3DS Max etc), but the workstations they offer as grand prizes look extremely attractive. Apart from that, I'm sure that getting your name on the winners list is a sure way to kickstart your career in CG.
Deadline: 27 May 2006