2009 Holiday Contest - Now in Voting!
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With the leaves falling and the cold air moving in, it's time to pull out all of the holiday decorations, unpack the sweaters and get ready to eat more than a fair share of delicious holiday treats!

The 2009 Holiday Contest is looking for the best of the holidays, as presented by you! The entries are now in, and now it is time for you to vote on the best!

A Holiday to Remember!

The 2009 Renderosity Holiday Design Contest is now in voting! Vote for the best creation that encompasses the A Holiday to Remember theme! Voting starts Tuesday, December 22nd and ends January 4th, 2010. Get your vote in today!

The best submissions that follow the A Holiday to Remember theme will win prizes from some of the top companies in the industry! Entries were submitted to one of the following categories:

  • 3D/Animation
  • 2D/Photography
  • Writing

 

The absolute deadline for voting is January 4th at 11:59pm CST (Renderosity System Time) . For more information on rules, deadlines and categories, check out the contest page and get started today with the Holiday fun!

 

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Is this your time participating in a Renderosity Design Contest? Check out the contest archives to give you an idea of what past winners used to get their entry to the top! For those not already Renderosity members, membership is free! So sign up today and get your vote in now!

Visit the MarketPlace and Tutorials section while you are here to find everything you need to increase your skillset in the New Year!


Remember to check out the contest page for general rules, submission guidelines and other important information!

We would also like to take a moment to thank our generous contest sponsors. Make sure to visit these sponsors to get the tools you need to win the Grand Prize!

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Smith Micro Software Autodesk is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for manufacturing, building, construction, engineering, and media and entertainment Professional 3D Computer Graphics software to create, animate and render realistic 3D worlds, landscapes and natural environments Luxology, makers of Modo 3d animation and imaging software - create 3d animation and talking images for web sites and presentations ZBrush 3 gives you access to unparalleled power and control previously unknown in digital art creation software Xycod Gnomon 3Dconnexion Beyond Digital Painting: Digital Painting Software, Project Dogwaffle, Photo editing, image editors, picture manipulation, video effects Shapeways is a unique community that helps you turn your designs into reality with 3D printing 2D - 3D - Animation - VFX - Free Magazines - CG Gallery - Forum - Digital art - IT'S ART The Renderosity MarketPlace has the largest selection of digital content including 3D models and 2D resources Cengage Learning delivers highly-customized learning solutions for universities, instructors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations Ambient Design FXHome Renderosity vendor and 3D artists - LukeA Powerage

Member Opinions:
By: Winterclaw on 12/22/09
I was kinda hoping there'd be a lot more entries to look through since the last holiday contest had so many, but I'm happy with what was made.

Best wishes to all of those that entered.

By: PandaB5 on 12/23/09
Why is the short story contest showing under finished contests - with no results - and not under voting? Or is it just me?

By: PandaB5 on 12/24/09
Thank you for moving the short story competition to where it belongs.

I love the 3d entries - was looking through them yesterday for hours and I can't decide there are too many cute ones. Pity we only get one vote. I want at least four!

By: Porthos on 12/25/09
I agree with Panda, a vote using 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference would have been nice. It's so hard to just pick one.

By: BobKemper on 12/27/09
I agree that there should be 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice voting. When there is only intangible qualitative selections to choose from then a matrix voting system is the most fair system available.

By: Wolfmanw on 12/29/09
Would like to see 1st 2nd 3rd voting along with your 4th and 5th so that when things are added up you can use the 4th and 5th for honorable mention.

Did not enter this year into the Photo/2d due to time limitations. Think it would be nice to make them two different contests. (Just a thought)

By: 3rdimension on 12/31/09
I guess it would make sense if each person got to have atleast 3 votes, but you absolutely can not vote more than once on the same entry. I don't know if renderosity has it set up where that would be possible or even consider for future contests or not. One question, would it make sense to be able to only enter one entry per contest, but be able to vote more than once but not on the same entry? I don't know if that sounds reasonable or not. It's really up to the contest managers, the sponsors and the renderosity to maybe bring it up in future discussions for a possible consideration for future contests as long as everyone agrees to it and if it sounds reasonable enough.

By: 3rdimension on 12/31/09
I think one vote is fine, because it detours others who might ask eachother to vote for their own entry as well as their own, even if they could only vote once on one entry per contest. It could easily turn into a popularity contest rather than a fair voting contest. That's just how I feel about it. So one entry per contest sounds fair and reasonable.

By: littlefox on 1/1/10
Nods and tends to agree 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice voting would honestly be a bit more fair to everyone I think... on the basis that... well lets say there is one clear winner that just rocks the vote and hands down everyone voted for them... except three people who only got one vote a piece cause their spouse voted for them.... is it really fair to everyone else that these folks would get runner up prizes just because one person claimed all the honest votes?

Not saying this is a likely scenario... but with 3 votes to everyone, it's lots less likely that friendship voting would make that much of a dent. Anyway, my 2 cents ;P

Incredible entries this year! Great work from everyone ;)

By: mikeerson on 1/3/10
Christmas is over... New Years is over... Santa is sleeping - that means he's not watching you... If you feel like being Naughty, do it before Santa wakes up - lol... I saw some pretty cool entrees this year - would love you to named the theme for the next holiday contest on July 25th, that way you could call it "Christmas in July" contest name - maybe have a vote off on the name and theme - the whole reason? Would love to see what our animating artists can do with it if they have MORE time... I'm not into animation YET, but hopefully when I am in a couple years this contest will have it's name months ahead of time - imagine the art that could come out with more time - I know, I've mentioned it before, so, this is it... It's a great idea, I hope you go for it - one last thing I mentioned before - give the animators their own catagoy (don't mix it with the 3D stills).
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

By: SilentWind on 1/3/10
It would be very interesting to know that the end of the contest the number of votes that each work recieved..Could we know that?..


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