2008 Holiday Contest Now Closed

November 11, 2008 4:12 pm

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All the entries are in, and the voting period is now closed. We are now in the process of tallying the votes and notifying the winners. We will post the list of winners shortly after the new year begins.

Once the votes are counted, the jolliest submissions will win prizes totalling over $35,000! 

Submission Categories are:
3D/Animation  OR  2D/Photography

Please check the contest guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations.

There are several other wonderful holiday festivities coming for the rest of the month.

We have plenty in store for you this holiday season, including the MarketPlace Holiday Giveaway and the Home for the Holidays Sale! It's our way of saying Happy Holidays to everyone at Renderosity!

New to Renderosity Contests?
Take a look at last year's winners to help give you an idea on how to get started!  Also, be sure to check out the MarketPlace and Tutorials section to help you as well.

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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3Dillusions ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 11 November 2008

Great I am in this year, cannot wait :)

RedPhantom ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 November 2008

Cool. Sounds great! Looking forward to getting started

sparrownightmare ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 November 2008

You guys really should have separate categories for amateur and professional. most amateurs do not have access to the kinds of hardware and software the pros do, so the contest is not really fair in that regard. BTW what are the file requirements, size and resolution etc..? Please consider losing the 800xwhatever size rule. It kills the detail.

mikeerson ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 12 November 2008

I thought I'd be Funny last year and ask for coal (Since diamonds come from it) ...I think I'll play it a little different this year and stick with tradition. Looking forward to it - Halloween must be over... Turkeys get no respect and get flown by. gobble, gobble.

Faemike55 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 13 November 2008

Looking forward to entering this one. Now thati've a better handle on DAZ, I might be able to do something acceptable.

asrailight ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 13 November 2008

Hopefully I can get my computer running in time for this! It would be fun to enter a contest for once. :)

GKDantas ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 13 November 2008

Great!! I am in again this year!

MonsieurDemitri ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 14 November 2008

oki! ready this Holiday =D

gojira-san ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 15 November 2008

Duh...where are the rules, requirements, and prizes listed? Did I miss a link?

kyoto_kid ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 16 November 2008

so a little confused. Is it 3D-Animation or 3D Stills or Animation?

ladyperiwinkle ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 16 November 2008

What are the rules and regulations?

TwoPynts ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

Looking forward to seeing some amazing entries this year. Happy Holidays everyone!!! :'D

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

3D still or Animation. This category is for either. The contest rules will be posted when the contest actually launches later today so be watching for that. Thanks

Artamai ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008


gojira-san ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

What is the size and/or length limit to the animations? Thanks.

Arraxxon ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

sparrownightmare - basicly you're right - amateur against pro not really fair ... but who can decide, were amateur status ends and pro status starts - and vice-versa ... that's the problem for your suggestion ...

chrispoole ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

This looks awesome! but I have to ask as I see E-ons logo, but no Vue 7? Not complaining as those prizes are very cool, just wondering why. Good luck all.

rofocale ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 19 November 2008

This sounds great! But I would like to know if E-on´s logo means a chance to win Vue 7?! Also, a suggestion: There would be just excellent if one could win gift certs, to use in the Renderosity store!

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 19 November 2008

See the actual contest page for 2d/photography and for 3d/animation for the exact prizes http://www.renderosity.com/mod/contest/index.php?contest_id=951 http://www.renderosity.com/mod/contest/index.php?contest_id=950

PandaB5 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 20 November 2008

I have a question regarding originality. To what extent is purchased content allowed? If I create an animation then may I use a background for the animation that was purchased and not created by me? What about the characters and props? Must everything used in the animation be created from scratch or must only the putting-together of the components be original?

P3D-Art ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 21 November 2008

Looks wonderful ... - My personal questions : 1 - is there a a special theme like last year or is anything allowed? 2 - the contest rules say 1 entry per person, per category. Does this mean that you can put an image in 3D and a pic in photography both?? - Anyway .... Merry X-Mass hohoho ... Good luck to everyone!!

Wolfmanw ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 21 November 2008

I am very happy to see a Christmas Competition and am getting ready to enter 1 of my Photographs. May not place however it is fun to enter into these. Wish Everyone Good Luck and Season's Greeting

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 21 November 2008

dopeydesign, 1. The theme is "Home for the Holidays" and that is left up to your own interpretation. 2. Yes

gaff ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 21 November 2008

I have a question: Where should I upload my Poser render? Under the 3D section or the 2D section? I ask this because I have seen 3D work under 2D sections in earlier contests. A bit confusing (for me).

kasmier ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 25 November 2008

I have a question about items allowed for the background in 3D. Can I put a photograph in that is not my own creation.

euphoria.silvia ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 26 November 2008

Wow :) inviato

calum5 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 28 November 2008

Im not aloud to enter this either?It seems I can never enter a contest ever again,crys...oh well,goodluck everyone!cal

Kitkatkatze ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 30 November 2008

I have a question. Is the 3d/animation one category? Or can I upload a 3d image and an animation one?

calum5 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 December 2008

Ok so I CAN enter ,and I will!!Ho Ho HO!!lol..My entry that won a halloween contest in 07 is banned not me !Goodluck everyone,cal

mikeerson ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 December 2008

I want to say A BIG THANK YOU TO RENDEROSITY... there was some misunderstanding if artist were inelegible if they won prizes. I and some others misread it as if you won, you could never enter another contest - I was told today that that is not true... Only your winning entry is not elibable... so calum5 is back in the contest - or should we change his name to Lance Armstrong? - lol THANK YOU AGAIN RENDEROSITY FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING, THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL AND NOW I FEEL THIS PLACE EVEN CARES MORE THAN I COULD IMAGINE - GREAT PLACE -