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2D Contest: Mad Max
3D Contest: FPS Firing Weapon
About the Image Challenge
Online communities have proven to be an amazing resource for artists. The Gnomon Workshop has had the unique opportunity to inspire, motivate and train artists from all walks of life and all around the globe, and our forum is a great place for you to share your work with other artists who have a passion for learning and community.
Every month we create a new challenge based on specific themes. Our judges select four winners from the 2D Concept and 3D Concept categories (8 total), who will receive up to 25 Gnomon Workshop titles (winners get to choose of course)!
What criteria are used to pick the winner?
The winners are chosen based on our judges' personal criteria, however we often award prizes to artists whose CONCEPTS or IDEAS are excellent, regardless of technical execution. While first place awards tend to bias to a combination of concept AND technical merit, we often choose winners who show POTENTIAL. We love to see new artists emerge, and this is a good way to give artists exposure while rewarding them for their talents.
Their professors – and founders – are people who truly inspire. They don’t just teach the ‘how to’ – they give you context, understanding and expectations of ‘how to on the job’. Theirs is a practical approach to actually working in film, video and gaming. It’s that amazing ideal, where art and making a living peacefully co-exist. You can certainly become a successful working artist without Gnomon, but with their pedigree, placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance? — , CEO, Bad Robot Productions, Director Star Trek, Super 8
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