NWDA's "Travelers" Theme Challenge

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CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES:

Contestants are to create a "Travelers" themed piece of their choosing with the highest level of Photo-realism as their goal. (Open to Interpretation - Real Life, Sci/Fantasy,  Anything Goes)
The contest is open to **ANY** 3d software package
The final render must be rendered within a single application.
1 entry per contestant
Image Size - 0.6MB Min - 8MB Max
Rendering layers and composing in 3rd party application(s) is permitted.
Approved Post-Work - Sharpening, color/level adjustments, resizing, and other subtle techniques that simulate 'typical' lens effects, ex. chromatic aberration, DOF, and lens flare. NWDA has the right to reject any image that is deemed overly 'enhanced' by Photoshop or other image editors.
Non-Approved Post-Work - Replacing and or adding any element via Photoshop or any image editor. All elements must be rendered within the artist's chosen application.
NWDA reserves the right to question any entries construction and may require the artist to submit the Gathered project before approval. NWDA will reject any entries that do not conform to the above guidelines or images that are deemed 'incomplete' by NWDA.
Contestants must submit judged entry with raw render output image (Composed layers into a single image, Pre-Postwork).
Submitted entries must be submitted by above date and time and include an Image title, Artist name, email, & judged entry with raw output image (ex. Composed layers into a single image, Pre-Postwork)

Grand Prizes Totaling Over $8,000 USD
1st Place

Houdini Side - FX, Indie License
Vue Enterprise & Plant Factory, 1 Year Subscription
E-ON Plant Catalog, 25 Render nodes, 1 Year Subscription
Terragen 4 Professional or $700 voucher for annual maintenance fees
QuadSpinner Gaea, Professional (Perpetual License)
Substance Designer, Painter, Alchemist & Source w/ 30 Mats per month, 1 year Indie License
Quixel Megascan's 1 Year Personal Subscription - 500 Points
XFrog Plants Vol 1 & 2, 2900 Plants (tgo, obj, vob, & 3ds)

2nd Place

Houdini Side FX, Indie License
Vue Professional & Plant Factory, 1 Year Subscription
Terragen 4 Professional or $500 voucher for annual maintenance fees
QuadSpinner Gaea Professional (Perpetual License)
Substance Designer, Painter, Alchemist & Source w/ 30 Mats per month, 1 year Indie License
Quixel Megascan's 6 Month Personal Subscription - 250 Points
XFrog Plants Vol 1 & 2, 2900 Plants (tgo, obj, vob, & 3ds)

3rd Place

Houdini Side FX, Indie License
Vue Creator 'or' E-ON Plant Catalog, 1 Year Subscription
Terragen 4 Creative or $350 voucher for annual maintenance fees
QuadSpinner Gaea Professional (Perpetual License)
Substance Designer, Painter, Alchemist & Source w/ 30 Mats per month, 1 year Indie License
Quixel Megascan's 6 Month Personal - 250 Points
XFrog Plants Winner Choice - Vol 1 'or' 2 (tgo, obj, vob, & 3ds)

Travelers JUDGES

Allan Mckay

Award-winning VFX Supervisor, Owner Catastrophic FX, VFX Artist Industrial Light + Magic, Blur, Prime Focus, Pixomondo (Bloodshot, The Equalizer, Star Trek Into The Darkness, Transformers Dark Side Of The Moon, 2012, Superman Returns) [IMDb Profile](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1905741/)

Greg Teegarden

Supervisor of VFX Digital Domain (Terminator Dark Fate, Avengers Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok Oblivion, X-Men First Class, TRON Legacy, The Fifth Element, Vanilla Sky)
[IMDb Profile](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853811/)

Alex Jevon

VFX Artist Britannia, The Planets, Teletubbies (Lola Post), Mars (Framestore), The Alienist (Peerless)  [IMDb Profile](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3544694/)