You can create an image and/or animation using any theme and any 2D/3D programs as long as it uses a least one visible and discernible Songbird Remix bird. The judge panel is pretty diverse so a wide variety of style has equal chance (although judges tend to favor images that shown birds prominently).
——————————————————————————— Grand Prize: $100 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store (or any 10 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series) plus all Songbird ReMix Volumes that have and will be released in 2013 (approx. $100+ Value) 1st Prize: $50 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store (or any 5 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series) plus all Songbird ReMix Volumes that are/will be released in 2013 (approx. $100+ Value) 2nd Prize: $50 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store OR any 5 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series volumes (approx. $100 Value) 3rd Prize: $30 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store OR any 3 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series volumes (approx. $60 Value) Honorable Mentions: Any Songbird ReMix digital bird model series volume (approx. $10-25 Value) ————————————————————————————
Below are works that have previously won or placed. Second Image below: Prizes
I wonder if because of the contest any of the songbird paks would be going on sale?
Sorry, Songbird Remix items only go on sale twice a year... once, during the Annual PA sale (now in September) and on my Annual Audubon Charity sale (in late April). I limit my participation in sales, to keep the times my products are on sale, special. The contest, though marked “Commercial”, isn’t really designed as a sales promotion (and I certainly won’t stop to you buying something in order to enter the contest ). I designed this contest years ago to get artists to actually put birds in images. With birds being the most common wildlife experience we have (walk outside—see a bird), it’s surprising to me how many birdless images there are.
I will have probably one new bird product (which will have an intro price sale) available during the contest period. It will be “Songbird Remix Waterfowl 1: Geese & Loons” . I guessing it will show up mid-to-late February. I’m currently finishing up the Swan Car (preview on the Songbird ReMix Facebook Page).
Too true LX. I thought what the hell and entered 4 years ago and got an HM the first and second time I entered which spurred me on to 1st place last year. It is my rendering highlight of the year which is why I am so sad I can’t enter this year.
This is a great Contest Ken, and this year I can enter (I stocked up on songbirds when I had need for some months go). Even though I tend to buy stuff just because they look cool (spinal reflex or something), but I sometimes need to justify the purchase to myself with at least half a need
lets see what I can come up with (will be wacky of course)
i’ve entered 3 or 4 times so far and last year was the only one i walked away empty handed. I think one thing about this contest is its not so much how skilled you are at rendering, its how well you use the birds in your image. So even a total newbie has a good chance of walking away with a prize.
thanks for the info Ken, I have yet to enter any contest, still in the learning everything process, but will definintely keep an eye out for your sales and maybe can enter something next year
you should enter this contest. The contest brings in people of all different skill levels. And you never know what is going to win.
This is very true. I use judges from many outside the 3D universe, in fact, only one judge works/use 3D and he’s known to pick art quality over 3D skill and technique. Two of my judges are bird-centric but have been known to pick art and composition over substance and correct behavior. The Art Gallery owner always pick best art and composition but prefers provocative imagery (either loud colors or imagery). The final judge is a musician and her choice is always a surprise.
If you want correct bird behavior my included Field Guides or online wiki are excellent sources and will steer you in the right direction.