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Posted: May 20, 2011
Worldwide digital art contest for artists to explore the future of electronic device design
(Nanowerk News) NVIDIA and the CGSociety, a division of Ballistic Media, have announced 'NVArt 6: Moving Innovation', a new worldwide digital art contest for artists to explore the future of electronic device design, with over $34,000 in prizes.
We are at the start of a revolution in personal computing devices, which will make today's tablets, phones and notebooks look stone age in just a few short years. The evolution of portable technology will empower all of us in exciting new ways. To do more, in more places. To bring our home, or our work, with us wherever we go. Or leave it all behind and escape.
What will portable technology look like in the next decade? Will we carry them, wear them or plug them into ourselves in some way? How will we interact with them? How will they interface with other hardware to perform the many functions we will need them to? These are the questions that the 'NVArt 6: Moving Innovation' competition want answered in the form of an awe inspiring still image.
Judges include Kyle Swen (Astro), Adam Benton (Designer for Apple, Nintendo and Sony), Pascal Blanche (Art Director of Jagex), Steven Stahlberg, Arnoldas Vitkus (winner of NVArt 5), Leigh van der Byl (Framestore), David Wright (Creative Director of NVIDIA) and Mark Snoswell (President of CGSociety).
The competition was created jointly with the sole sponsor NVIDIA and has a prize pool valued at of over $34,000. The first prize is $10,000 cash, plus two NVIDIA Quadro 6000 Processors. "NVIDIA are a driving force in the graphics industry and this competition is a great opportunity for artists to gain global exposure and a chance to win great prizes," said Mark Snoswell, president of the CGSociety. "NVIDIA have been a constant and significant supporter of the CGSociety and Ballistic Media. They are major sponsors of our CGChallenges and we are pleased to continue to expand our relationship with them."
"We owe much of NVIDIA's success to the talents of digital designers in this fascinating and ever-changing industry," adds David Wright, Creative Director of NVIDIA. "The NVArt competition is just one way for us to say "thank you" and to celebrate the achievements of this amazing community. We're really pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate again with our friends at CGSociety on NVArt."
The deadline for contest submissions is June 16, 2011. For additional details and information on the rules, please visit the site's competition page.
Since its inception in 2008 NVArt has been driven equally by the CGSociety and NVIDIA. It has inspired artists to create some of the most imaginative and stunning work the world has seen. We have also raised the digital art genre to a new level with exhibitions of NVArt in fine art galleries, such as the Tate Modern in London.
About the CG Society
The CG Society is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGS supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art. The CGSociety, along with its sister organisation Ballistic Publishing, is a division of Ballistic Media.