We were so excited to partner with Motion Designers Community and create a brand new category for the Industrial #kb3dcontest: The In-Motion Awards. It was our most compelling contest to date with over 145 entries from over 32 countries, and we want to thank every single artist and team that entered this ultra-competitive showing of talent and hard work across both categories. The worst part of every competition is having to choose only 13 winners from such a talented and inspiring group, however, just like Dancing With The Stars or when you stage a coup against your national government, some winners had to inevitably emerge.

In-Motion Winners

1ST PLACE: 

Vincent Huang

3D generalist from Taipei, Taiwan

In his piece titled "Industrial District, Pearl Bay, 2025" Vincent's combination of atmosphere, composition, animation and soundscape created a powerful scene of dynamic wonder and provoking reality. 

Vincent's ArtStation

2ND PLACE:  Kar Ayvazyan

Made with Houdini and After Effects, Kar's imaginative piece used motion in an original and exciting way to do something not many people thought of doing with Industrial: destroy it. 


3RD PLACE: James Field

Educator at University of Lincoln

James made Industrious using the Unreal Engine and created a captivating, but lighthearted sequence with excellent atmosphere and direction. 

James's YouTube

" It's the best group for inspiration. Beautiful works.  "

-- Fernando Galeano, member of the KB3D community

CONCEPT Winners

1ST PLACE: 
Christo Crafford

Concept Designer | Illustrator from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Christo's striking image immediately fills the mind with questions concerning the fate of this world where a species of robotic, mob lords have plans to take over the human race, or perhaps are hundreds of years in the future executing a coup when they already rule the once-human-led globe.  

Christo's ArtStation

2ND PLACE: 

Quentin Bouilloud

Concept Artist from Paris, France

Quentin's piece evokes soviet-era tyranny and his composition delivers an overwhelming sense of powerful scale.  

Quentin's Website

3RD PLACE:

Michaela Maria Wartbichler

Digital Artist | CEO from Austria

Michaela creates a fantastical, water-ridden world that could inhabit a video game with intriguing characters and premises.

Michaela's ArtStation

Our Finalists...

(in no particular order)

4. George Whiley- Freelance Concept Artist in the UK. George's ArtStation

5. Tarmo JuholaConcept Artist | Illustrator | Architect from Finland. Tarmo's ArtStation

6. Karen Sarkis PapazianConcept Artist in Bulgaria. Karen's ArtStation

7. Yashaswi Karthik - Concept Designer for Ubisoft in India. Yashaswi's ArtStation

8. Ruben Orellana - Freelance Concept & 3d modeller artist. Ruben's Website

Florent Molinier

Motion designer | 3d artist | director in France

Florent's surrealistic city of industrially-produced clowns without laughter provides a quick slice of emotion and allegory for the viewer.

Florent's Vimeo

Ian Smith

3D Artist/CG Sup in the UK

Ian's smart composition and neat transitions take us through multiple scenes of a realistic industrial-age scene. 

Ian's Website

Chris Gouchoe 

KB3D Director of Digital Marketing & Customer Experience