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OCT 11 - DEC 02

A NEW KITBASH3D CHALLENGE

Get your free Kit and contribute to a global art challenge. Have your work seen by top recruiters and art directors in movies and video games. Win amazing prizes and build the Minerva Galaxy.

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WE’VE DISCOVERED A NEW STAR SYSTEM — THE MINERVA GALAXY

Beyond the furthest reach of our known universe, we’ve found an incredible cluster of solar systems containing thousands of unexplored planets. In the Minerva Galaxy we’ve seen ice tundras, vast deserts, rocky worlds and lush landscapes.

MISSION BRIEF

BUILD YOUR SETTLEMENT

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to build a settlement on a planet within the galaxy. What will yours look like?

Once your world is built, share it as a concept or animation online to compete for either the Concept Art Awards or the In-Motion Awards. At the end of the challenge, from all the artworks combined, The Minerva Galaxy will be born.

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HOW TO ENTER

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE KIT

From cargo ships, terrain rovers and terraformers to community centers and endlessly modular habitats, this Kit has everything a spacefaring explorer needs.

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COMPLETE BASIC TRAINING

If this is your first time building a virtual world, we have free tutorials to teach you the basics of using 3D in Blender or Unreal Engine 5.

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ENTER THE CHALLENGE

Once your world is built, share it using #KB3Dchallenge on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Artstation to enter the challenge and contribute your piece to the Minerva Galaxy.

You can enter into either of these 2 categories:
Concept Art Awards for still image renders
In-Motion Awards for animations

October 11: Challenge Begins
December 2: Submission Deadline
December 20: Winners Announced

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HAVE YOUR WORK SEEN.

MEET YOUR JUDGES

Joining us on the adventure are recruiters and art directors from some of the top studios for movies, video games, and space travel. After the December 2nd submission deadline, the judges panel will vote on 10 winners in each category (Concept and In-Motion)

*All judges are solely participating in the Challenge as individuals, and are not representing their employers or other affiliated companies. Their companies are not sponsors or partners of the Challenge.

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CONCEPT AND IN-MOTION AWARDS

WIN AMAZING PRIZES

For both the Concept Awards and In-Motion Awards – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes will be awarded as well as prizes for 7 honorable mention finalists.

1ST PLACE

  • Wacom Cintiq 16
  • NVIDIA RTX 4080 Graphics Card
  • 6x KitBash3D Kits (Individual License)
  • CG Spectrum - 9 Month Course
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 1 Year Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)
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2nd place

  • Wacom Intuos Pro S
  • 4x KitBash3D Kits (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6 Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

3rd place

  • Wacom Intuos S (with Bluetooth)
  • 2x KitBash3D Kits (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6 Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • 1x KitBash3D Kit (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 3 Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription
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CHALLENGE RULES AND FAQ

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How do I enter the Mission to Minerva Challenge?

To compete in the challenge, use the free Mission to Minerva Kit to build your own world in concept art (still image) or in motion (animation).

Then share your creation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Artstation using #KB3Dchallenge during the challenge period from October 11, 2022 9am through December 2 , 2022 9am Pacific time. Posts submitted after December 2, 2022 9am PT or that do not include #KB3Dchallenge will not be considered.

Posts with the #KB3Dchallenge will be automatically entered into the challenge. KitBash3D will reach out to selected finalists via direct message on the social media profile used to submit for additional information shortly after the submission deadline. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Mission to Minerva challenge.

What are the requirements for a Concept submission?

Submissions for the Concept Award category must be an image with at least 1,000px by 1,000px resolution. The image can be any aspect ratio. Images must use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva Kit.

Images can be created in any 3D software, however, submissions created using AI art generation tools are not allowed.

What are the requirements for an In-Motion submission?

Submissions for the In-Motion Award category must be at least 5 seconds in duration. There is no maximum duration. Videos should be at least1,000px by 1,000px resolution.

There is no maximum resolution. Videos must use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva Kit.

How will submissions be evaluated?

Challenge submissions will be evaluated by our expert panel of judges based on incorporation of the theme, render quality, creativity, and storytelling. Qualifying submissions must use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva Kit and incorporate the Challenge theme of discovery, exploration, and space-faring civilization.

When creating your world, consider the following:

  • Incorporation of Theme: Mission to Minerva assets must be identifiably incorporated into the submission, and the style and theme should broadly reflect the prompt as described on the Challenge page.
  • Render Quality: How well is the submission executed? Does it make good use of composition, lighting, and atmosphere? For animations, consider polishing with transitions, sound design, music, etc.
  • Creativity: Is your submission unique or original? Does it transform the provided assets into something new and interesting? Your submission can be anything connected to the theme, like an environment, an interior, a spaceship, or anything you can imagine in The Minerva Galaxy. Use your imagination and define your world!
  • Storytelling: Is there an engaging story being told in the concept or animation? Does it hint at a full world within The Minerva Galaxy beyond what’s shown in the submission itself? Remember, together we are telling the story of the entire galaxy… What story will you contribute?

All judges are solely participating in the Mission to Minerva Challenge as individuals, and are not representing their employers or other affiliated companies. Their companies are not sponsors or partners of the Challenge. Participation in the Challenge or selection as a finalist or winner does not provide for any consideration of employment or other endorsement from those companies.

Don’t forget, you can seek out feedback from other talented artists in our Discord, Reddit , and Facebook Group while working on your submission!

What are the prizes?

There are 2 categories of submissions and prizes – Concept Awards & In-Motion Awards. In each category 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes will be awarded and a prize for 7 additional honorable mention finalists.

The prizes are as follows:

1st place (for Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • Wacom Cintiq 16
  • NVIDIA RTX 4080 Graphics Card
  • 6 KitBash3D Kits of the winner’s choice (Individual License)
  • CG Spectrum - 9 Month Course
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 1 Year Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

2nd place (for Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • Wacom Intuos Pro S
  • 4 KitBash3D Kits of the winner’s choice (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6 Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

3rd place (for Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • Wacom Intuos S
  • 2 KitBash3D Kits of the winner’s choice (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6 Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

7 Honorable Mention finalists for each category (Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • 1 KitBash3D Kit of the winner’s choice (Individual License)
  • The Gnomon Workshop - 3 Month Subscription
  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription

What are the terms and conditions for prizes?

No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except at the sole discretion of KitBash3D. If any portion of a prize is unavailable, KitBash3D reserves the right to substitute that portion of a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

Each prize winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the use of a prize including, but not limited to, applicable federal, state or local taxes, and any expenses that might reasonably be incurred by the prize winner in receiving or using the prize. Please consult a tax professional to discuss your particular situation.

Any prize not claimed under the terms of these Official Rules may be deemed, in KitBash3D’s sole discretion, to be forfeited.

Who is eligible to participate?

The Mission to Minerva Challenge is open to all members of the KitBash3D community who are 13 years of age or older and do not reside in one of the following countries or jurisdictions that have been sanctioned by the United States of America: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, the Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. Other individuals or entities specifically sanctioned by the U.S. are not eligible to participate. KitBash3D employees and contractors and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive prizes as part of the Challenge.