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And the winners are ... 2017 SBRM Open Rendering Season Contest


HW3D Vice President & Queen Bee
Staff member
Congratulations to the 2017 Open Rendering Season Contest Winners!

This years entries were judged by Audubon California.

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Grand Prize - "What's our heading Captain?" by Dan30

Judge's Comments - "Really liked this one because it looked like it could have been a screen shot from a Pixar or Disney film. The level of detail on the sand and boat are remarkable."

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First Prize - "Splash" by Luannemarie

Judge's Comments - "Lovely!"

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Second Prize - "Howard of the Hood II" by Nightsong

Judge's Comments - "Loved the realism on the feeder and the bird. Phenomenal work."

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Third Prize - "A greeting before departure" by Roberta

Judge's Comments - "This one had such great emotion. "

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Honorable Mention - "Sixteen" by Wildlyfe

Judge's Comments - "So different from the rest and the intricacy is lovely. Took a minute to find all the hummingbirds."

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Honorable Mention - "Birdie" by Kenda

Judge's Comments - "Beautiful still life!"

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Honorable Mention - "Lessons of the Past" by Woland Epiphanius

Judge's Comments - "A powerful image about extinction"

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Honorable Mention - "Audubon" by Stezza

Judge's Comments - "Love the message sent in this image."

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and to all who participated!

Emails with details of prizes will be going out to the winners shortly.



HW3D Exclusive Artist
Wow!! Amazing and stunningly beautiful images this year! Congrats to all!

Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
Congratulations to all who entered, and especially to the winners. Great work everyone!! :applause:


Contributing Artist

Superb images one and all!! I'm sure the judges had a time of it!

The images this year were gorgeous and diverse in the choice of bird species and settings! I really enjoyed viewing them as they were posted!!