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LisaB

HW3D Vice President & Queen Bee
Staff member
Co-Founder
Open Rendering Season Contest 2016
HiveWire 3D and Songbird ReMix
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Cry Of Freedom by CWRW (2015 Grand Prize Winner)
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It's open season on bird renders of every kind and

you're invited to take a shot at creating your best.

Contest begins Monday, May 2nd, 2016 and

Ends on Monday, June 20th, 2016.

Winners will be posted on Monday, July 4th, 2016.

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HiveWire 3D and Ken Gilliland express their gratitude to the companies and individuals who are showing support by co-sponsoring this contest with their willingness to donate prizes. We appreciate all of you very much. Many thanks to: Smith Micro, Reality 4,
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Prizes Current Prize packages valued at over $2333.73 !!!

Grand Prize (currently a $919.99 value prize package)
· Smith Micro's Poser Pro 11 ($499.99 value for ESD)
· HiveWire owned content ($200)
· $100 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store (or any 10 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series)
· Plus all Songbird ReMix Volumes that are/will be released in 2016 (approx. $120+ value)​

1st Prize (currently a $711.87 value prize package)
· Smith Micro's Anime Studio Pro 11 ($299.99 value for ESD)
· HiveWire owned content ($150 value)
· $50 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store OR any 5 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series that are currently available
· Any Songbird ReMix Volumes that are/will be released in 2016 (approx. $100+ value)
· Reality 4 DAZ Studio Edition + Reality Poser Edition + Victoria 7 Automaic Preset + Austrani Outfit Automatic Preset. ($111.88 value)​

2nd Prize (currently over a $421.92 value prize package)
· Smith Micro's Clip Studio Paint EX ($209.99 value for ESD)
· HiveWire owned content ($100 value)
· $50 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store OR any 5 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series volumes (approx. $100 value)
· Reality 4 DAZ Studio Edition, or Reality 4 Poser Edition + Victoria 7 Automaic Preset + Austrani Outfit Automatic Preset. ($61.93 value)​

3rd Prize (currently over a $129.95 value prize package)
· HiveWire owned content ($50 value)
· $30 shopping spree at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store OR any 3 Songbird ReMix digital bird model series volumes (approx. $60 value)
· Reality 4 Poser Edition or Reality 4 DAZ Studio Edition ($49.95 Value)​

Honorable Mentions – usually 5 awards given
· Any Songbird ReMix digital bird model series volume (approx. $10-30 value)
· HiveWire owned content ($20 value)​
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To get you started , check out the avian items in
Songbird ReMix 10th Annual Audubon Charity Sale
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For greenery and nature inspired items

Botanical Bounty Sale
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Both sales end May 2nd, 2016!

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2016 Judges

Kimball Garrett
Over the past 40 years, Kimball Garrett has become a leading authority on the avifauna of southern California. He has been the Ornithology Collections Manager at the Natural History of Museum of Los Angeles County since 1982. Garrett is past president of Western Field Ornithologists, a member of the California Bird Records Committee, co-editor with Guy McCaskie of the Southern California regional report for North American Birds, and author or co-author of a number of well-respected books and scientific publications including the “Field Guide to Warblers of North America.”

Garry George
Garry is the Chapter Network Director and Renewable Energy Director of Audubon California. With the goal of expediting renewable energy, Garry works on federal, state and local policies that direct development to zones of low biological conflict, near transmission and close to energy load. He is working on the stakeholder committee for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) for 22 million acres of California desert, the BLM Solar Program for 6 Western States, the USFWS Golden Eagle Working Group for CA & NV, the USFWS Condor/WIND Working Group and with chapters in California on 22 renewable energy projects. Garry is also an avid birder and native plant enthusiast.
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Linnet by Tparo

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Contest Rules


1. Imagery must contain a visible and discernible Songbird ReMix bird product (See acceptable list of products). Imagery to be submitted may be still or animated. Any 2D or 3D Software may be used. The size of the still imagery should be no smaller than 800 x 600 pixels and no larger than 2000 x 2000 pixels and saved in .jpg format. Animation entries should be posted on YouTube and a link to the animation provided on the Contest Entry form.

2. Two entry submission per entrant. Note that there are risks in submitting two entries. You could end up competing against yourself and diluting votes to your submission. Enter the Contest here

3. You may enter a piece that has been posted elsewhere (such as another forum, contest, etc). You may not enter a piece which has been previously entered in this specific contest (such as last years' entry of the 2015 Open Rendering Season Contest).

4. Images may not contain nudity. Please remember judging will be partially focusing on the use of the Songbird ReMix package. The winning entries will be selected by a Judging Panel - The Panel's decision is final. Judges will perform independent reviews of the submissions. The Judges (and Ken) may not submit entries.

5. The finished products must be solely the creation by the entrant . All artists agree, by entering this contest, to allow HiveWire 3D and Ken Gilliland to use their entries to promote future contests held and to display the result of this contest. The Artist will remain the intellectual property holder of their entry images. Images and animations will not be used for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of the artist.

6. Entries will be accepted beginning May 2nd, 2016. All entries must submitted by June 20th, 2016, 11:59pm GMT. Any entries submitted after that date will not be considered. Award winners will be announced on July 4th, 2016. Prize Winners must supply their real names, email addresses, and mailing addresses for prize distribution. Monetary amount of "Shopping Spree" can only be used at the Songbird ReMix Merchandise Store; (Ken's CafePress, Zazzle and RedBubble stores). Unused amounts of "Shopping Spree" prize are considered non-redeemable.

7. Judging details. Judging is conducted by a three member panel and done in secret (so judges don't influence each other). Judges will select their 5 favorite pieces and assign point values to them. (7pts=1st choice, 5pts=2nd choice, 3pts=3rd choice, 2 pts=4th choice and 1pt=5th choice). Once all 3 judges submit their choices, the points are tabulated and prizes awarded.​
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http://hivewire3d.submittable.com/submit/57544
Click here to submit your entry!


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Chris

HW3D President
Staff member
Co-Founder
Here we go folks!!

Get your pretty lil' birdie renders going for this 10th anniversary contest! Maybe your cute little kiwi renders, or some frightening predator birds diving down to scoop up the lil' cute birdies.

You can begin to submit your 2 entries on Monday May 2nd.

Please plan to support Ken and all things Audubon with renders including any Songbird ReMix bird product. Be sure to read contest rule above for details.
 

Ken Gilliland

Extraordinary
HW3D Exclusive Artist
One change in the contest is going to be the make-up of my judge panel.... in years past, it's been pretty much a guessing game what the judges will like because of the diversity in backgrounds. This time I'm only having 3 judges and these judge are very BIRD-centric (two ornithologists and an Audubon official). I'm guessing they'll give us more predictable results.

If you haven't been following the Audubon Sale thread-- I've been posting a daily featured bird that might give you ideas for the contest. It's worth looking at just to see the LiveCam of the Condor nest or the smart bird posting.
 

Ken Gilliland

Extraordinary
HW3D Exclusive Artist
One small note- one of the listed judges, Kimball Garrett, just emailed me and won't be able to judge this year due to some additional work he has to get out in June. I'll be looking to replace him with another bird-centric judge
 

Alisa

Mostly RETIRED HW3D QAV Director (QAV Queen Bee)
Staff member
QAV-BEE
Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

*waves to Cdl*

Hey, my friend, welcome to the Hive!
 

Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
CV-BEE
Welcome to the HiveWire forums Cdl. I look forward to seeing what you come up with contest.
 

Satira Capriccio

Renowned
CV-BEE
Contributing Artist
Welcome Cdl!

I'm picking up a few more birds during the sale, and hopefully, I'll be able to get an image done and entered too.
 
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