2012 Digital Art Contest Basic Information
THEME: Louisiana's Bicentennial
Two hundred years after becoming a state, Louisiana remains one of the most unique in the union. The state's rich heritage is evident throughout our history in politics, the culinary and visual arts, music, many festivals, traditions and more.
GRFA, LTC and LDGI challenge high school students to create an original 3D fully rendered model that honors Louisiana and captures those traits that set Louisiana apart from other states. Make is serious, funny, or edgy, as long as it is uniquely Louisiana!
A MESSAGE FROM GEORGE RODRIGUE
All high school students attending a public or private school or home school or GED program in Louisiana are eligible to enter the GRFA Digital Art Contest.
There is no test score, grade point average or college major requirement necessary for entry.
The top five finalists will be notified in mid-April and invited to attend an Awards Reception in New Orleans where the final placements will be announced.
WHAT IS A FULLY RENDERED 3D MODEL?
A fully rendered 3D model is similar to characters you have seen on digital movies like Toy Story and in video games like HALO or World of Warcraft. They are created in the computer using special programs such as Maya, Blender, 3ds Max, etc.
HOW TO ENTER
(DEADLINE EXTENDED!) 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012.
Judging is based on a point system in the following categories:
Interpretation of Theme
Consider choosing one scene, image or person that best captures Louisiana to you as the inspiration for your 3D model. Be creative!
Also, be mindful of your TRIS count in your 3D model. Judges will see how many polygons that you are using and the count could affect your "execution of technology" score.
Helpful instructional videos can be found on the Design 3 Website.
Download Blender (a FREE 3D Modeling Program)
NOTE FOR TEACHERS AND ADVISERS
2013 Art Contest Winner
Trinity Hartman won a $6,000 college scholarship for winning our 2013 Art Contest.