Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can enter the contest?
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.
2. Which programs do you recommend to create my 3D Model?
Here are programs that we suggest and are free to download for educational purposes:
3. I am home schooled or I do not have anyone to supervise my work that will be able to fill out the Teacher/Adviser Reference form. What can I do?
The intention of the teacher/advisor form is to give us some assurance that the student actually created their work. We want to avoid copying as much as we can because copying and stealing other people's digital artwork can be easy.
So, all that a teacher or adviser has to do is meet with the student to look over different stages of the 3D model (they can even meet with the student after the model is complete). Basically, we just want the student to prove to a teacher, parent, or adviser that they made their work by explaining to them how they made their model.
Once the teacher, parent or adviser is satisfied that the student is the original creator, they can then fill out the form so that the student can submit it to us.
4. In what format do I save my 3D Model?
Please save your final drafts in .OBJ or .3DS file formats.
5. Is there anywhere that you recommend to start if I want to learn how to make a 3D model?
Yes, we like the tutorial videos on Blender's website.
"The GRFA has immensely impacted my art along with my life. People seem to react and appreciate my submission for the foundation. I have offers of people wanting prints of my artwork and, not to sound cheesy and cliche, but opportunity just keeps on knocking. I'm really really appreciative that my art teacher introduced this contest to me and that I decided to be bold by creating something beautiful for this foundation, and to be honored for my creativity! I can't thank to GRFA office and George and Wendy Rodrigue enough for this amazing opportunity that I will always remember and carry proudly with me throughout my creative career."
- Jacob Broussard