DECEMBER 2019

#SNOWGLOBE

Show off your skills and win some great prizes! We do a new one every month! Click here to join us on Facebook and get involved!

HOW TO ENTER

That’s all there is to it. All challenges start the first day of the month and end on the 25th day of the month (with final entries accepted late that day). Check the counter at the top of this page to see how long you have left to to submit!

PRIZES

The Quixel Megascans Subscriptions give you access to 4K materials and 3D scanned objects from the Quixel Megascans online library. Your subscription also gives you access to the Quixel ecosystem including Quixel Bridge and Quixel Mixer. More details here.

The Drop&Render Cinema 4D Render credits can be used on the Drop&Render render farm from directly within Cinema 4D. Drop&Render supports all third party render engines and major third party plugins within a simple In-App plugin that checks over 300 settings before uploading.  Render with the power of over 400 1080/2080 ti cards for GPU rendering! More details here.

Besides these great prizes and getting a chance to improve your skills and show off your creativity, all of the winners will also get a shout out in a YouTube video on CG Shortcuts and 1st place will be immortalised on the Hall Of Fame page of our website your work will be seen by thousands of people – you’ll be a star!)

JUDGING

The winning entries will be selected by several criteria including originality, technical skill and engagement their work receives across The Facebook Group and Instagram. So basically the community decides;)

The CG Shortcuts Staff Pick Award is an Honorable Mention that will be given to the artist who has shown the most improvement in their work and will be decided by CG Shortcuts (everybody has a chance to win this no matter skill level and experience).

THE FINE PRINT

You can submit as many entries as you like but they must be uploaded within the challenge timeframe (1st of the month to 25th of the month) so please don’t submit your old work (we’ll know if you do;)

If you submit your work in the first week you will have more time to get likes and engagement on social media, however you’ll have less time to spend on your art, but you’ll also have time to submit multiple artworks! Tricky isnt it;)

If you don’t tag your work correctly, we won’t find it, and if we can’t find it, you probably won’t win.

Winners will be contacted via Facebook messenger, if you don't reply by the end of the following challenge (usually within about 4 weeks) you may forfeit your prize so please keep an eye on your messages.

Any questions just ping them over in the comments, looking forward to seeing what you all create!

Good luck!

Dave

CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONTEST RULES AND TERMS & CONDITIONS

ENTRIES

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500 Drop&Render
C4D Render Farm Credits

Render at super speed with all third party render engines and major third party plugins.

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3-month Quixel Megascans 'Personal' subscriptions
Access 4K resolution assets including materials and 3D scanned models.

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250 Drop&Render
C4D Render Farm Credits

Render at super speed with all third party render engines and major third party plugins.

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3-month Quixel Megascans 'Personal' subscriptions
Access 4K resolution assets including materials and 3D scanned models.

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100 Drop&Render
C4D Render Farm Credits

Render at super speed with all third party render engines and major third party plugins.

Join the Hall of Fame

All 1st place winners are added to the CG Shortcuts Hall of Fame

1000 Drop&Render
C4D Render Farm Credits

Render at super speed with all third party render engines and major third party plugins.

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3-month Quixel Megascans 'Personal' subscriptions
Access 4K resolution assets including materials and 3D scanned models.

FULL CONTEST RULES AND TERMS & CONDITIONS

 
  1. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
     

  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
     

  3. The challenge is open only to individuals who are at least 13 years of age with a valid Facebook account.
     

  4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via the CG Shortcuts Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CGShortcuts and on the CG Shortcuts website https://www.cgshortcuts.com/challenges
     

  5. Multiple entries from the same person will be accepted but the entrant will only be eligible for one prize place per month.
     

  6. Art entered into the competition must be the entrants own original work and must be created solely for the challenge and not previously.
     

  7. If you are currently employed or enrolled in a school or institution, your Submission must not violate any code of conduct or other policies of your employer or the institution in which you are enrolled
     

  8. Entries must not contain material that violates or infringes upon any person’s or entity’s rights including, without limitation, moral rights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy (including, without limitation, the right not to be held in a false light), trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
     

  9. Entries must not contain any copyrighted music or sound.
     

  10. Entries must not disparage any person, product, service, or entity.
     

  11. Entries must not be inappropriate for or harmful to Sponsor’s brand or image, and it must not contain material that is inappropriate (including, for example, content that promotes violence, alcohol, hate, gambling, cigarettes, or illicit drugs), indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, or defamatory.
     

  12. Entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
     

  13. Entries must not contain material that violates any applicable law or regulation or contain any descriptions or depictions of illegal behavior, including, but not limited to, any depictions of any persons violating applicable laws, ordinances, or regulations of any nature.
     

  14. Entries must feature the ‘Mystery Object’ of the month to be eligible.
     

  15. Entries must also be tagged #CGSHORTCUTS and also tagged with the months challenge name to be eligible.
     

  16. Closing date for entry will be the 25th day of each challenge month. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
     

  17. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
     

  18. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
     

  19. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
     

  20. Disclaimer. CG Shortcuts Ltd, Quixel. and Drop&Render will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond their control or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
     

  21. Prizes are as follows:

    1st Place: 
    1000 Drop&Render Render Credits (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$1000)
    3 Month Quixel Megascans 'Personal' subscriptions in 4K resolution. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$57)
    All 1st place winners are added to the CG Shortcuts Hall of Fame https://www.cgshortcuts.com/halloffame

    2nd Place:
    500 Drop&Render Render Credits 
    (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$500)
    3 Month Quixel Megascans 'Personal' subscriptions in 4K resolution. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$57)

    3rd Place:
    250 Drop&Render Render Credits (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$250)
    3 Month Quixel Megascans 'Personal' subscriptions in 4K resolution. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$57)

    4th Place - Staff Pick:
    100 Drop&Render Render Credits (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV“): US$100)
     

  22. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
     

  23. Prizes are supplied by challenge sponsors Quixel and Drop&Render who do so at their own discretion and not by the Promoter CG Shortcuts LTD.
     

  24. Winners will be chosen by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by CG Shortcuts Ltd.
     

  25. Contest Period. The Contest starts at 12:00 AM (all times Pacific Time) on July 1, 2019, and ends at 11:59 PM on July 25, 2019.  Entries will be separately judged and prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest period. All entries must be received during the applicable 25 day entry period to be considered and must meet all other requirements in these Official Rules to be eligible to win a prize.
     

  26. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM onFacebook/Instagram within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
     

  27. Identity of Entrant. If a dispute arises about the identity of an entrant, the authorized Facebook account holder of the submitted entry will be considered as the entrant.  An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Facebook account. The potential winners may be required to provide CG Shortcuts Ltd, Quixel and Drop&Render with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder associated with a winning entry.
     

  28. The promoter will notify the winner when the prize has been applied and can be collected.
     

  29. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
     

  30. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
     

  31. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
     

  32. The winner’s name will be published on the CG Shortcuts website, social channels and in a YouTube video announcing the winners.
     

  33. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
     

  34. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to CG Shortcuts Ltd and the Challenge Partners Quixel and Drop&Render not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at https://www.cgshortcuts.com/privacy-policy
     

  35. To be eligible to claim prizes from the Quixel Megascans prize, winners must supply an email address to CG Shortcuts Ltd to be forwarded on to Quixel, so that they may contact you in order to set up your account.
     

  36. To be eligible to claim prizes from Drop&Render winners must set up a Drop&Render account and supply a registered email address to CG Shortcuts Ltd to be forwarded on to Drop&Render. so that the voucher may be applied to said account https://www.dropandrender.com/?affID=100029
     

  37.  CG Shortcuts decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
     

  38. The entrant must be a member of the CG Shortcuts Facebook Group in order to enter https://www.facebook.com/groups/CGShortcuts.
     

  39. Odds; Taxes, Etc. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received.  ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. If a prize is returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within fifteen (15) days after delivery of notification, the prize will be forfeited.  Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted. Any and all prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  
     

  40. License to Submissions. By entering the Contest and submitting your Submission, you hereby grant to CG Shortcuts Ltd a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license, with a right to sublicense, to publish, reproduce, copy, display, perform, communicate to the public, host, stream, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, enhance, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use your Submission, or any portion thereof, in connection with the Contest and for any other purposes.  CG Shortcuts Ltd, Quixel. and Drop&Render will not have any obligation to use or retain any Submission that you submit or to return any such Submission or Contest entry materials to you.  You agree that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this paragraph. You will not be entitled to compensation for any use by CG Shortcuts Ltd, Quixel. and Drop&Render, or their agents, licensees or assignees, of your Submission.  CG Shortcuts Ltd reserves the right to (a) use, access, copy, distribute, display and perform (publicly or otherwise) your entry directly and indirectly in connection with or as part of a CG Shortcuts Ltd service; and (b) modify or enhance or create derivative works of your entry as necessary or desirable for CG Shortcuts Ltd and display the entry on their website currently at cgshortcuts.com and/ or on any other CG Shortcuts Ltd branded or co-branded website. This license includes the right for CG Shortcuts Ltd to allow users to access and use the entry. 
     

  41. General Release. By entering the Contest, you release CG Shortcuts Ltd, Quixel. and Drop&Render and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
     

  42. Use of Winner’s Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use each winner’s name, likeness, persona, hometown, and prize information in all media now known or later devised (including without limitation in the Recordings throughout the universe in perpetuity for all purposes CG Shortcuts Ltd, Quixel. and Drop&Render deem appropriate—including, without limitation, for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes—without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, each winner may be required to execute a written consent, confirming Sponsor’s right to use such winner’s name, likeness, persona, hometown, and prize information without further permission or compensation.
     

  43. Privacy. Please refer to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at https://www.cgshortcuts.com/privacy-policy for information about how CG Shortcuts collects, uses and discloses your information, and refer to Quixel's Privacy Policy at https://quixel.com/terms#privacy-policy for information about how Quixel collects, uses and discloses your information.
     

  44. CG Shortcuts shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
     

  45. Winner List; Rules Request. Names of Winners and the their winning entries will be posted on the CG Shortcuts Website and their social media channels. To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or a copy of the list of Winners, email a request with subject line “CG Shortcuts Monthly Challenge Official Rules Request” to dave@cgshortcuts.com.  The list of Winners will remain available upon request for one year after the end of the Contest Period.
     

  46. CG Shortcuts also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
     

  47. The promoter is: CG Shortcuts Ltd (UK company no.11816268) whose registered office is at 14 Saxby Apartments Station Road Sidcup Kent DA15 7AH.

 
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