Sketchfab Modeling Challenge: Ancient Artifacts

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This week’s challenge topic was selected by you, the community, and (surprise twist!) you, the community, will also get to pick the winner of the challenge! After the challenge closes, we will open a poll and give you a chance to pick your favorite entry. We encourage you to evaluate entries based on quality, creativity, suitability for real-time, and adherence to the challenge theme.

UPDATE: Winner – Scythian Rhyton by @lucospade

The challenge this week is to model an ancient artifact. The topic was suggested by David R. Hixson (@chunchucmil).

Share what you’re planning to create and give/get feedback on models on the challenge topic in the Forum.

Please note: this is not a 3D Scanning challenge! 


  • Use your favorite software and workflow to model an ancient artifact. The model may be based on a real artifact, or born entirely of your imagination.
  • Submit only work uploaded during the contest period, but feel free to submit multiple entries.
  • Once you’ve created your entry, upload it to Sketchfab and tag it #ArtifactModelingChallenge.
  • Submission deadline is Monday, July 29 (23:59 New York time – EDT)


  • You and the rest of the Sketchfab community


  • $100 Amazon gift card (or equivalent if you don’t have access to Amazon)
  • 3 months of Sketchfab PRO to your account

Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  • This is a contest for individuals, no teams.
  • No alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Sketchfab employees or their families.
  • No ripping of models from anywhere on the Internet, all entries must be original works.
  • The judges’ decision are final–in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winning entries will be documented and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Contestants’ models must be uploaded to Sketchfab and tagged #ArtifactModelingChallenge to be considered.
  • Winners retain all Intellectual Property as per Sketchfab standard Terms and Conditions.
  • Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  • The winner will be contacted by Friday, August 2.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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