Sketchfab X Nvidia X ConceptD 3D Art Challenge

Challenge Ended!

The submission deadline for this challenge has now passed and the judging process is underway – huge thanks to everyone who joined in and good luck!

Potential winner(s) will be notified on or about December 15, 2021.

This month we’re teaming up with NVIDIA® Studio and ConceptD to bring you our biggest challenge yet!

The Theme

Sometimes when nature and civilization collide, wonderful things happen; other times it ends badly. For this challenge, we invite you to pick a moment in time—past, present, or future—and tell a story about our complex relationship with nature.

Read on to learn full prize details, how to enter and contest terms & conditions. To give or get feedback on challenge entries, head over to the Sketchfab Forum or Discord. And to see all the entries, check out the tag gallery.

Collision: Nature & Civilization (“Contest”) is hosted by Sketchfab Inc (“Sponsor”) and prizes are sponsored by NVIDIA Studio and ConceptD. The Contest is subject to the Official Contest Rules, available at (“Official Contest Rules”), and which are deemed incorporated herein by this reference.

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Prizes and Winner Notification

First Place Prizes

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  • ConceptD 5 Notebook featuring an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU
    (Core i7 11800H / NVIDIA RTX 3060 / 16GB RAM / 1T SSD / Windows 10 Pro OS)
  • A cash prize of US $300.00
  • A framed art print of the winning entry
  • 12 months of Sketchfab Pro

First place prize approximate retail value (“ARV”): US $2,627.00 / €2,263.00*


Second Place Prizes

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  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3090 Graphics Card
  • A cash prize of US $200.00
  • 6 months of Sketchfab Pro

Second place prize ARV: US $1,843.00/ €1,587.00*


Third Place Prizes

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  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 Graphics Card
  • A cash prize of US $100.00
  • 3 months of Sketchfab Pro

Third place prize ARV: US $872.00 / €751.00*


*Euros conversion provided for informational purposes only, based on exchange rates as of October 18, 2021.

Limit one (1) prize per person or household. All cash prizes will be awarded via PayPal.

Potential winner(s) will be notified on or about December 15, 2021.

Requests to obtain a list of winners may be made by mail and must be postmarked no later than ninety (90) days after the end of the Contest.

How to Enter

  • Contest begins at 12:00pm Eastern US Time on November 1, 2021 (16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) on November 1, 2021) and ends at 11:59pm Eastern US Time on November 29, 2021 (03:59 GMT on November 30, 2021) (“Contest Period”).
  • During the Contest Period, upload a 3D scene that encapsulates the collision between nature and civilization (“Submission”) to Sketchfab with the hashtag #NatureAndCivChallenge.
  • You must have or open a free or subscriber account on Sketchfab.
  • Contest may be entered in or from the Eligible Jurisdictions (as set forth in the Official Contest Rules, available at Entries originating from any void or prohibited jurisdiction are not eligible for entry.
  • Limit one (1) entry per person.

Entry Submission Guidelines

  • If you incorporate existing, openly licensed 3D models in your work, you must properly credit the creator(s), and link back to their work.
  • If you use concept art to create your work, you must obtain permission from the concept artist, credit them, and link back to their work.
  • There are no technical submission requirements for this challenge.

Judging Panel and Judging Criteria

  • On or about November 30, 2021, all eligible Submissions will be judged by the following panel of judges:
    • Gavriil Klimov, Senior Art & Design Director, NVIDIA
    • Olena Shmahalo, Art Director at Quanta Magazine
    • Bart, Tom, and Abby, Community Team
  • All Submissions will be judged based on the following equally-weighted judging criteria:
    • Quality
    • Creativity
    • Presentation
    • Adherence to the Contest Theme
    • Effective use of Sketchfab 3D Viewer Settings

In the event of a tie, the tying Submissions will be re-judged with double weight given to “Creativity”.

  • Sponsor and the information contained on Sponsor’s servers relating to dates and times shall be the sole determiner of the winner(s).

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