Sketchfab Hand-painted Storybook Scene Challenge

For many of us, children’s storybooks were our first encounters with art. These cherished books are the inspiration for this month’s challenge. To enter, model and hand-paint a storybook scene, upload it to Sketchfab, and tag it #StorybookChallenge.


First Place: The Lake of Desires by omarfaruqtawsif32


Second Place: People of the Shed by AlmondFeather


Third Place: Alice in Paperland by Lou


To see what the judges had to say about the winning entries, head over to the Sketchfab Forum. And to see all the entries, check out the tag gallery.


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First Place

Second Place

Third Place


Storybook Scene Challenge Entries by Sketchfab on Sketchfab



  • Use your favorite software and workflow to create (or recreate) a storybook scene.
  • Entries must be hand-painted.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple entries.
  • If you use concept art to create your work, be sure to ask permission from the concept artist, credit them, and link back to their work. We also encourage you to split your prize with them, if you win.
  • Once you’ve created your model, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #StorybookChallenge.
  • The submission deadline is Monday, July 26, 2021 (23:59 New York time – EDT)


Entries will be judged on quality, creativity, presentation, adherence to the contest theme, and effective use of Sketchfab 3D viewer settings.

Terms & 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’ decisions 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 #StorybookChallenge 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, July 30, 2021Monday, August 2, 2021.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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