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This wasn’t an easy topic and yet the quality of finalists was consistently excellent. Over the past four competitions we have provided more and more guidance, inspirational images and stories. We have encouraged people to think about the stories behind their images and how their work portrays those stories. In this challenge we went a step further and provided technical information that supported the theme - information about distance haze and depth of field.

It has been gratifying to see the contestants responding so well to the material we provided, especially so for me as I was the one creating the material. However I don’t want to detract from the wonderful work of the contestants. This competition sets new heights for visual storytelling and I am proud to offer my congratulations on behalf of the entire CGSociety.

Mark Snoswell, President CGSociety.

Winning Results - 2D
Grand Prize Winner   Runners-Up
Dehong He

2D Grand Prize Winner
Boxx Technologies 3DBoxx 3200
ATI FireGL V7100
RealViz Stitcher 5
Pixologic ZBrush 2.5
Corel Painter IX

Daniel Lieske


First Runner-Up
The Gnomon Workshop Analog Bundle
NVIDIA QuadroFX 1400
Corel Painter IX

Torsten Wolber

Second Runner-Up
e-on Software Vue 5 Infinite
RealViz Stitcher 5
Corel Painter IX

Michael Dashow


Third Runner-Up
Corel Painter IX
E-Frontier Manga Studio EX

Cliff Cramp

4th Runner-Up
Ballistic Publishing Book Bundle (all books)

Olivier Derouetteau

5th Runner-Up
Ballistic Publishing 2D/Analog Book Bundle (all 2D books)

Clint Cearley

6th Runner-Up
e-Frontier Manga Studio EX

Winning Results - 3D
Grand Prize Winner   Runners-Up

Andrzej Sykut

3D Grand Prize Winner
Boxx Technologies 3DBoxx 3200
NVIDIA QuadroFX 4500
Luxology modo 201

Lombardo Simone

First Runner-Up
Autodesk Maya 7 Unlimited
Autodesk MotionBuilder 7 Pro
Pixologic ZBrush 2.5ATI FireGL V5100

y.soner yurtseven

Second Runner-Up
Autodesk 3ds Max 8
Autodesk Combustion 4
Luxology modo 201

Daniel Cestari
(Daniel Cestari)

Third Runner-Up
The Gnomon Workshop Digital Bundle
Pixologic ZBrush 2.5

Kory Heinzen

4th Runner-Up
Maxon Cinema 4D R9 Studio Bundle

Olivier Ponsonnet

5th Runner-Up
RealViz ImageModeler 4

Joao Roberto Braz Jr

6th Runner-Up
e-on Software xStream Bundle

Honourable Mentions
2D - Simon Bull
( Cyberone )

2D - Tomasz Jedruszek
( Morano )

2D - Steven Stahlberg
( Stahlberg )
2D - zhimin Wang
( Carlendour )

2D - Mihai Marcel Titoiu
( taz23 )

2D - francisco ruiz velasco
( chocobananas )
3D - Pierre LOPES
( Gojira )

3D - Jack zhang
( JackZhang )

3D - Vlad Pascanu
( bombeu )
3D - Mark Endre Seljan
( Tremoside )

3D - Ali Jalali
( living_for_cg )

3D - St├ęphane Chasseloup
( stefgrafx )
Community Awards
Stéphane Brouty

SOFTIMAGE|XSI v5 Foundation
Theresa Ryan

SOFTIMAGE|XSI v5 Foundation
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