Create a new demo reel or select your best and drop it into the Demo Reel Challenge. Present your animation, Vfx, modeling or 3D Art skills in your reel to win one of three superb prizes and be seen by thousands of potential employers. Plus, all entered work will be evaluated by our professional Evaluation Board who will grant prestigious Star Awards and provide feedback to artists with outstanding submissions. Students, individuals, constultants and creative firms are all welcome.

Exhibit your creativity! The judges told me that they want to be pleasantly surprised by something they haven't seen before or that's done so well and is so unique that it's professionally awesome!

Our three generous sponsors are offering free trials of their software and services. If you're creating a new reel for this challenge take advantage of a free 42-day Cinema 4D Studio trial in concert with a demo Digital Tutors' account to create your models, 3D graphics and more. Then put the finishing touches on your demo reel with the free 14-day KeyShot trial.

Even if you don't win the top prizes, this challenge is being judged by some of the most respected professionals in the industry who will evaluate all entries and award Hollywood type stars certifying work that meets professional quality. That's sure to put stars in your eyes and a feather in your cap. The judges will be looking for a blend of technical skill, creativity, effectiveness and wow factor.

Meet the Judges - All judges are members of the ShareCG CG Evaluation Board.

Three Prizes Will Be Awarded
Plus lots of Stars!
1st Prize

Maxon Cinema 4D Studio

Video - Cinema 4D Studio
Everything You Need for High-End 3D
Try CINEMA 4D Studio for 42 days and you'll see why it is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.

As well as containing all of the features found in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize and Broadcast, CINEMA 4D Studio adds advanced character tools, hair, a physics engine and an unlimited client network for rendering. The result is that CINEMA 4D Studio can tackle any project you throw at it with ease.

2nd Prize

HP Z24i Display

Video - The New HP Z Displays
Visual power to overachieve
This HP 24" display is perfect for artists and animators who need to see their creations in brilliant and accurate color. Get outstanding image accuracy, exceptional adjustability, and mission-critical reliability optimized for digital content creators. Built with IPS Gen 2 panels, the HP Z24i 24-inch IPS Display delivers power savings over first generation IPS technology and extra-wide viewing angles. Learn more about this new display now!

3rd Prize

Digital Tutors
1 Year Subscription

Video - Digital Tutors Online Training
Unwavering dedication to quality training
Take advantage of your free demo subscription and see how you can break out and create stunning CG art, videos and POW factor VFX with Digital Tutors online training.

4th Prize

Luxion KeyShot 4

Video - Introducing KeyShot 4
Powerful new features, and the rendering speed you need

Try KeyShot 4 and experience inventive new ways to illuminate your products and scenes, more material and color options than ever before and enhancements that make your CG projects come to life.

Rules & Guidlines

> What is a Demo Reel? - A demo reel is typically a compilation of works that show the expertise of the person, school or company that created the reel. It can demonstrate animation, 3d modeling, art, or other areas of competence. In the case of a Students, it might also be one animation that was created to show his or her expertise and that demonstrates what was learned at the school. Browse through these Demo Reel uploads to get a feel for what a demo reel is. ('Demo Reel' and 'Show Reel' are sometimes used interchangeably.)
  • Can I enter without having a demo reel? Yes. You can alternatively upload two or more representative examples of your workmanship and creativity. To do this:
  1. Check the 'Demo Reel' attribute when you upload each video.
  2. Only enter one of the videos into the challenge by checking its 'Get Reel Challenge' attribute. Then,
  3. Interconnect all your entry assets using the site's Grouping Feature as explained in this video.
  4. The judges and staff will evaluate each entry to determine if it meets quality standards and that it will be competitive against other demo reel submissions. The Board at its discretion may accept or reject any entry of this type.

> Students, individuals, consultants and creative firms are all welcome with a two caveates.
  1. Students can submit either a full demo reel featuring their range of work, or a single animation that was created as a final or other school project. You must credit your school, and if a project, then you must also credit your team members.
  2. Creative firms must credit, at a minimum, the individual who headed up the creative team or was most responsible for producing the demo reel. This person will be eligible for the award, not the creative firm.
> Schools, software, and hardware companies cannot enter their promotional compiled demo or show reels.

> No YouTube embeds are allowed. You must upload your video directly to ShareCG or embed it from VIMEO.

> The work must be original and yours. If we find it by anyone else we will automatically disqualify you.

> Describe your demo reel and also include information about yourself and your skill set.

IMPORTANT: When you upload your demo reel make sure to check the "Get Reel Challenge" attribute on your upload page. This officially enters you into the challenge!

Star Awards
Stars will be awarded to all demo reels that our judges deem professional quality. If your entry is awarded a star you will be notified by e-mail. Please make sure that your e-mail address is current.

ENTER EARLY We will also take member's ratings and comments into consideration when selecting the winners and the longer your work is displayed the more member input will be available and the better chance you'll have of being selected.

Your work is yours - you hold the Copyright.

ShareCG staff may disqualify you for any reason, including a suspected abuse of the rating system, a suspected copyright breach, inappropriate material, or for any other reason.

Winning and Claiming Prizes
This is a three-month challenge. The contest begins on Monday, August 12, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 29, 2013 and we will announce the winning artwork and artists publicly on our web-site and on ShareCG's Facebook page ( on or before Sunday December 15, 2013. We will contact the winners by e-mail. Make sure that your name and the e-mail account you supply while registering/uploading your work is current since this is the ONLY way we will attempt to contact you. If you fail to provide a proper mailing address and we do not receive your acknowledgement within three (3) days after we notify you of winning we will disqualify you and select a new winner.

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