1/6/2017 2:07:13 PM by
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It's time to deck the halls with renders! time for lights, decorations, candles, cookies, milk, trees, elves, presents and... yes even Krampus!
As the year comes to an end it's time to kick off our 2016 Christmas Render Contest (Or.. whatever you'd like to call it)
ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR RENDERS SUBMITTED!
We want YOU to fire up you're favorite render software and show us your best holiday cheer! no matter if you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Chanukah, Yule, Festivus or anything in between! If it's winter holiday related then we want to see what you got!
 All images must adhere to CGbytes’s Terms of Service. As such, absolutely no images involving sex (as defined by the Community Guidelines & TOS) Any image that does not adhere to the TOS will be deleted without notice. For the full definition of the CGbytes Community Guidelines & TOS, please click (HERE) and (HERE) For any questions, contact Teronsuke
 Participants are allowed to submit up to two entries. Prizes will be awarded on the merit of individual entries, but no single artist shall be selected for more than one winning place (either First, Second, Third or Honorable Mentions).
 All entries MUST have an identifiable winter / holiday type theme, and should remember the intent of the contest. Entries can be of any media so long as they do not break the TOS. Contest images must be new and may not be presently posted in any other gallery. Images sizes have the same restrictions for image size as the Main Gallery.
 The contest shall begin on 12am est Tues, Dec 6th, 2016 and shall end at 11:59p.m.. (EST) on Monday, Jan 9th, 2017. All times will be American Eastern Standard Time. The contest will be officially opened and closed with opening and closing images posted by Community Manager Teronsuke. Entries posted prior to or after these images have been posted will not be considered for the contest and will be moved to the Main Gallery by a member of staff.
 Prize winners shall be announced on or before Friday Jan 20th, 2017 in a forum thread & Blog post specifically created for that purpose. In addition, prize winners will be listed in the weekly newsletter. All prize winners may claim their prizes by contacting Funfungi, and must do so no later than Friday, Feb 10th 2017 or lose all rights to any unclaimed prizes.
The contest will be judged by a panel of judges. All judges’ decisions regarding entry deletions, winner status, and all other aspects of this contest are final and not open to debate or negotiation. Judges will decide on the winners based on (in no particular order)
(a) Adherence to contest theme.
(b) Quality of artwork
This contest is not open to the judges, or the admins or moderators of CGbytes or any individual offering any prizes used for the contest. All other members in good standing who are using their current login name may enter. Members who have been banned and who enter this contest using another login name will be disqualified. Members who submit multiple entries under more than one username will have all of their entries disqualified.
(1) Simply upload your picture/s to the Contest gallery "2016 Christmas Contest" within the deadline dates. That's all there is to it!
Entries submitted before the "Contest Opens" or after the "Contest Ends" images will not be considered for judging and will be removed from that gallery.
Notification of winners and prizes will be by posted in the General Discussions Forum on or before Friday Jan 20th, 2017, by midnight, EST as well as a mini thread in the contest forum and blog entry.
(1) Any contest announcements or updates will also be posted here. It is the responsibility of all contestants to stay updated of contest rules and status.
(2) Prizes must be claimed by Friday, Feb 10th 2017, midnight, EST. Prizes that remain unclaimed after that time will be forfeit. Winners must contact Funfungi, for all store prizes. Prizes will be awarded in tangible and/or electronic form as per the prize list descriptions.
(3) Prizes may not be substituted for other prizes or cash or credit in the store (unless so noted). Prize designations are final and not open to debate or negotiation.
(4) Prizes may not be transferred to any other person.
Prizes shall be awarded for first, second, and third place, as well as two honorable mention prizes, as determined by the panel of judges described above. These prizes shall consist of the following:
You can watch the submissions as they come in by checking out the official contest gallery HERE
Make sure to bookmark it and check back often!