Announcing POVCOMP 2004

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povcomp-sz40.jpgAttention all digital artists!!! Fire up your imaginations and boot up your computers. Zazzle is sponsoring POVCOMP 2004, a contest held by POV-Ray, the Persistence Of Vision Raytracer.

What is POV-Ray? It’s an application that uses mathematical models to render digital art and photorealistic images, by simulating the physical behavior of light. POV-Ray is responsible for some of the most incredible digital art ever created, much of which is available here at Zazzle (Reach for the Stars, Alchemist Laboratory, Glow). For inspiration, be sure to check out Gilles Tran’s gallery. He is widely regarded as one of the best digital artists in the world… some of his stuff you won’t believe isn’t real.

As a proud sponsor of POVCOMP 2004, we will be offering hefty prizes for the 2nd – 25th place winners. The 1st place winner will receive an unbelievable computer system with two AMD Opteron 250 processors, 8 gigs of RAM, and 1 terabyte of storage… . The total retail value of the prizes is over $14,000! In addition to these prizes, the winning submissions will be showcased in an exclusive poster gallery at Zazzle… get excited folks!

If you are interested in participating, register here soon. Submissions will be accepted from September 15 to October 15 (at midnight). Winners will be announced in early November.

Happy Rendering!

- Zazzle Website Team


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