You’ve been called to an important Mission! Mission to Minerva is our latest community art challenge where together, we will build a galaxy!

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What is the Mission to Minerva Challenge?

How do I enter the Mission to Minerva Challenge?

Can I submit more than one piece?

Can I collaborate with multiple artists?

Important Dates and Deadlines

Challenge Requirements

How will submissions be evaluated?

What kind of Prizes can I win?

What are the terms and conditions for prizes?

Am I eligible to participate?

Mission to Minerva Kit Licensing


What is the Mission to Minerva Challenge?

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to take our new free Kit and build a settlement on a planet within Minerva of your creation. Once you’ve built your world, share a concept image or an animation with the community and become eligible to win incredible prizes and have your work seen by top recruiters and art directors from ILM, Netflix, NASA, Riot Games and CD Projekt Red!


How do I enter the Mission to Minerva Challenge?

To compete in the challenge, download the free Mission to Minerva Kit to build your own world in concept art (still image) or in motion (animation). Then share your creation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Artstation using #KB3Dchallenge during the challenge period from October 11, 2022 9am through December 2 , 2022 9am Pacific time. Posts submitted after December 2, 2022 9am PT or that do not include #KB3Dchallenge will not be considered.

Posts with the #KB3Dchallenge will be automatically entered into the challenge. KitBash3D will reach out to selected finalists via direct message on the social media profile used to submit for additional information shortly after the submission deadline. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Mission to Minerva challenge.


Can I submit more than one piece?

You can submit for both categories (still image and animation), as well as enter as many submissions as you want! If you choose to submit multiple pieces of work, they will each be judged individually, not collectively.


Can I collaborate with multiple artists?

You're welcome to collaborate with multiple artists to submit a piece, but only one winner will be selected so it'll be up to you and your fellow artists to decide how to split the prize in the chance of winning.


Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Mission Launch: October 11th, 2022 @ 9AM PT

  • Mission Ends: December 2nd, 2022 @ 9AM PT

  • Winners Announced: December 20th, 2022


Challenge Requirements

Concept Submission Requirements

Submissions for the Concept Award category must be an image with at least 1,000px by 1,000px resolution. The image can be any aspect ratio. Images must use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva Kit.

Images can be created in any 3D software, however submissions created using AI art generation tools are not allowed.

Animation/In-Motion Submission Requirements

Submissions for the In-Motion Award category must be at least 5 seconds in duration. There is no maximum duration. Videos should be at least 1,000px by 1,000px resolution. There is no maximum resolution. Videos must use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva Kit.

Images can be created in any 3D software, however submissions created using AI art generation tools are not allowed.


How will submissions be evaluated?

Challenge submissions will be evaluated by our expert panel of judges based on incorporation of the theme, render quality, creativity, and storytelling. Qualifying submissions must use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva Kit and incorporate the Challenge theme of discovery, exploration, and space-faring civilization.

When creating your world, consider the following:

  • Incorporation of Theme: Mission to Minerva assets must be identifiably incorporated into the submission, and the style and theme should broadly reflect the prompt as described on the Challenge page.

  • Render Quality: How well is the submission executed? Does it make good use of composition, lighting, and atmosphere? For animations, consider polishing with transitions, sound design, music, etc.

  • Creativity: Is your submission unique or original? Does it transform the provided assets into something new and interesting? Your submission can be anything connected to the theme, like an environment, an interior, a spaceship, or anything you can imagine in The Minerva Galaxy. Use your imagination and define your world!

  • Storytelling: Is there an engaging story being told in the concept or animation? Does it hint at a full world within The Minerva Galaxy beyond what’s shown in the submission itself? Remember, together we are telling the story of the entire galaxy…What story will you contribute?

All judges are solely participating in the Mission to Minerva Challenge as individuals, and are not representing their employers or other affiliated companies. Their companies are not sponsors or partners of the Challenge. Participation in the Challenge or selection as a finalist or winner does not provide for any consideration of employment or other endorsement from those companies.

Don’t forget, you can seek out feedback from other talented artists in our Discord, Reddit, and Facebook Groups while working on your submission!


What kind of Prizes can I win?

There are 2 categories of submissions and prizes – Concept Awards & In-Motion Awards. In each category 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes will be awarded and a prize for 7 additional honorable mention finalists.

Here's what you could win:

🏆1st place (for Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • Wacom Cintiq 16

  • NVIDIA RTX 4080 Graphics Card

  • 6 KitBash3D Kits of the winner’s choice (Individual License)

  • CG Spectrum - 9 Month Course

  • The Gnomon Workshop - 1 Year Subscription

  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription

  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

🥈2nd place (for Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • Wacom Intuos Pro S

  • 4 KitBash3D Kits of the winner’s choice (Individual License)

  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6 Month Subscription

  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription

  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

🥉3rd place (for Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • Wacom Intuos S

  • 2 KitBash3D Kits of the winner’s choice (Individual License)

  • The Gnomon Workshop - 6 Month Subscription

  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription

  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card (Prints and Marketplace)

🎉7 Honorable Mention finalists for each category (Concept and In-Motion Awards) will receive:

  • 1 KitBash3D Kit of the winner’s choice (Individual License)

  • The Gnomon Workshop - 3 Month Subscription

  • ArtStation Pro - 1 Year Subscription


What are the terms and conditions for prizes?

No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except at the sole discretion of KitBash3D. If any portion of a prize is unavailable, KitBash3D reserves the right to substitute that portion of a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

Each prize winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the use of a prize including, but not limited to, applicable federal, state or local taxes, and any expenses that might reasonably be incurred by the prize winner in receiving or using the prize. Please consult a tax professional to discuss your particular situation.

Any prize not claimed under the terms of these Official Rules may be deemed, in KitBash3D’s sole discretion, to be forfeited.


Am I eligible to participate?

The Mission to Minerva Challenge is open to all members of the KitBash3D community who are 13 years of age or older and do not reside in one of the following countries or jurisdictions that have been sanctioned by the United States of America: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, the Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. Other individuals or entities specifically sanctioned by the U.S. are not eligible to participate. KitBash3D employees and contractors and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive prizes as part of the Challenge.


Mission to Minerva Kit Licensing

The Mission to Minerva Kit is free for individual artists under KitBash3D's Individual License. An Individual License allows commercial use for freelancers, hobbyists, students, and individuals working alone, not staffed at a studio.

Small Studio and Enterprise licenses are available for purchase via our website. Any studios or other entities using the assets (shared server, multiple artists, etc.) will need to purchase the appropriate license for their size.

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