Saturday, October 23, 2010

UWA 3D Open Art Challenge Begins!

And thus begins a new chapter! This year long art challenge is open to everyone in Second Life. It is a grand collaboration among major art houses & groups in Second Life, including The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), SL Arts, CARP, Pirats Art Network, Odyssey, Show & Tell, BOSL & UWA. The Challenge is sponsored by UWA, Philip Vought, Bohemian Ghost and Patch Thibaud. All pieces entered across the year will be eligible to be filmed for MachinimUWA IV: Art of the Artists II, which will coincide with the grand finale announcements of this new challenge.

Create something that will take our breath away. 2 entries per month per person.
(size limit 100 prims per entry)

CLICK HERE for location of current month entries & 3D Art Entry Receiver
A brief summary of prizes, please read on for details:

2nd Prize L$7,500
3rd Prize L$5,000
UTSA Prize L$5,000
SL Arts Prize L$5,000
Odyssey Prize L$5.000
Pirats Prize L$5,000
Show & Tell Prize L$5,000
BOSL Prize L$5,000
CARP Prize L$5,000
Best Non-Scripted Entry L$5,000
People's Choice Award: L$2,500

GRAND FINALE PRIZE POOL - L$100,000 (1st), L$75,000 (2nd), L$50,000 (3rd), L$20,000 (4th), L$10,000 (5th) plus additional prizes

To submit entries for the UWA 3D Art Open Challenge, visit the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge platform, and drop your entry in the receiver. You do this by selecting the entry in your inventory (left mouse button) and then press CTRL + drag the entry while holding down that key to the prim of the receiver. When the cursor is over the poster, release your left mouse button and the item is lodged.

If you have difficulties doing this, give the entry to Jayjay Zane or Jayjay Zifanwe

THE UWA 3D OPEN ART CHALLENGEIn describing virtual worlds, it is often said, 'we are truly limited by only the imagination', and and that is the theme of this art challenge. The limits are the imagination. Create something that will take our breath away. Any form, any shape, any influence, any medium. Of this world, or the next!

General Overview:
1) Theme is completely open. Take our breath away!
2) You can enter up to 2 entries each month, or any month that you choose. Closing date for the month is the 25th of any given month. Entries submitted after go to the following month
3) Monthly winners will be displayed on UWA SIMS for up to a month
4) A People's Choice Award will also be given every month. Voting panel will go up each month for the days between the closing of the month's entries and the announcement of the winners.

Contest Entry Rules:1) Any artwork/ object can be submitted. They can be inanimate or have animation. They may contain scripts if you so choose - maximum script time of 0.5ms, and anything that runs at over 0.05ms is to have an on/off on touch with time out of 10 minutes max (if you are unsure of your piece's script load please contact one of the Challenge hosts to have it evaluated). 100 prim maximum
2) Note that by submitting an entry, you are giving permission to the University of Western Australia to place the objects anywhere on UWA owned land, and to have information and images of the entries placed on UWA websites and on websites promoting the UWA SIMS or events held on the UWA SIMS.
5) A valid entry, is any object dropped onto the contest entry receiver. Pick up item from inventory while holding down the CTRL key, and drop it onto the contest entry billboard prim (relese the left mouse button when your entry is in position to be dropped in)
6) Alternate method of entry is to drop the object into the inventory of Jayjay Zane, who is executive officer for the 'UWA 3D Open Art Challenge’ or Jayjay Zifanwe
7) All entrants should join the group 'UWA 3D ART AND DESIGN CHALLENGE’
8) To join, copy and paste the following into local chat, then click as appropriate to join the group: secondlife:///app/group/cad9c421-8b96-f9c1-fb40-dade48c43fe4/about
9) Those on the monthly panels are allowed to submit works, but are not allowed to win their group led prize
10) Top 3 each month and the best non-scripted will make it to the Grand Finale round, along with any artwork managing to secure 3 of Group Awards (i.e if a piece is not selected in the top 3, but is selected by 3 groups or more as the winner for their Group prize, the piece will be shortlisted for the Grand Finale)

Monthly Judging Panels for Each Group Led By
- Dr Carmen Fies
SL Arts - Gleman Jun & Sunset Quinnell ( Ice Caverns Art Gallery - curator)
Odyssey - Fau Ferdinand & Lizsolo Mathilde
BOSL - Frolic Mills & Giela Delpaso
Show & Tell - Florenze Kerensky & Barney Boomslang
Pirats Art Network - Merlina Rokocoko & Newbab Zsigmond
CARP - Josina Burgess & Velazquez Bonetto

Overall Monthly Panel
1. Professor Ted Snell (SL) - Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia (RL)
2. Frank Roberts - The University Architect, The University of Western Australi (RL)
3. Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) / Jay Jay Jegathesan (RL) - Founder of The UWA SL presence; Creator, Host and Co-Curator of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge; Manager School of Physics, UWA
4. Raphaella Nightfire (SL) - Snr Writer Best of SL Magazine, Owner Sanctorum Gallery 5. Len Zuks (RL) - Award Winning West Australian Sculpturist
6. FreeWee Ling (SL) - Lead Curator, UWA 3D Open Art Challenge
7. Laetitia Wilson (RL) - Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, UWA

Expanded Grand Finale Judging Panel1. Sasun Steinbeck - Creator of the Art Galleries of SL list at
2. Tayzia Abattoir (SL) Owner of The Oldest Virtual World Art Museum in SL, curator of the Aho Museum & Arts Simulacra on the NMC Campus and Relay For LIfe of SL Event Chair
3. Lumiere Noir (SL) - Creator of the Ivory Tower Library of Primitives
4. Dr. Phylis Johnson (RL) - Media Professor, Southern Illinois Uinversity, Author - Machinima: Aesthetics and Practice (a.k.a, Sonicity Fitzroy, SL Virtual Journalist)
5. Rowan Derryth (SL) - Art & Design Historian; Writer for Prim Perfect Publications
6. Persia Bravin (SL) - Journalist and Media Producer (SL newspapers, magazines, radio and television)
7 Dr Carmen Fies (RL) - Second Life Lead: University of Texas San Antonio & UTSA Artspace
8. Apollo Manga (SL) - Writer & Novelist
9. Jordan Whitt (SL) - Editor in Chief, ICON Lifestyle Magazine
10. Mariposa Upshaw (SL) - Curator - Ventura Art & Jardine; Officer, Arts Council of Second Life
11. Saffia Widdershins - Owner and Editor of Prim Perfect Publications
12. Phillip Vought- Art Philanthropist & Founding Patron of UWA-BOSL Amphitheatre
13. Bohemian Ghost - Owner of Summerland Estates

Curator for the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge is FreeWee Ling
Host for the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge is UWA & Jayjay Zifanwe


  1. Well done, Jayjay, this is great news for SL and all the artists.

  2. thanks soror. whole lot of people to thank for making it happen... and they are for the mot part mentioned in the blog post :))

  3. Cool! Just found out about this.. When does the final round start? Is the contest still going on?

  4. What's the maximum footprint for the artwork? Other than the 100 prim limit. Is usage of mesh or sculpted prims allowed?

  5. Ina, do you have the same name in world? maximum footprint there is no stated limit. everything is allowed. December round is ongoing, with 25th dec closing date.

    contact me in sl.... jayjay zifanwe