NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge Winner’s Announcement

With nearly 2,500 registrations and artists from 110 countries, the NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge brought creators together to visualize a futuristic world surrounded by cutting-edge technology.

In our biggest 3D challenge to date, Metropia 2042 asked artists to imagine a future where technological advancements have benefited humanity. From sustainable cities to innovative vehicles, creators shared their vision of a society surrounded by AI, robotics, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality and environmental protections.

Artists designed, 3D modeled and rendered submissions in the categories of Cities of the Future, Characters of the Future, Vehicles of the Future and Interiors of the Future. An all-star judging panel took on the difficult task to sort through the very strong entries in all categories. Huge thanks to: Vitaly Bulgarov (Black Sky Symmetry, Inc.), Maciej Kuciara (LearnSquared), Devon Fay (Riot Games), Ian Spriggs (ImageEngine), Jaime Jasso (Bonfire Studios), Joy Lea (ARWall), Glenn Melenhorst (Illoura), and Krystal Sae Eua (Weta Digital) and the challenge hosts Mathew O’Halloran (Ubisoft Massive)
, Hasan Bajramovic (Blur Studio), Leon Tukker (Freelance) and Tiberius Viris (Sony Pictures Imageworks).

Prizes

We’d like to thank NVIDIA, AdobeHP, Pixologic, Allegorithmic, Chaos Group and OTOY who teamed up to provide an amazing lineup of prizes for the winners of the NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge!

The following prizes will be awarded in each category:

First Place:

Second Place:

Third Place:

Congratulations to all of the artists who took part in the challenge. We’re very proud to present the Winners of the NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge.

NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge – Cities of the Future

1st Place Metropia 2042 – Cities of the Future: Alexandr Melentiev

Alexandr Melentiev: 1st Place Metropia 2042 – Cities of the Future

2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Cities of the Future: Jeff Bartzis

Jeff Bartzis: 2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Cities of the Future

3rd Place Metropia – 2042 Cities of the Future: Bo Zonneveld

Bo Zonneveld: 3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Cities of the Future

NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge – Characters of the Future

1st Place Metropia 2042 – Characters of the Future: Konstantin Gdalevich

Konstantin Gdalevich: 1st Place Metropia 2042 – Characters of the Future

2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Characters of the Future: Wouter Gort

Wouter Gort: 2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Characters of the Future

3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Characters of the Future: Luka Misvek

Luka Mivsek: 3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Characters of the Future

NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge – Vehicles of the Future

1st Place Metropia 2042 – Vehicles of the Future: René Mitchell-Lambert

René Mitchell-Lambert: 1st Place Metropia 2042 – Vehicles of the Future

2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Vehicles of the Future: Joe Seabuhr

Joe Seabuhr: 2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Vehicles of the Future

3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Vehicles of the Future: Noax

Noax: 3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Vehicles of the Future

NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge – Interiors of the Future

1st Place Metropia 2042 – Interiors of the Future: Tarmo Juhola

Tarmo Juhola: 1st Place Metropia 2042 – Interiors of the Future

2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Interiors of the Future: Lukas Walzer

Lukas Walzer: 2nd Place Metropia 2042 – Interiors of the Future

3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Interiors of the Future: Bo Zonneveld

Bo Zonneveld: 3rd Place Metropia 2042 – Interiors of the Future

Check out all of the entries for the NVIDIA Metropia 2042 Challenge.


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Daniel is the Industry Manager for ArtStation.