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The winners of KitBash3D’s ‘Mission to Minerva’ 3D art challenge

January 20, 2023

What was Mission to Minerva?

In late 2022, KitBash3D challenged 3D artists to use some of their Kits and tutorials to build futuristic settlements in the fictional “Minerva” galaxy. And they stepped up — more than 32,000 Artists, from 174 countries, created work to contribute to the challenge!

A crew of expert judges from Industrial Light and Magic, NASA, and more looked through the thousands of entries, and the challenge winners have been decided on! Prizes were awarded in two categories: Concept Art and In-Motion.

Challenge entry highlights

Before we get to the winners, here are some of the highlights of the thousands of entries in both categories.

Concept Art Winner: Gavin Manners

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“Station Resupply”

Check out Gavin’s work on Instagram and ArtStation.

To learn more about the other top-judged Concept Art submissions, check out KitBash3D’s website. For an interview with Gavin and the other winners, check out their winners’ blog post!

In-Motion Winner: Oren Cloud 

“Secret Moon”

Check out Oren’s work on Instagram and ArtStation.

To learn more about the other top-judged Concept Art submissions, check out KitBash3D’s website. For an interview with Oren and the other winners, check out their winners’ blog post!

The challenge is over — but the creativity isn’t.

The Mission to Minerva challenge is over, but the Kits and tutorials are still available! Head on over to KitBash3D to take a look at all the winners — and scroll down to the bottom to download the free Mission to Minerva kit as well as free training tools for Blender and Unreal Engine 5.

Mission to Minerva is just one of the dozens of incredible kits from KitBash3D. Check out the rest of their offerings and the gorgeous, innovative 3D work that their kits make possible!

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