Young, creative talents can submit their entries until March 15, 2013. A jury comprised of members of the media, as well as the visualization and automotive industries, will judge the work.
Winners will receive an invitation to attend RTT Excite 2013 (April 24-25 in Munich), where the prizes will be awarded, including a one-year student license for RTT DeltaGen visualization software. Additionally, second- and third-place winners will receive maximum-performance hardware from the award sponsors (high-end graphics cards from Nvidia and Wacom Intuos tablets). The winning project will also receive prize money of 3,000 Euros (approximately $4,000 US). More information on the RTT Student Visualization Award 2013 can be found on http://www.rtt.ag/studentaward.
The task for the award is to evolve and complete the story of a photographer who has meticulously planned the film shooting of a Toyota GT 86 for an international top-car magazine that suddenly takes an unexpected turn. Participants must call on their imagination to continue the story using 2D and 3D computer graphics tools. Entrants are challenged to move beyond the limits of what seems (im)possible, in line with RTT's slogan “Challenging Reality."
A new development in this year's competition requires the task to be completed by teams consisting of three students each. The automotive industry has also recognized the great potential of this competition, spanning across technical areas, in that the 2013 competition receives industrial support from Toyota Motors Europe (Brussels).
RTT has previously supported talented students as part of its "Up" University program for many years. The RTT Student Visualization Award is a part of this initiative, for which RTT creates new challenges every year. Starting in April 2013, RTT will also be offering a two-year trainee program for 3D visualization at its Munich location. This international program is directed at graduates and young professionals, as well as self-taught individuals with experience in product visualization and an eye for detail. Additional information about this program is available at http://www.rtt.ag/career. Applications may be submitted effective immediately.