The GOOD “CEO Compensation” contest is over and the winners have been announced. First place goes to Dee Adam’s “The Top 8 of CEO Compensation”, shown above.
Dee Adams’s piece “The Top 8 of CEO Compensation” does an excellent job of illustrating the massive salaries of CEOs and relating them to regular employees in a clean and simple manner. It’s our winner, and Adams will take home our prize package, including a GOOD T-shirt, a free subscription, and $250.
Be sure to hit their website and browse through some of the other entries, some great stuff in there.
via CEO Compensation Contest Winner | GOOD. via Cool Infographics.
The annual “animago” conference is ramping up, and they’ve just announced the competitors in the “Public Voting” categories. You can visit their website and view the entries for Best Advertising Production, Best Virtual Photo (Still), and Best Mobile Production and vote on your favorites. Winners will receive prizes ranging from DVDs and training material, to a free overnight stay at the animago Award & Conference event.
ANIMAGO – animago Public Vote.
Kitware has announced the winners of its 2nd annual Biomedical Visualization Contest at the 12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention in London last week. The winners, Luc Soler and Jaques Marescaux of IRCAD, got $750 and a Kitware Shirt for their augmented reality computer-assisted-surgical visualization of a pancreas.
Vascular anomaly and pulmonary sequestration diagnosis using IRCAD software applications on a thoracic CT-scan of a 1 month old baby with direct volume rendering (first line) and surface rendering resulting from organ segmentations (second line) in anterior view (left) and posterior view (right). The resulting preoperative surgical planning allows to reach arteries and the lung area to be cut with an optimal back intercostal tool positioning that is perfectly reproduced intraoperatively (last line).
Congratulations to the winners, and be sure to check out Stephen Gerhard & Patric Hagmann’s Brain connectivity visualization which won second place as well!
via Kitware – News.
Autodesk is now accepting submissions for the 2009 show reel to be aired during Autodesk University this December in Las Vegas.
The Design Show Reel 2009 will be showcased at AUTODESK UNIVERSITY from December 1-3, 2009, in Las Vegas. It will be featured during each sessions and to the opening of the Mainstage presentation.
We are also very interested in receiving high-resolution images – up to 300 dpi – for inclusion in our marketing material leading up to and surrounding the show. But again lower resolution is also most welcome.
Hit their website for full submission details. Submissions must be in by November 3rd.
via Autodesk – Design Visualization – AUTODESK UNIVERSITY 2009 Call for Submissions.
GOOD is hosting a contest to see who can come up with the most creative and effective infographic showing the startling quantity of compensation to some of the world’s highest paid CEO’s.
Create an infographic that explores how much corporate officers in this country are paid. The infographic could compare such data with related figures, like a company’s profits, stock price, or the average salary of lower-level workers, or something else altogether. The winning entry will be the one that paints CEO salaries in the most interesting light.
via Project: Create an Infographic about CEO Compensation | GOOD.
If you’re an avid Blender user then consider submitting a short video to the Suzanna Awards & Animation Festival at the upcoming conference. Awards will be given in three categories (Best Short Film, Best Character Animation, and Best Designed Short Film) for entries generated completely within Blender. A quick description of the categories:
1. Best short film
This covers the nominated work the audience likes best, because it is just the best experience to watch… whether it is for story telling, the jokes, the design or the cute characters.
2. Best character animation.
Covers only character animation. The submitted video does not have to be a finished product. Only the animation of the character(s) is looked at. It can be fully rendered, but may for instance also be a video capture from the game engine.
3. Best designed short film.
Covers only the visual aspects of the submitted video. Simply put, the prettiest short film.
Hit the website for full details and deadlines.
blender.org – Festival-announcement.
Visualizing the Web has been a long-running idea for several individuals and groups, but now OneRiot has decided to put some money behind finding a usable solution.
OneRiot is offering $1,500 to the organization or individual who can deliver the most compelling data visualization of the realtime web. Using OneRiot’s API, participants should seek to creatively and captivatingly communicate the information offered within, allowing viewers to visually experience the (currently) invisible travels of realtime data.
They are careful to claim that the prize will only go to original solutions, so pointers to pre-existing solutions will have the chance to “Win” but not receive any prize. Know of any contenders?
via Realtime Search Data Visualization – ChallengePost.
If you’re a big user of Autodesk design and engineering software and find yourself with some spare time, you might want to look into Avatech’s new ‘Render Us Speechless’ competition for a chance to win a cash prize.
This year Avatech is accepting submissions in four categories: Manufacturing/Mechanical, Civil/Mapping/GIS, Architecture/Building Design, and “Wild Card.” Each category will be awarded a first place of $750, second place of $500, and third place of $250. One Wild Card (submissions that don’t fit into any of the other three categories) winning entry will receive $500.
Entries will be judged on photorealism, difficulty, aesthetics, and technical skill. Deadline for submissions is October 16th.
via Sep 9 – Avatech Launches ‘Render Us Speechless’ Contest.
Nissan and Designboom have partnered to bring us the “Think Outside the Parking Box” contest. Design a parking solution, showcasing the new Nissan “Quashqai” (not the foggiest idea how you pronounce that) for a chance to win up to € 5000 euro .
The urban parking challenge is open to innovative designers with a bold and daring vision. Design is an innovative field with an ever-growing number of mediums to create this parking renovation: graphic, video, urban, industrial, lighting, motion and more. Ideas may be delivered as videos, objects or illustrations.
You need to include a Qashqai model or a part of it (rear-view mirrors, grills, wheels, wheel caps…) in the final entry. The Qashqai model does not have to be necessary a part of the design itself. It should just be included somewhere in the final video, in the picture of your object, illustration or image depicting the design. A variety of images & videos of the Qashqai model are available to include in the entry as you wish to feature it.
via Think outside the parking box.
NVidia has partnered with TopCoder to roll out the new “CUDA Superher Challenge”, a series of contests targeted to CUDA programmers.
“We have the world’s largest competitive software development community representing more than 200 countries, and they are eager to display their talents in one of the fastest growing programming areas in the industry,” said Rob Hughes, president and chief operating officer at TopCoder. “We anticipate that the CUDA Superhero Challenge will generate many creative approaches to solving computing challenges and will result in game-changing innovations.”
The first contest will begin September 14th and run through September 25th, with $5000 in prizes awarded to five winners to be announced at the GPU Technology Conference. Full details can be found at www.topcoder.com/nvidia
via NVIDIA CUDA Superhero Challenge Sparks Competitive Fire for GPU Computing Developers.