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A Commonweal CG competition: Share One Planet 
By shareoneplanet on Oct 22, 2010 11:42 AM
“Share One Planet” Wild Animals CG Art Elites Invitational Competition



Introduction
“Share One Planet” Wild Animals CG Art Elites Invitational Competition is organized by Wild Animals Cultural Project Fund, China Foundation for the Development of Social Culture, China Institute of Strategy and Management (CISM), the International Association of Computer Graphics Artists (IACGA), China Association for Global Development under the United Nations and co-organized by leewiART International Computer Graphic (CG) Art Promoting Organization and Beijing Imperial Court Development Company Ltd. CG elite artists from all over the world will participate in and promote CG art and appeal for protecting wildlife. The theme of the art gathering Share One Planet reflects our artistic ideology as well as our attitude towards wildlife.

As industrialization and urbanization deepens, environment issues loom large. Over the past century, the extinction rate of species was 100 times faster than the natural rate. Each day has witnessed more than 100 species die away and a growing number of wild animals losing their territories. The topic of Share One Planet then becomes highly relevant. Through this art gathering, we hope the general public pays more attention to wildlife protection.

“Share One Planet” Wild Animals CG Art Elites Invitational Competition is the first global competition of “Share One Planet” series. The competition will invite CG masters worldwide to take part in. Winners will be awarded with prize money as well as special designed golden, silver and copper trophies. Winning entries of the competition will be first exhibited in China and then toured internationally. The Organizers hope the platform of “Share One Planet” can be built for encouraging artists to create meaningful and inspiring CG works to our times, for promoting great CG artists and for raising attention to wild animals even global environment protection by employing the power of art.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.shareoneplanet.org
Send your works to: shareoneplanet@gmail.com, and selected artist will be granted with an invitation code.
You also can find us on the MSN and SKYPE:
MSN: shareoneplanet@gmail.com
SKYPE: shareoneplanet

Competition Schedules
Submission: August 1st, 2010 – February 28th, 2011 (BJT, GMT+8)
Judging: March 1st, 2011 – April 1st, 2011 (BJT, GMT+8)
Awards Announcement: April 15th, 2011 (BJT, GMT+8)


Global Perspective of ShareOnePlanet Project

“Share One Planet” Wild Animals CG Art Elites Invitational Competition is a global invitational competition. It welcomes CG artists from all over the world. CG, with its unique creation method spreads and is shared on the internet far beyond the traditional art forms. This gathering plans to invite a total of 2400 artists, among whom 926 from Europe, 590 from the United States, 281 from China, 220 from Asia’s non-Chinese-speaking areas, 187 from Australia, Latin America and Africa, 162 from Canada. By using different artistic styles and subjects, artists of diverse backgrounds make the contest an unprecedented global meeting. The competition is now under smooth operation. Many invited artists have already sent their work, by which we have been enlightened by their originality and boldness in concept and design.

As a high level competition, it has partnered with CGSociety, ImagineFX, 3DCreative and 2DArtist, 3D Total, Chinavisual, cgw and 32d and they are of the most influential representatives in this field.
The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. It supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art.
ImagineFX is a magazine focuses on CG art and is published in UK, which has a sweeping impact in European industry. The artworks and artists it published represent the latest trend in CG world.
3DCreative and 2DArtist are two monthly e-zines co-published by Zoo Publishing and 3D Total, which is in a very high level in industry organizations and has a large quantity of readers in the world. It won 3D and 2D practitioners’ and learners’ hearts by its massive information and numerous tutorials.
Chinavisual is the most influential portal site of initiative vision. It is a leading web media, an industry server provider and a society for creative people’s interactivity, to serve Chinese and worldwide initiative vision.
cgw and 32d are the most influential monthly magazine and monthly e-zine in Chinese CG industry. They have a widespread influence among CG artists and fans.

ShareOnePlanet is the first competition cooperated and co-organized by Chinese and International top CG art organizations. These Medias all are good partners of leewiART, and their participation echoes with the theme of this grand meeting and surely will be a “ShareOnePlanet” visual of CG world.


Marriage between CG Art and Commonweal
This competition incorporates wildlife protection to CG first time in history. It is a great try with significance in these aspects:

First, the art market is a niche market with a limited number of audiences. When artists combine art with public benefit activities, they will have more audiences.

Second, usually, CG creation has featured artist’s fantastic thinking and spirituality. But this theme of Share one planet has introduced CG art to the general public. In this way, the artwork will become more valuable because they have positively impact the real world.
Third, GC’s marriage with public activities will spread green ideals of ecological protection and improving environment.

It becomes a trend that art campaign is integrated with public activities as demonstrated by Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) Second Annual Contemporary Art Auction. The auction funds clinical care, fosters research to help understand the causes of childhood cancers and blood disorders, and sponsors fellowship training of pediatricians in the subspecialty of pediatric hematology and oncology, and that has been applauded by the general public as well as the art community. From previous events, this organization has full confidence in the cooperation between art and public activities. This competition incorporates CG art to environment protection and will impress the public in a profound way. In future, this organization hopes to launch more campaigns incorporating CG art to environment issues and charity. And therefore, CG art will become more audience-friendly and benefit society in an immediate approach.

Since the beginning of this invitation competition, we have received positive feedback from both the CG community and the public. CG artists feel inspired, their enthusiasm and creativity skyrocketed.
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