We're excited to inform you that submissions for Meet Mat 3, our annual digital art contest, are officially open! This year's edition, sponsored by Adobe, is tailored for your students and alumni with less than 1 year of professional experience.
Adobe introduced our little mascot with the first Meet MAT contest back in 2017, and he has become quite a sensation. With hundreds of paint jobs, a dedicated book, collectible figurines, and various 3D printed versions, MAT has been busy! And now, MAT is back, having evolved a bit.
What's Meet Mat 3 All About?
Meet Mat 3 invites your students to showcase their creativity and talent using Substance 3D Painter to texture MAT. The best part? The design brief is wide open, allowing them the freedom to explore any theme and style imaginable. It's their chance to let their imagination run wild and create something truly unique.
- For Emerging Artists: This contest is exclusively designed for digital artists in the early stages of their career. It's the perfect opportunity for your students to gain exposure, connect with industry experts, and kickstart their creative journey.
- Exciting Prizes: The prize pool is extensive, featuring top-tier rewards such as a Dell Workstation, Lenovo Laptop, Asus Zenbook Pro, NVIDIA GeForce RTX, Wacom Cintiq Displays and Tablets, Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions, incredible 3D prints, and more. Early entries give your students a higher chance of winning exciting surprises!
- Training & Support: Your students can engage in Mat Masterclasses, live Q&A sessions, and receive valuable feedback from our judges. It's not just a contest; it's a learning opportunity for them to enhance their skills using Adobe Substance 3D tools.
How to Enter:
- Download the Essentials: Get Substance 3D Painter here and the MAT scene file from our Dropbox Folder.
- Submit Their Entry: Click the "Submit Entry" button on the official Meet Mat 3 contest page, and they can start bringing MAT to life using Substance 3D Painter.
- Share Their Progress: Encourage your students to regularly update their entry page to showcase the different stages of their creative process. It's not just about the final result; we want to see their artistic journey.
- Entries Open: November 20, 2023
- Entries Close: January 5, 2024
- Finalists Announced: January 15, 2024
- Winners Revealed: January 23, 2024
Don't Miss Out!
Don't let your students miss out on this incredible opportunity! Encourage them to submit their entry today and join us in the vibrant world of digital art. Together, let's make Meet Mat 3 an unforgettable experience for them!
For more information, they can read the contest rules.