Mac Based 3D Art Contest Underway is sponsoring the first annual Golden Teapot Awards for Excellence in 3D Design & Illustration. The contest, sponsored in part by 3D powerhouse Alias|Wavefront, allows users to showcase their 3d creations for a chance to win some outstanding prizes. According to

Sponsored by 3dNY.ORG and supported by industry giants Alias|Wavefront, auto*des*sys, dvGarage and others who are offering up thousands of dollars in award prizes for the first "Golden Teapot Awards for Excellence in 3D Design & Illustration"

The contest is open to all 3dNY members (membership is free!) and submission page is on our website at The deadline is a very lucky Friday July 13th! All entrees appear in the online gallery and BEST OF SHOW WINNERS will be on display at 3dNYis MACWORLD EXPO NY booth #1843 on Wednesday the 18th and Friday the 20th.

Grand Prize is a copy of auto*des*sysi FORM-Z RADIOZITY (retail $2390), their most powerful top-of-the-line 3D product. Catagory winners choose from the MAYA GIFT BUNDLE, FACT MODEL DISK, LEARN LIGHTWAVE SEMINAR, 3DTOOLKIT.

Related news, was just launched earlier today and is the replacement for, may it rest in peace. The change is in response to the tremendous growth since being founded by Lance Evans and Sara Sprague just 6 months ago.

The entry deadline is next Friday, July 13th. You can find more information at the Web site.