KitBash3D Launches Mission to Minerva Community Art Challenge

The contest runs now through December 2, 2022, with guest judges from ILM, Riot Games, NASA, Netflix & CD Projekt Red. All participants receive free premium Kits, training resources, and the opportunity to win great prizes.

KitBash3D team invites creatives to join the Mission to Minerva, a new global community art challenge. The mission: build a galaxy. Artists will get access to a free, 3D asset Kit filled with everything a spacefaring explorer needs, from cargo ships, terrain rovers, modular habitats, and terraformers to use as they build their own space settlement concept art or animation. Creations will be seen by top entertainment recruiters and art directors, and challengers have the chance to win great prizes.

As part of Mission to Minerva, KitBash3D has created free basic training tutorials to teach new and seasoned artists everything they need to know to build their first 3D world or animation in Blender and Unreal Engine 5. Anyone interested in joining the challenge can get their free Kit, and training on the official website.

Mission to Minerva presents artists with a unique challenge to flex their creativity, hone new skills, and showcase their talent while teaming up to build a new fictional star system.

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“Community is at the heart of everything that we do at KitBash and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off Mission to Minerva with everyone. Seasoned 3D artists and beginners alike will have everything they need to create their own virtual world and contribute to this community-generated galaxy.”, shared KitBash3D Co-Founder Banks Boutté.

How to Enter

To compete in the challenge, use the free Mission to Minerva Kit to build your own world in concept art (still image) or in motion (animation). All artists must submit their work via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or ArtStation using the official hashtag #KB3Dchallenge.


Artwork will be seen by top entertainment recruiters and art directors. They include:

  • Shannon Wiggins, Talent Acquisition, ILM
  • Paullina Weeks, Talent Acquisition, Netflix
  • Michael Lentz, Art Director, NASA
  • Devon Fay, Art Director, Riot Games
  • Pawel Mielniczuk, Art Director, CD Projekt Red


Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions for both the Concept Art Awards and In-Motion Awards categories. Prizes include NVIDIA RTX 4080 graphics cards, Wacom Cintiq 16, a 9-month subscription from CG Spectrum, annual subscriptions to The Gnomon Workshop and ArtStation Pro, and loads of Kits from KitBash3D. 


NVIDIA, Wacom, Unreal Engine, ArtStation, The Gnomon Workshop, The Rookies, and CG Spectrum join KitBash3D on the mission.


The final submission deadline is December 2nd, and the challenge winners will be announced on December 20th.

About KitBash3D 

KitBash3D enables and inspires creators of the virtual frontier. They produce and distribute libraries of fully customizable 3D models comprising more than 10,000 premium assets used to create everything from futuristic utopias, to devastated war zones, cyberpunk underworlds, bustling modern metropolises, and much more. Since 2017, KitBash3D assets have been used on hundreds of feature film, television, and video game projects to bring immersive, cinematic, and interactive worlds to life for entertainment companies including Marvel, Netflix, Warner Bros, HBO, EA, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, 2K Games, as well as thousands of independent artists around the world. You may learn more information about KitBash3D here.

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  • Druzhkov Aleksei

    The ship awaits takeoff, all aboard)
    Yoo-hoo and a Bottle of Space Rum ^_^


    Druzhkov Aleksei

    ·a year ago·

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