VoxEdit Christmas Contest

The Sandbox
4 min readNov 29, 2023

Tis’ the season for voxel assets🔔🎵
Unwrap your creativity and put those magical voxel skills to the test in this fantastic seasonal VoxEdit contest 🎄

Download VoxEdit HERE to get started !

Theme:
Create a Christmas asset. Get festive by making a happy snowman, a mischievous elf or any other enchanting element that will capture the essence of Christmas. Infuse the magic of the holidays into voxel form.

Why should you participate in VoxEdit Contests?

  • Exciting prizes: Win SAND prizes, the ability to mint and sell your assets, NFT prizes and other prizes from IPs (minting and selling is only on selected contests so make sure you read to see if those contests are eligible)
  • Exposure: VoxEdit Contests are a brilliant way for you to develop and show off your asset creating skills. Where would games be if not for all the fantastic assets inside of them. Take part and we’ll showcase your work
  • Skill Enhancement: Refine your Voxel art skills. Explore new ideas and methods and create outside of your usual comfort zone with interesting themes.
  • Community Spirit: Take part in a fun and vibrant community of fellow creators and artists, where you can share your progress, exchange ideas, collab with others and learn tips and tricks.

🏆Prizes🏆

Regular Category

15,000 SAND will be split amongst the top entries in the following ways :

  • 1st place: 6,000 SAND
  • 2nd place: 3,500 SAND
  • 3rd place: 2000 SAND
  • 4th to 10th place : Each receives 500 SAND.

Beginner Category
5,000 SAND will be split amongst the top entries in the following ways:

  • 1st place: 1,500 SAND
  • 2nd place: 1,000 SAND
  • 3rd place: 750 SAND
  • 4th to 10th place: each receives 250 SAND.

*SAND prizes will now be sent on Polygon network.

IMPORTANT: KYC is needed to place in the top 3 or you need to be a verified creator. 4th — 10th place can earn rewards without KYC.

How to be a verified creator?

  • Have a studio linked with a GMF account. or
  • Have participated in 5 contests and placed top 10 during one of those times.

🗓️ Important dates!

  • Submissions open : 29th November
  • Submission deadline: 20th December 11:59PM UTC.
  • Results announced :13th January 2024

✅How To Submit Your Entry

  • Create a GIF of your fully animated asset. (We recommend using Gyazo).
  • Tweet your asset’s GIF mentioning @VoxEdit, @TheSandboxGame on Twitter. Make sure to include #VoxEditWeekly hashtags in your Tweet.
  • To finalize your submission, please fill out the following Google Form:
    https://forms.gle/seUoY4wDP5Dp46RY9

⚠️Important Entry Guidelines

  • Low quality entries or spammed entries with no effort put into their creation will be disqualified at The Sandbox’s discretion. The same goes for attempting to claim other people’s creations as your own — we’ll know.
  • Entries containing elements of any kind of discriminative or overly sexualised nature will be disqualified from the contest. Keep it family friendly.
  • Your submission must be original, made entirely by you. You cannot make an ASSET of a character that belongs to someone else (ie, Marvel, Disney, Sega etc).
  • Your entry must be made in The Sandbox’s free VoxEdit software (click here), available on Windows and Mac.
  • Make sure you have read and understood the VoxEdit Contest Guidelines.
  • Assets should not exceed more than 5000 faces and no more than 175 nodes.
  • The maximum size of an asset is 512 voxels tall (16 meters). Floor print should not exceed 512 x 512 x 512.
  • You can submit more than one entry.
  • Voting will be conducted internally by The Sandbox team.
  • By participating you agree Sandbox can use your entry artwork for promotional purposes.

💯Judging Criteria

Your asset will be judged based on the 6 criteria below. Each criterion follows a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being “very poor” and 5 being “very good”.

  • Creativity (How creative was the asset based on the theme?)
  • Usability (Versatility, different uses/ scale / Good collider interactions / Multiple animations).
  • Optimisation (Does this asset look optimised in Sandbox Game? Low face and node count is more optimised).
  • Aesthetics (Geometry, shape / Proportion / Colour Palette / Texture / Level of detail).
  • Quality of Animation (Was new animations added? Flow of the animation).
  • Level of Complexity (How difficult is the asset to make)

🧐New to VoxEdit Or Need Assistance?

IMPORTANT: While we have a deep appreciation for dioramas and their intricate beauty, we are seeking assets that can seamlessly integrate into gaming experiences. Thus, assets who are not practical and game-ready will get less points for the “Usability” criterion.

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