The Gathering 2012 At the end of the universe

"Babe Runner" by Anne Marte Markussen. Winner of The Gathering 2011 Freestyle Graphics.

Freestyle Graphics 

Create an original image with your computer, using any tools and techniques you like.

This competition is for any picture created with a computer as the primary tool. There are no limitations on style or content - as long as you comply with the rules.


  1. Hand-in

    Entries in this competition must be delivered through the web-based compo system.

    The entry must be delivered as a Zip or RAR archive containing the following items:

    • The picture in 16:9 format, preferably and no less than 1280*720 pixels. This is to ensure that the entry won't need scaling when shown on the bigscreen. This also means you can not submit an entry in portrait orientation.
    • At least three in-progress pictures, showing the workflow.

    Use the following file names in your archive:

    • Compo version: title-yourname.png
    • In-progress pictures: title-yourname-wip-xx.png (xx being numbers, lowest number being the earliest stage)
  2. Allowed formats

    • PNG (.png)
    • JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg)

    We recommend that you deliver your entry as PNG, as it is a lossless format.

    In-progress pictures must also be in JPEG or PNG format.

  3. Text in pictures

    There should not be any text in the picture, unless it is part of a texture or is part of the picture in a logical way (i.e., if you make a picture of a car, you are obviously allowed to equip it with license plates).

  4. Originality

    All elements of the picture must be created by you, on a computer. This prohibits use of fonts, clip-art, photos, stuff you "found" at deviantArt and so on.

    The motive of your entry must be your own idea. This means you cannot use characters or concepts from movies, video games or any other aspect of popular culture.

    Brushes are considered tools, not elements. This means that you are allowed to use brushes not made by you.

    You may use a scanned paper sketch (drawn by you) as a work step. If you do so, include this as a work-in-progress-shot.

    Specifically, we do not allow images competing in the Rendered Graphics competition to enter this competition.

  5. Voting

    A maximum of 25 entries will be shown in this compo. The winner will be chosen from a combination from popular vote and jury vote.

  6. Prizes (in NOK)

    • 1st prize 10 000,-
    • 2nd prize 5000,-
    • 3rd prize 2500,-
  7. General rules

    The general rules for The Gathering 2012 creative competitions apply to this compo.