We would like to congratulate Johnny Yip for his excellent entry 'The Last
Guardian', which has taken first place as the judges clear favourite. Apart
from its wonderful ambience it is a superb use of POV-Ray for modelling,
with the entire source (available for download from the website) taking only
75kb zipped (300kb uncompressed).
Johnny wins a superb Appro dual Opteron workstation valued at $10,000.
Appro are manufacturers of high-performance
workstations, storage, and cluster solutions, whose hardware is ideal for
running such CPU-intensive applications as POV-Ray.
Second place is taken by Jaime Vives Piqueres with his photorealistic entry
titled 'The Kitchen'. Jaime now has the task of selecting $2,500 worth of
goods from Zazzle.com as he is the
winner of a Zazzle shopping spree! Zazzle is a unique user-to-user creative
marketplace based on the WWW where folks can buy and sell custom products
such as posters, prints, cards, and apparel. The top 25 images will be made
available in poster form from Zazzle in due course.
Third place goes to Ziga Petric (a.k.a. 'Newt') for his futuristic
nano-vision 'Dissolution'. Ziga will join Jaime browsing Zazzle's virtual
aisles as the winner of a $1,000 zazzle shopping spree.
Fourth place is occupied by two images, which were so close together that
rather than choose one over the other, it was decided to award a joint
fourth place. Zazzle graciously agreed to provide the same prize to both
entrants. Both Douglas Eichenberg and Rene Bui will receive a Zazzle
colossal poster for their entries. Douglas submitted a surreal rendering
titled 'Victoria's World', which impressed the judges though its level of
detail. Rene submitted a quite detailed and artistic take on Jan Vermeer's
'Girl With A Pearl Earring' entitled 'Twin Girls With A Pearl Earring'.
Fifth place was not awarded given the dual fourth place mentioned above.
The full list of primary places is given below.
We would like to thank all entrants for their effort and time and we hope
that you all enjoy browsing the excellent contributions to POVCOMP 2004.
The entries can be viewed at the competition website.