Tomorrow 2019 Challenge – Started!
A new and exciting challenge is about to begin! Tomorrow is back for the 3rd time and looking for their next star. The best submission will be awarded 1000 Euro cash prize and a well-paid full-time position at Tomorrow with benefits such as social welfare, exercise bonus, field-trips and most of all become a proud Tomorrow team member.
You are invited to participate in Tomorrow’s recruitment process for 2019.
Big thanks to Peter Guthrie for providing his amazing set of photos taken for this building!
Your assignment is to create an absolutely stunning representation of Gunnar Asplund’s Library in the center of Stockholm. This year the Tomorrow challenge will be a bit more extensive than previous challenges.
The challenge should result in a set of 3 images where you are in charge of directing light, shading, composition, design, and story after your own liking.
The delivery should consist of :
- Exterior image.
- Interior image.
- An image of your liking.
We are looking for artists with technical problem-solving skills combined with a strong artistic sense. The images should be natural and realistic rather than over-styled.
This time, a model of the building and surrounding area will be provided for you. Get it here! (3dsMax 2015 file).
The competition will be judged upon creativity, working process, and the final result.
Schedule & Deliverables
Competition starts December 14th, 2018 and ends January 25th, 2019. Winner to be announced on February
You are expected to post updates on the Tomorrow 2018 Challenge Section that will go live on the blog by Friday, December 14th, 2017.
The final works are to be submitted, alongside the milestone updates on the blog, like a regular job application once complete with a 6-page PDF in A4 Landscape Format :
- page 1-3 : Final images.
- page 4 : Show your work in progress, sketches, palette, work in progress.
- page 5 : Show your references: mood, light, composition, props, etc.
- page 6 : Explain your working progress in words. Step by step, what the storyline, how did you break down the process, what difficulties did you have, what would you have done differently if you could redo the assignment
Ronen & Tomorrow 😉
As you wait for the start date,
Please JOIN NOW by starting to upload your progress!
and read the Interview with Nazarii, the winner of the Tomorrow 2017 Challenge!
Here is an example for the 6 paged PDF :
I am confused about the dates? Is the challage live or was this last year?
Not live yet, but announced – Starts next Friday, December 14th
Thanks Ronen 🙂
Hey Ronen and Tomorrow, i wanted to ask you about the process posts, is it necessary/an obligation to post them? or is it like last year where the winner never posted anything at all? Remember all the people that posted their process and all the hard work they put into it to meet all the requirements. But it didnt matter, is this year going to matter ?
Yes, it matters! I’ll pay special attention to this during the challenge duration. Once closed, only entries following the rules will be considered.
Past years winners all had a beautiful working process, so process matters.
Thank you Ronen! I mention this @Andreas Landgren because last year’s winner never posted Any update of his process or final image on this forum, so we are all hoping that this year will be fair.
I mention all this because Tomorrow AB and Ronen Bekerman lost a lot of credibility when it came to handle a type of contest like this, where there is an auditor who should be enforcing the rules, I imagine what the value that an office like this must pay to a forum that organizes a contest, precisely to enforce the rules! This goes hand in hand with a long delay in the selection of the finalists, and even more of the winner, not to mention that things get worse when Tomorrow is not officially pronounced before the irregularities in the selection process where evidently the fact that a contestant who did not meet all the requirements is the winner. This leads us to think that there are inconsistencies and strange situations when a winner is chosen.
The questions would be:
Is it worth setting up a contest like this where many people hope and invest their time to reach a job and that in the end the basic rules of the game are overlooked?
Why is it that in the end there is never a pronunciation in which these situations will be released, don’t the contestants deserve the slightest respect?
After all this, how do you want to win back the trust of the people who want to participate, I’m not talking about the people who do it as a hobby, I’m talking about the people who are interested in you in your business of “3D artists”?
We took all the comments from previous challenges in consideration. Posting progress is part of the challenge and we already know when the winner is going to be announced before we start -Winner to be announced on February 22nd, 2019!
The challenge is now LIVE!
Just wondering is the work must be written in English?
Tomorrow needs to comment on this too, but I would say “yes, but the images are what matters!” – so go ahead and start on Friday and we’ll figure out the English part 😉
Hi Zheng! Yes, you need to be able to communicate both verbally and in written English.
if im a student can i joint the challenge only for practice? or must i be an Architect or cg artist?
Sure you can! You don’t have to be either one – just be you 😉
Good luck… see you on Friday – Start Day.
I don’t quite understand the contest. Part of the prize is a full time position with them. Does that mean that only people who live near their studio or people willing to relocate are eligible for the contest?
Everyone is eligible for this contest, but if you aim to win and work at Tomorrow (one of their offices) you’ll need to be ready to make the move.
It’s 14th December when will the competition go live?
It is LIVE!
Link to files is provided above in the post, as well as in the milestone entry page here :
(populated with some test posts I made).
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
So this is a 3ds Max comp? Not for sketchup users?
And apparently only for people that have Max 2019???
Sorry about that. It was supposed to be a 2015 version file (the 2019 in the file name is for the challenge name).
Here is a 2015 file – https://we.tl/t-g3cjIqVU2F
This is a visualization challenge! The most thing is what you do with the tool… not the tool. I will let Tomorrow add their take on this, but this challenge is open for all and FBX + OBJ files are provided so that anyone using and 3d app can make use of these.
Hi Ronen, i am a huge fan of your visualizations and this is going to be my first time ever participating in a contest for visuals. Dont have much experience or sense compared to most of the participants but eager to learn by taking part. Thankyou for this oppurtunity.
Thank you so much Maaz! I wish you the best of luck and looking forward seeing your progress 😉
Hey I am quite not getting were should i upload my process??
Start here – https://www.ronenbekerman.com/tomorrow-challenge-2019-cards/
You can see all entries on it and use the button to start your own upload.
This contest looks very promising!
I just wanted to ask a quick question in regards to any site pictures available. Is this something that we could download from a package or should we use our own resources? – I might have missed those on the post, but it would be great and very helpful if you could please confirm this and/or provide a link (if there is any!).
I would say that this is part of the challenge as well. You can use any information you find online or have personally.
Start with the archdaily link provided in the post and there are also images in the challenge milestone gallery by Peter Guthrie that I’ve added to test the upload system.
Hi Ronen, I have just a few questions…
We got the 3dsmax base file, but should we create some new things or enhance the building with some new design ideas in exterior and interiors? Or change finishes, lightings…
The focus is just about shadding, lighting, mood and etc? I’m bit confused…
Here you go :
“Your assignment is to create an absolutely stunning representation of Gunnar Asplund’s Library in the center of Stockholm. We are looking for artists with technical problem-solving skills combined with a strong artistic sense. The images should be natural and realistic rather than over-styled.”
are you allowed to render in lumion in max model?
Yes there is no limitation on what type of render engine you are using.
Good luck, looking forward seeing your process.
If I only submit the final PDF file, my work will not be valid. Do I always upload my work process at any time?
What does (Concept, Work Process, Final Entry) mean on this page.https://www.ronenbekerman.com/enter-tomorrow-2019-challenge/
You can’t submit just the final PDF without sharing your process. The concept is your initial idea for the visuals, let’s keep this open. Work process updates should be about modeling, texturing, lighting, landscaping, etc. and Final – well, this is your grand finale. The PDF and all else you like to say.
The concept is just text to illustrate? Do you need to match images and files?
Can I see the concept of other people? And where can I see it?
Project Featured Image refers to the picture of this competition?
Does Additional Project Images refer to the reference picture?
Sir I have doubt how I submit my process , if I submit as a whole or step by step daily process
Step by step is the way to do it
Hey Ronen and Tomorrow, I’m really excited to be a part of this competition. I just have a quick question- can you elaborate on this part of the challenge please?
“The images should be natural and realistic rather than over-styled.”
Thank you! This will be helpful in my planning process
Hi Joel, hope you have enjoyed the holidays. Sorry for the late reply, we have all been enjoying ours 😉
As the main price is employment at our company, you should be able to match our style of images. They are more to the “natural and realistic” side than the “over-styled”. So check the work we do on our homepage and it should give you a good idea.
Hi Ronen and Tomorrow
I have a question.
Do you need a work permit in the UE in order to participate or win?
No, you don’t need to have a work permit to participate or win.
We will help the winner with the correct work permit.
Best of luck in the competition!
Just wanted to clarify. Are there any requirements/preferences regarding viewpoints? In the rules you’ve only mentioned: “exterior image”, “interior image”.
None at all. I can only refer you to our website for an overall idea on style. Viewpoints are all up to you! Extra points for really good compositions 😉
Best of luck.
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I have a quick question about the PDF format. It says the PDF should be in A4 landscape, what if we have a vertical image? Should we still present that landscape? I feel like a lot of subtlety would be lost in sizing a rendering down like that. Thanks!
I write you because I would like to know about how can I upload the final PDF. Could you please give me the instructions for uploading it.
As a milestone update marked as final (via the droplist in the form) – this will show the PDF upload field
Thanks Ronen, is this year different from last year? I don’t have to apply for the job?
also, is there a limit for the PDF size is terms of MB?
I also want to know where to upload a PDF file thanks
You’ll need to post this as a milestone update…
Mark it as final (via the droplist in the form) – this will show the PDF upload field
hey ronen the dead line is 23:59 24-1 right ? I.E tomorrow before midnight
Friday the 25th is the last day you have to work on this project and upload it before end of the day ie 23.59 Friday Central European Time.
In the page it says that there are already 0 days left, there won’t be no problem if I upload my pdf tomorrow?
0 days is shown when less than 24hr is left. Sorry for that math glitch – so still time to submit
Hey Ronen, I’ve submitted my PDF and images via the milestone update, do I also need to fill out and submit a resume and PDF via the Job Blog as well? Thanks!
No need this time around – I am gathering the info from the milestone updates
I was about to upload my work at this precise moment when the page tells me that the time has ended, I loooooooked out for EUROPEAN CENTRAL TIME and it its currently 11:08…so…I still have time…what is happening? this is the most unfair thing ever.
not to worry. please send via wetransfer to my email [email protected]. this is relevant to all those who did not manage to upload in the final hours
I have the same problem as Ahmed. I cannot upload files.
See my reply to Ahmed
Is sharing My images on behance and other social media groups ok with tomorrow team or is it not
Best you wait with this…
hey ronen and tomorrow..,. i was wondering if i still have a chance of winning even if i only posted my final images and not my process on the forum ?
Hi Ronen and Tomorrow. Silence is everywhere! Where can I see the results? Who is the winner? Or did I miss something?
Hi Denis… Results going live tomorrow, Monday the 25th (it was updated and announced on January 28th via social media, but I did not change the final date here… sorry about that).
WINNER OF THE TOMORROW CHALLENGE 2019
The Tomorrow 2019 Challenge comes to a conclusion today with the announcement of the Winner.
Tomorrow would like to thank all of the incredible artists that contributed to our amazing images. We were extremely impressed to see all the hard work, the talent, and dedication that you put into this Challenge.
Tomorrow is proud to announce Nicolo Paolino as the winner of The Tomorrow Challenge 2019.
With his set of images, he made a great interpretation of Asplund’s Stockholm City Library.
His work shows a talent for working with references, eye for details and mood & lightning.
Thank you to everyone that participated in this Challenge!