For the third year in a row, NVIDIA worked with the National Stereoscopic Association to sponsor a 3D digital image competition called the Digital Image Showcase, which is shown at the NSA convention - held this past June in Michigan.
This year, the 3D Digital Image Showcase competition consisted of 294 images, submitted by 50 different makers. Entrants spanned the range from casual snapshooters to both commercial and fine art photographers. The competition was judged by Cassie Kaufman, Susan Pinsky and David Starkman, all experienced 3D photographers and NSA members. Their selection criteria included good composition and lighting, high drama and impact, and, of course, effective use of 3D. There were a number of excellent images submitted, and after an initial run through of the entire batch, the judges narrowed it down to eight top images. Further discussion then resulted in the selection of the three winners:
First Place: Explosive Fireworks by Oleg Vorobyoff
Second Place: Gilded Hall by David Kesner
Third Place: Full Moon Over Point San Pedro by Oleg Vorobyoff
Thank you to all those who entered and supported this year’s competition, and congratulations to our winners.
NVIDIA extends a special thanks to David W. Kuntz, 2013 3D Digital Imaging Showcase Chairman, for his considerable help in organizing this year's competition.
Stephanie Ann Blythe
Peter & Ann Bosted