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$1000: Seastead 3-D Design Contest - UPDATE
show user profile  ejacobhansen
Hi Maxers!

This is an update to The Seasteading Institute 3-D design contest which really It is a chance for you to design something quite unusual and meaningful.

To sum up: The Seasteading Institute (TSI) is at the moment looking for talented designers to construct a seastead using 3-D modeling software. A seastead is a floating platform that allows people to permanently settle the ocean as they do land. Professional naval engineers have already designed a bare platform. What you build on the platform is up to you. It may be a hospital, a casino, a residential community, a cricket stadium, or something entirely different. Be creative!

Winning designs will be rewarded with cash prizes up to $1000, be featured on the TSI website, in our press materials (we’ve already been featured in Wired and on Slashdot), and on our merchandise. The deadline is May 1st, 2009.

The deadline for The Seasteading Institute 3-D design Contest is 1st of May.

For a detailed list of prizes and official rules, please see:

Also the FAQ section on the homepage is now updated!

Good luck!

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3/28/2009 8:53:17 AM (last edit: 3/28/2009 8:53:17 AM)
show user profile  Cylon
Good Luck to you too, finding a skilled 3D artist willing to invest time into a project that may pay a measly $1000.
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3/28/2009 8:57:22 AM (last edit: 3/28/2009 8:57:22 AM)
show user profile  mathias-soeholm
I could really use $1000 Not that im a skilled artist though..

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3/28/2009 11:30:18 AM (last edit: 3/28/2009 11:30:33 AM)
show user profile  horizon
I don't think 1k would be enough for this kind of project even if it was a payment offer, not a prize in a contest...

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3/28/2009 1:49:16 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 1:49:43 PM)
show user profile  mathias-soeholm
Faq from page
The prizes are way too small. I want more money!
We are a non-profit organization working on a thin budget, trying to make the world a better place. We know that the prizes are not a lot compared to the amount of work involved. Our goal with the prize amounts is to provide an incentive (which we can afford) for people to contribute their time and talent to a good cause. Plus, you get the chance to design something quite unusual along the way. If we could afford to offer $10,000, we absolutely would!

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3/28/2009 1:58:37 PM (last edit: 3/28/2009 1:59:36 PM)
show user profile  Dave
We've had this discussion before, sure it's not a great deal of money but it's 1000x better than the normal excuses we read/hear. There are a lot of people who will do work like this for free purely for a portfolio boost if they'll be looking for work soon, now these aren't the kind of people who own the softwares they use on a legitimate level, but still... it's something.

As a comparison, just think of all the people looking to get into the games industry who devote their free time to working on mods, for absolutely nothing except boosting their portfolio. I think there's absolutely nothing wrong with offering a prize value. You'll either want to do it for the money, your portfolio, or both. And if you don't... then just walk away! No sense in getting all frustrated over it.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/29/2009 6:13:10 AM (last edit: 3/29/2009 6:13:10 AM)
show user profile  Undersky
And remember that you may use the student version of 3ds max to participate in contests.
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3/29/2009 6:17:35 AM (last edit: 3/29/2009 6:17:35 AM)
show user profile  BLoSk
Are you sure about that Undersky? Contests without a prize I can imagine.
Let's say someone wins this contest while using a student version and gets the 1k, then he/she essentially made money using the student version, which is why they don't let you use it professionally, so I can imagine this is not allowed either.


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3/29/2009 11:30:41 AM (last edit: 3/29/2009 11:31:01 AM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
i'd love to know if i can use 3d in contests. if i can it's back to one of those awesome websites where companies want designs by kids..... lol, oh no! the competition has crayons!
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3/29/2009 3:15:29 PM (last edit: 3/29/2009 3:15:29 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
uhhhh, last i checked... the prize was moved up to 2000...

you guys going back on what you posted? not good for your credibility.

-Marko Mandaric

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3/30/2009 1:37:14 AM (last edit: 3/30/2009 1:37:14 AM)
show user profile  StevegeK
First price is $1000
Other prices are a total of $1000

So you could in $1000, or 4 other things worth $250 each.

Quite a funny contest, go kart track might be fun lol. About the software: you're allowed to use Google Sketchup which you can download from free...

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3/30/2009 2:08:30 AM (last edit: 3/30/2009 2:08:30 AM)
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