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How to Enter

Follow these steps and get your creative juices flowing.


Watch the announcement video and read the rules and regulations below.


Download the files provided by RedVertex:


Create a kickass image.


Submit your image by the end of day December 7, 2022 23:59 CEST (UTC+1) and relax with the satisfaction of a job well done.


Post your image in the D2 Community FB Group or on Instagram with #redvertexchallenge and #d2challenge.


Join us for the live judging stream on December 9, 2022.

info and Rules


Greetings, challengers! The task at hand is for you to develop a skyscraper facade in an urban setting. We have prepared facade elements, a couple of old New York style buildings and a whole building for you to use as a main focal point. There is also a massing model with boxes to help you along the way. 

BUT… don’t feel pressured to use our assets and develop the image based only on them. Use your imagination and feel free to develop something of your own. You can make your image could be the entire building seen from the street, or perhaps a detail of just the facade, where you can also see the interior. It is up to you to explore. Just make sure you keep it within an urban environment. Best of luck!

Do not forget to join our D2 Community Facebook Group to share your challenge related work with the rest of community prior to the live judging. 

If you have any problems or questions, please email us.

The winner will be chosen by the jury during a live stream deliberation on December 9, 2022 during the D2 Holiday Special.

Personal data collected via the submission form will be used for purposes of correspondence for the RedVertex Challenge. RedVertex will also have access to this personal information and may use it for contacting a specific artist or artists for the purpose of recruiting new talent. Bürowhat GmbH and RedVertex will not share this personal information with any other third party. If you would like to sign up for the D2 Newsletter, please check the appropriate box in the Challenge Submission form, or sign up here.

Most importantly, have fun, and we cannot wait to see what you come up with! 

– Create an image or images on the theme of a facade design
– Exterior images of any type showing a facade design are allowed.
– Using of the models provided by RedVertex is encouraged, but not required. 
– Multiple submissions are both allowed and encouraged. However, only one submission per entrant can be chosen as finalist to be featured on the live judging show.
– Teams are allowed, but any potential prize winnings will be shared.
– Submission in JPG format with a maximum file size of 10MB and a minimum 2000px on the longest side. (winners may be asked to provide higher resolution files or other formats)
– Post your image in the D2 Community Group or on Instagram with the tag #redvertexchallenge and #d2challenge.
– Deadline for submission is by 23:59 on December 7, 2022, at CET (UTC+1).

1st – 3rd place – A free course from The Lighthouse Academy

VW Art Club
1st – 3rd place – 1 year Wanderer or Studio subscription

Texture Supply
1st place – €500 in credits for Texture Supply textures / 2nd place – €200 in credits for Texture Supply textures / 3rd place –  €100 in credits for Texture Supply textures

Humano 3d
1st place – 3 Collections of 20x 3d people / 2nd place – 2 Collections of 20x 3d people / 3rd place – 1 Collection of 20x 3d people

Vermeer by Stableworks
1st place – 2 Vermeer timelapse HDRI packages + an additional collection of 5 Vermeer HDRIs
2nd place – 1 Vermeer timelapse HDRI package + an additional collection of 5 Vermeer HDRIs
3rd place – 1 Vermeer timelapse HDRI package + an additional collection of 5 Vermeer HDRIs
Bonus – A collection of 3 Vermeer HDRIs to all participants who have submitted an image of professional standard.

SiNi Software 
1st place – one year All Access subscription / 2nd place – one year Ignite subscription / 3rd place – one year Ignite subscription

1st place – six-month subscription to Cinema 4D / 2nd place – three-month subscription to Cinema 4D / 3rd place – three-month subscription to Cinema 4D

D2 Conferences
1st place – Registration to the D2 Vienna 2023 / 2nd place – 50% off registration to the D2 Vienna 2023 / 3rd place – 30% off registration to the D2 Vienna 2023

By taking part in the challenge, the entrant(s) agree to abide by the rules set forth here as well as allow the organizer, Bürowhat GmbH, to collect personal information for use during this challenge. 

The organizer has final say on the disqualification of entries due to non-compliance with the rules or in the case of obscene, violent, profane, or otherwise insensitive imagery. Disqualifications are at the discretion of the organizer and decisions are final.

The use of copyrighted material not belonging to the entrant in a submission will be grounds for immediate disqualification upon discovery, including after the challenge has concluded. Adherence to copyright laws is the sole responsibility of the entrant(s).

Eligibility for this challenge is void where prohibited. 

The judging of this challenge is determined by a panel of judges during a live streamed YouTube video. The decisions of the judges is final and cannot be appealed. By entering the challenge, you agree to accept the results of the live judging panel.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 places determined by the live judging panel. If, after the judging is final, one of the winning entries has been determined to break any of the rules set forth for this challenge, prizes may be revoked by the sponsors.

The administration of the prizes is the sole responsibility of each sponsor.

The jury

Andreas Lundgren

Andreas is one of the founders of TMRW, which is one of the fastest growing visualization companies in Scandinavia. Andreas began his career early in design and architecture, where the combination of digital graphics and architecture became the basis for a revolutionary approach.

Virginie Bourdin

Virginie Bourdin grew up in France between two worlds: one wild and artistic, the other entrepreneurial and pragmatic. Following studies in art and communication, she explored visual fields such as advertising and animation before dedicating herself to high-end VFX for Hollywood movies. At MPC London, a major post production house, Virginie created and managed the first film art department and was VFX Art Director and Head of Department for almost ten years. In 2015, she founded Art of Direction, which produces and supervises pre-production for major film clients such as CAPTAIN MARVEL AND JURASSIC WORLD. Additionally, she is now opening her wealth of experience to the fields of animation and architecture.

Nigel Hunt

Nigel a guru in architecture visualization. There are few areas that Nigel has not touched on in this field. As early as 1996, Nigel started his first studio, today he works as a consultant, mentor, director and image producer. Beyond all this, Nigel is also a co-founder of SiNi Software and 3Disciple Magazine.