Call for Entries: Submit an Architectural Rendering for a Chance to Win Professional V-Ray Software!

Two top winners of the One Rendering Challenge will receive a 12 month V-Ray Collection subscription worth up to $700.

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Any architect, designer or student that has created a computer-generated architectural model will know that achieving the desired level of realism can be a huge challenge. Thankfully, software like V-Ray — Chaos Group‘s hugely popular rendering application — makes it infinitely easier to create visualizations full of light, texture, ambience and atmosphere.

We’re therefore delighted to announce a new prize for the 3rd Annual One Rendering Challenge — 2 top winners and 10 commended entries will receive a valuable V-Ray license to supercharge their renderings! Submit your best, narrative-driven architectural visualization to be in the running for $2,500 and this powerful software:

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Chaos Group is offering two Grand Prize Winners a 12 month V-Ray Collection license — an all-in-one package that includes V-Ray, Phoenix, Chaos Vantage, Chaos Cloud & Chaos Scans in a single collection — worth $700. Further to this, 10 Commended Entrants will receive a a 12 month license for V-Ray, Corona or Pheonix (your choice), worth up to $325. It takes the combined total value of prizing for this season’s One Rendering Challenge — not including publication value — to more than $9,000.

“V-Ray is built for architecture,” says Chaos Group. “It connects seamlessly with the top 3D modeling and design applications used in architectural visualization, including 3ds MaxRevitRhinoSketchUp, and Unreal. V-Ray’s full suite of tools allows you to render anything you can imagine, from early massing models to photorealistic imagery, animation — and even VR presentations of your final designs.”

V-Ray was developed to make the rendering process fast and simple at every stage of design, with a raytracer that’s designed for quality, optimized for speed, and ready to scale. The software is also built to handle complex models and the most intricate scenes, using its arsenal of industry-proven features, including Adaptive Lights, Proxy Objects, and Distributed Rendering.

It’s an ideal complement to any architect or rendering artist’s favorite modeling application, and makes for a compelling addition to this year’s One Rendering Challenge prize package.

Clip from Chaos Group’s Architectural Showreel

Competition Brief

The brief for the One Rendering Challenge is beautifully simple: Create one, singular rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can:

  • Be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale.
  • Take the form of a perspective, parallel projection, section, abstract or any other image format.
  • Be an existing rendering that you have created in past years, or a new creation.

As long as it is a computer generated visualization that portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.

Clip from Chaos Group’s Architectural Showreel


The full list of prizes for the 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is now as follows:

Two top winners (1 Student and 1 Non-Student) will receive:

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • 12 month V-Ray Collection license, courtesy of Chaos Group
  • Exclusive Interview on Architizer Journal
  • Publication in Winners’ Announcement
  • Promotion to 4M+ on Architizer’s Social Media Channels

10 Commended Entrants will receive:

  • 12 month V-Ray license for your choice of software, courtesy of Chaos Group
  • Publication in Winners’ Announcement
  • Promotion to 4M+ on Architizer’s Social Media Channels

100 Finalists will be published on Architizer Journal and seen by thousands of architects and designers through our social media channels:

  • Facebook (1.8 Million Followers)
  • Instagram (1.5 Million Followers)
  • Twitter (1.2 Million Followers)

You can see all the competition details on the One Rendering Challenge website.

So, what are you waiting for?! Submit your best rendering for the competition before the Entry Deadline on December 4th, and share your art with the world:

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Top image: Rendering by S / O, showcased in Chaos Group’s Architectural Showreel

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