• Final deadline 30 November 2019
  • Winners will be announced on 2nd December 2019


  • Image submissions must be finished in CG
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per person
  • Entrants need to be over 18
  • This is a National competition


  • Anyone!
  • Professionals
  • Students (*must be over 18)
  • Freelancers
  • Studios
  • Hobbyists


  • Full Commercial subscription of either *Maya/3ds Max valid for a year
  • AND a Huion tablet.

    *This is not an Auto renew License
    • Total value of the prize is over R22 000

Huion Giano WH1409 Tablet



Autodesk together with Modena Media and Entertainment are thrilled to launch an Autodesk Art Challenge. The winning image will be selected by a panel of Judges from The Animation Xchange and AnimationSA organization. The winner will win a full subscription of Maya or 3ds Max valid for a year (Value of over R18,000.00) and a Huion Giano WH1409 Tablet (valued at R3500.00)


We want you to create an “Afrofuturistic” alternate universe.

What if history as we know it was totally different? What if Africa was a world super power? What if technology around the world was inspired by Africa ingenuity? What if climate change wasn’t a problem and we lived in harmony with our environment? What if humans were peaceful custodians of the earth? What would our clothing look like? Our buildings? Our environment?

Use any of Autodesk’s tools to create a finished render of your new world and upload on Instagram 


  • Please feel free to follow @AnimXchange and @Modenam.e

  • Use the hashtag #animxchangecontest and tag us on Instagram

  • NB : Name your alternate world in the caption of all your submission, tell us what Autodesk software you used and upload.

  • Formats allowed:
    • Landscape (1.91:1) 1080px width
    • Portrait (4:5) 1080 x 1350px
  • If you do not have an Instagram account, please email your entry to and we will post on your behalf. If The file size is larger than 5MB, please send a link via “wetransfer” or “yousendit”


Download a trial version of the software you require here.

3DS Max Trial download
• Maya Trial download
As long as the Primary software for this competition is an Autodesk product, you are welcome to use complementary products from other vendors to impress the judges with your creativity.


  • Image submissions must be finished in CG

  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason
  • No entries will be accepted after 30th November 2019
  • The prizes are stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.
  • The winner will be notified by email, in person and on Instagram.
  • The judges decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The competition and these terms and conditions, will be governed by South African law.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/ her name and image and submissions in any publicity material as well as their entry.
    Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram or any other social network.
  • AnimationXchange reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control
  • AnimationXchange reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control