Oculus Medium Announces Annual Pumpkin Sculpting Contest

Time to carve some pumpkins in virtual reality.

As the month of October continues and we get closer to Halloween, the Oculus Medium team have announced that they are holding their annual pumpkin sculpting contest once again. This is a chance for users of the virtual reality (VR) sculpting application, Oculus Medium, to get creative and create their own pumpkin for a chance to win some prizes.

Oculus Medium Pumpkin

Revealed on the Oculus forum, the annual pumpkin sculpting contest is inviting people to create a pumpkin for one of the two categories. This can be a simple Jack-o-lantern carving or an advanced pumpkin object or scene, which must be made from using the base pumpkin sculpt which can be downloaded from the Medium Newsfeed here. The final submission must be three photos of the finished sculpt and/or a 20-second video that showcases off your creation.

There are a number of rules for the contest that must be followed in order to take part. This includes using the base pumpkin sculpt as a starting point for the finished product. All screenshots and videos must be taken within Oculus medium using the internal photo and video tools and submissions must be shared to a users Oculus Medium web gallery. There can only be one entry per participant and they must be 18 years of age or older and from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland or Japan. Of course, all submissions must be original designs.

Oculus Medium header

Once you have finished and submitted your entry it will be put up against the judges who will review entities and award points for a number of different reasons. 30 points will be awarded for the following criteria: Design creativity and uniqueness, interpretation and clarity of theme to the judges/viewers, and built as a standing object (can be 3D printed and imported into Oculus Home). 10 points will be awarded for presentation and the choice of using pictures or a video will not be counted against the submission or awarded points.

The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2018 at 11:59pm PT and more information on the full contest rules and submission process can be found here. The winner of the contest will get to win a 3D printed prize from the Oculus Medium team but details on this have not been revealed yet. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on Oculus Medium in the future so stay tuned for more.

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