The task for contestants is to create a matte painting image that shows scale changes, whether it be distance variation -- that is, near the camera -- to things far away, or scale variation.
The judges for the completion include an all-star cast of digital artists working on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters: Frederic St-Arnaud , David Burroughs Mattingly , Ronn Brown , Alp Altiner , Kent Matheson , Jaime Hernández Jasso , Lubos Gerardo Surzin , Jorik Dozy  and Rich Mahon .
3D Total is sponsoring the contest with subscriptions to 2D Artist Magazine :
1st Place: 12-month subscription
2nd Place: 6-month subscription
3rd Place: 3-month subscription
The deadline for entries is October 31, 2012 (11:59 PM - Pacific Standard Time).
Source: CG Universe