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In each category (with exception to the EXPOSÉ Grand Master award) EXPOSÉ will honor both 3D and 2D (illustration) entries separately. Master (gold) and Excellence (silver) awards will be given in the following categories:

Character in Repose
Character in Repose
Character in Action
Creature in Repose
Robotic/Cyborg
Abstract & Design
Architectural
Environment
Transport
Fantasy
Humorous
Surreal
EXPOSÉ 3 saw another record-breaking number of entries with existing categories overflowing with great quality work. To reflect the growth in popularity of areas like character creation, surreal, and cityscapes, new categories were created to show the amazing cross-section of work.

EXPOSÉ 3 exceeded EXPOSÉ 2 by 1,000 and to make matters more challenging, the quality of these entries was significantly higher. With a higher standard of entries and record entries for every category it's not surprising that a greater amount of awards were given for EXPOSÉ 3 with a total of twenty-three Master Awards and seventy-two Excellence Awards.
Grand Master Award - Grand Master recognition may also be given for any category if there is an outstanding entry that warrants this highest level of recognition. The editors and jury may also bestow Grand Master awards for artists that have demonstrated an outstanding skill and contribution to the advancement of digital art in any area or style. Award Winner >>
Character in Repose - Recognizes the greatest talent in bringing a character to life. This is independent of style or of the organic or mechanical nature of the character. The defining criterion is the ability the artist demonstrates in bringing the subject to life. This encompasses technical skill, believability, composition and, perhaps most of all, emotion. 15% of the EXPOSÉ 3 entries were for the Character in Repose category with one in 30 entries making it into the book. Award Winner >>
Character in Action - Honors the highest achievement in capturing a character in action. This category celebrates the artist that best captures the sheer power, energy and elegance of a character in motion. Although many digital artists aspire to create animations that come to life, it is a rare talent to capture expressive motion frozen in a moment in time. 8% of the EXPOSÉ 3 entries were for the Character in Action category with one in 15 entries making it into the book. Award Winner >>
Creature in Repose – A new category for EXPOSÉ 3 which recognizes the greatest talent in bringing a creature to life. This is independent of style or of the organic nature of the character. The defining criterion is the artist's ability to bring the creature to life. This encompasses technical skill, believability, composition and, perhaps most of all, emotion. 5% of the EXPOSÉ 3 entries were in the new Creature in Repose category with one in 10 entries making it into the book. Award Winner>>
Robotic/Cyborg - Recognizes the highest achievement in bringing a robotic or cyborg character into existence. The defining criterion is the artist's ability to create a believable being whether totally mechanical, or a composite of organic being and machine. This encompasses technical skill, believability, composition and, perhaps most of all, emotion. 6% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the new Robotic/Cyborg category with one in 12 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Abstract & Design - Recognizes the most outstanding image that is predominantly abstract. Here, the artist's design and artistic expression are paramount in creating an image that defies categorization and excels in its pure design and visual appeal. 11% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the Abstract & Design category with one in 25 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Architectural - Awards the best architectural visualization. This is independent of style or setting. The defining criterion here is the artist's ability to create an image that is not just believable but is inspirational, and in particular, evokes a desire to visit the location / building / space. 10% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the Architectural category with one in 30 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Environment - Recognizes the best set or location. This could be indoors, outdoors, underwater, in space – wherever. Here, the artist's ability to evoke a sense of wonder and a wish to see more is paramount. This category demands a combination of artistic interpretation, detail and lighting to create a believable and enticing (or evocative) environment. 7% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the Environment category with one in 15 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Cityscapes - Recognizes the greatest talent in realizing a cityscape independent of time or space. The defining criterion is the artist's ability to create a city or civilization which entices the viewer to virtually visit a city of the past, present or future. This encompasses technical skill, believability, composition and, perhaps most of all, mood. 6% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the new Cityscapes category with one in 15 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Transport - Awards the best device for moving about in. Whether exotic vehicle, classical Venetian gondola or animal to be ridden, this category seeks out the best images of transportation. The defining quality sought after here is the artist's ability to capture and evoke the desire to travel to a place, or by a mode of transport or to travel in a particular way. 7% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the Transport category with one in 20 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Fantasy - Honors the highest achievement in the mythic fantasy style. Here, the artist's talent in evoking an emotional response or attachment with the image is paramount. This category focuses on the mythic or fairytale aspects of the work. Excellence in all technical aspects is a must so as to create the evocation of atmosphere required. 11% of the EXPOSÉ 3 entries were in the Fantasy category with one in 20 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Humorous - Recognizes the most amusing image. Whether 2D or 3D, cartoon, humorous, satirical or just plain ridiculous. This category is all about making the viewer smile and even laugh out loud. 6% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the Humorous category with one in 15 entries making it into the book. Award winners >>
Surreal - Recognizes the highest achievement in bringing a surreal character or scene into being. The defining criterion is the artist's ability to create a dreamlike or nightmarish scene which invokes an emotional response ranging from wonder to disturbing. This encompasses technical skill, composition and, perhaps more than any other category, emotion. 8% of the entries for EXPOSÉ 3 were in the new Surreal category with one in 15 entries making it into the book. Award winners >

  EXPOSÉ is a phenomenal global success, sold worldwide and receiving critical acclaim from all quarters of the digital art industry.