3D terrain awards

Infinite Dimensions Games and Imperial Terrain present:

Submissions: February 1st – March 15th, 2020

Popular Vote: March 16th – March 31st, 2020

Winners Announced: April 2nd, 2020


Hello everyone, welcome back! It’s been a year since our first 3D Terrain Awards and we’re excited to announce our expanded 2020 3D Terrain Awards.

This year we’ve partnered up with Imperial Terrain and are offering two different categories for you to enter:

3D Terrain Awards 2020 Categories:

  • Fantasy themed painting contest featuring prints by Infinite Dimensions Games
  • Sci-fi themed painting contest featuring prints by Imperial Terrain.

Contestants may enter either category (sci-fi or fantasy) or both.

Your entry must consist of a single Infinite Dimensions and/or Imperial Terrain model, printed either by you or purchased by a licensed printer. The print must be fully painted by you, and photographed as outlined below.

Entries will be judged based on the paint job, the quality of the print, and the overall presentation. As there was last year, there will also be a popular vote.

Several winners will be selected from the submissions and stand a chance to receive a cash prize and well as store credit applicable towards either Infinite Dimensions’ Fantasy or Imperial Terrain’s Sci-fi online .stl catalog (depending on which category the prize is from). Both companies are each offering prizes worth over $1000 in their respective categories!

Submissions will be accepted between February 1st and March 15th. Public voting on all accepted submissions will take place soon after, and final awards will be announces on April 2nd. As we get closer to the date, we will be updating the website with information on how to submit your entries.

To be eligible to enter you must:

  • Be a legal customer of Infinite Dimensions Games and/or Imperial Terrain and own the rights to print the model you submit to the contest (i.e. a personal use license). A model purchased through a licensed printer is also acceptable.
  • Must correctly fill out all relevant information.
  • Must submit a model into the correct category. Infinite Dimensions Games models in the Fantasy category and Imperial Terrain models into the Sci-fi category.
  • Submit photos of their fully painted models as follows:

One shot each of:

    • Front of the model – must show entire model with as much detail as possible.
    • Rear – must show the entire other side of the model with as much detail as possible.
    • ¾ angle – must show entire model with as much detail as possible.
    • Interior shot (Fantasy category only) showing an example of interior painting.
    • Detailed shot – showing off a detailed area of the model (either interior or exterior).
    • Scenic / Thematic Shot – This shot should be evocative and best show off your painted model in context with other scenic elements. You can, and should, include dramatic lighting, miniatures, background elements and environments. This is the shot upon which the popular vote will be held.

** Note: In all photographs, quality of image is important so encourage participants to pay attention to lighting, resolution and framing in order to submit the best images they can. For all shots except the Scenic/Thematic one try to keep the model lit enough for us to judge the painting quality. 

So warm up your printers and shake up your paints! More details on the contest and how to enter will soon be available!


All entries that meet the established criteria will receive a coupon worth 15% off their next purchase from either the Infinite Dimensions or Imperial Terrain websites* and be eligible to win the prizes below.

Both categories (fantasy and sci-fi) have the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize:
    • a cheque for $200 PLUS a $200 store credit.
  • 2nd Prize:
    • $200 store credit.
  • Popular Vote:
    • $100 store credit
  • Best Scenic shot featuring the model:
    • $100 cash plus $100 store credit
  • Honourable Mention
    • $25 store credit


Note: All prize values listed above are in USD.

* Limited time only and discount is not applicable to already discounted and/or bundled items.