Kitbash3D has long been one of my favorite creators of high-quality asset packs. They’ve got packs for all sorts of genres that can be mixed and matched.

They also hold contests and challenges which this page is dedicated to. Read on for the most up-to-date info on them.

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2022 Minerva Challenge Highlight Reels

Minerva Concept Art Highlight Reel
Minerva In-Motion Highlight Reel

Mission to Minerva Challenge 2022

The Kitbash3D Mission to Minerva Challenge runs from October 11th to December 2nd (2022). The challenge is to create either a still render or motion image using the new Mission to Minerva kit.

A scene created with the Kitbash 3D Mission to Minerva asset kit.

The best part…

Whether you enter the challenge or not,

Kitbash 3D is giving away the Mission to Minerva asset pack for FREE!

You just have to create a free account and download the kit.

The Mission to Minerva kit assets from KitBash 3D shown in the Blender 3D viewport.

That’s right, we can all get (at least during the contest) the entire Mission to Minerva asset pack for free. We can get it for the 3D software of our choice.

It comes in the following file formats:

  • 3DS Max
  • Blender
  • Cinema 4D
  • Houdini
  • Maya
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • FBX / OBJ

For certain file formats, you can choose specific a specific render engine you want the file optimized for.

Kitbash 3D - Mission to Minerva - FREE 3D MODELS!

Ok, so back to the contest…

Go to to download the free kit in the file format of your choice.

After you download the free Mission to Minerva kit, create either a still render or animation – you just have to use at least one asset from the Mission to Minerva kit.

Then, post the image or animation to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or ArtStation and tag it with the following:


There are a couple of rules of course…

  • Images/Animations must be at least 1000 x 1000 pixels (any aspect ratio)
  • Can use any 3D software program
  • Must use at least one Mission to Minerva asset
  • No AI generated art
  • Must be submitted by December 2, 2022


When the contest ends, judges will review all submitted works. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Additional prizes will be offered for honorable mentions.

First Place

  • Wacom Cintiq 16″
  • Nvidia RTX 4080 Graphics Card
  • 6X Kitbash 3D Kits
  • CG Spectrum (9 months)
  • The Gnomon Workshop (1 year)
  • ArtStation Pro (1 year)
  • $100 ArtStation Gift Card

Second Place

  • Wacom Intuos Pro S
  • 4X KitBash3D Kits
  • The Gnomon Workshop (6 months)
  • ArtStation Pro – (1 year)
  • $100 Arstation Gift Card

Third Place

Honorable Mentions

  • 1x KitBash3D Kit
  • The Gnomon Workshop (3 months)
  • ArtStation Pro (1 year)

The Judges

Who will be judging all of the entries? A handful of professionals from the 3D industry. This could be a great way to get your work noticed by some recruiters for major studios.

Shannon Wiggins – Talent Acquisition, Industrial Light & Magic

Devon Fay – Art Director, Riot Games

Michael Lentz – Art Director, NASA Concept Labs

Paullina Weeks – Talent Acquisition, Netflix

Pawel Mielniczuk – Art Director, CD Projekt Red

Profiles of the five judges: Shannon Wiggins, Devon Fay, Michael Lentz, Paulina Weeks and Pawel Mielniczuk.
Image courtesy of KitBash3D.

Best of luck to you on the challenge! I’m posting my entries on My Instagram Page.

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