Weekly CG Challenge #111: "Secret Valley"

Background artwork by El Mehdi Rahif

Weekly CG Challenge #111 “Secret Valley” has ended!

We received 55 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners El Mehdi Rahif, Arnaud Imobersteg and Luke Hayne. See the winners and all entries below.

Please note: Concerning the prizes, we will contact you in the next two weeks.

Topic Description

Secret Valley – After many hours of travelling, the adventurer finally climbs the last rock – and there it is: The Secret Valley! Wonders and horrors might be to behold there, valuables beyond measure, but also terrible beasts and awful chasms await the traveller. Show us your vision of a fantastic secret valley and what may be to find there!


We pick three winners for each challenge. The winners will be announced a few hours after the challenge has ended. The prizes will be distributed like this:

The 1st winner can choose 6 prizes of the list below.

The 2nd winner can choose 5 of the prizes the 1st winner does not choose, from the list below.

The 3rd winner can choose 4 of the remaining prizes, from the list below.

Prizes for this challenge:


1st place by El Mehdi Rahif

Dramatic colours and storyline, with a great composition, this image really stood out for us in detail and in distance. Our one critique would be that the scale is a little disjointed.

2nd place by Arnaud Imobersteg

Despite a straightforward colouring and composition, we were drawn in by the narrative which would make this a great piece of concept art for a film, and the scene’s impressive scale.

3rd place by Luke Hayne

Fitting the topic perfectly, this 360 set deep in a hidden valley keeps our interest in many angles, with the deer providing a mysterious air and storyline.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Jorge Fierro

Honorable Mention by Rudy Faletra

All Entries

by Rami Khalfaoui

by Clemens Lasslesberger