Weekly CG Challenge #116: "Santa's New Sledge"

Background artwork by Matija Švaco

Weekly CG Challenge #116 “Santa’s New Sledge” has ended!

We received 21 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Matija Švaco, Andre Bales and Shahadat Hossain. See the winners and all entries below.

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

Topic Description

Santa’s New Sledge – ’tis the season!! and with that we invite you to redesign Santa’s sledge. Pimp it, upgrade it, reinvent it, make it christmastastic! But make sure he can use it! We all know that Santa isn’t the skinniest fellow and presents have to be delivered efficiently! Think about the design as well as the practicality, find some good reference and impress us! Happy holidays!


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 5 of the remaining prizes, from the list below.


Prizes for this challenge:


1st place by Matija Švaco

A very original idea, combining all sorts of objects in a great looking model. The details are incredible, whilst overall the design and texturing stands out in quality. This would be amazing to explore in VR!

2nd place by Andre Bales

Realistic and refined, this image really stands out. The ‘sledge’ itself is definately not stopping for anyone!

3rd place by Shahadat Hossain

A great design and an engaging subject. The composition works really well, and the detail of Santa taking a selfie is a nice touch. One thing that we might critique is that the character’s material looks a little too plastic.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Joshua Knauber

Honorable Mention by Navid T. Kalantari

All Entries

by Matija Švaco