"They Might Be Giants" School AwardBlind

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I am a local community member working with a K-8 school principal to develop a custom award for two members of their faculty to be given out each year. The award is called "They Might Be Giants" and it celebrates educators who have been the "shoulders" that younger educators have stood on. Think like a mentor, but more than that. Ultimately the creation from this contest will be 3D Printed and integrated into the final award. Think 6" - 8" high 3D giant. I'm open to ideas, but the attached pictures provides a good references of the giant idea and it supporting people on its shoulders. If you notice the male and female standing on the giant's shoulders in the reference photo you get a sense of them looking into the horizon. Where the Giant has a sense of forward motion. It is the combination of the sense of movement toward the horizon, and the eagerness to look toward the future that I to capture with this 3D element.

The working concept for this award is based on an award presented by the Advertising Hall of Fame called "The Golden Ladder" Award (See attached photo). In place of the golden ladder will be the giant element that this contest is looking to produce. The total height from the foot of the giant, to the top of the tallest head of the person standing on the giant's shoulders will be no more than 8" high
When evaluating submissions emphasis will be placed on

1. Overall feeling - does the image naturally capture the sense of movement and looking forward

2. Proportion - Is the 3D element balanced. Does it look proportionally correct

3. Attraction / captivation - does the image inspire / captivate. It will not be possible, though it will lack fine detail
Don't Wants:
1. The giant to be a particular sex per say. The giant in reality represents either a male or female educator
2. The giant to be scary. It should "look the part" so that someone looking at it clearly sees "this is a giant" and gets the message that this is a giant.
3. Abstract symbols. It should be clear by the 3D element what the story is. It should not be abstract and require explaination
Ask for Sample:
Samples are welcome and encouraged. There is no explicit software constraint, but the selected piece of work must be delivered in at least one of the following formats: .stp,. step; .sldprt; .stl; .xt, .x_b; .ipt; .edxml, .catpart; .prt; .sat
  1. NONE (See Notes In Sample)


= Buyer's Rating
#2 Iron Giant Award - Teacher by Ethan11
Jun 13, 2018 23:35
#4 The Golden Award "They Might Be Giants" -Concept 2 by Eira
Jun 16, 2018 8:08
#5 Trophy by Mahbub
Download Files
Jun 16, 2018 23:22
#7 Giant by mason-landry
Jun 21, 2018 10:23
#9 Giant 1 by Designasaurus
Jun 24, 2018 18:22




Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:50:50 +0000
Hi what would be the approximate dimensions for the giant?



Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:20:21 +0000
I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Thank you for trying to do this
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:27:07 +0000
I am interested and will try my best to get the output.

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