May the 4th Competition

May the 4th competition is now open to all LightWave 3D users.

You can submit your entries now up until the closing date of June 30th 2024.

Submissions end at 23:59 (BST).

The competition has one general category – Star Wars themed to celebrate May the 4th.


Create a Star Wars-themed submission, using LightWave3D®. It can be a scene, a character, a weapon, vehicle or spaceship. The choice is yours.

Your entry must be either a 3D-rendered image or an animation. The environment should be made in 3D; we permit the use of HDRI for sky / Illumination and textures.

The work must not have been previously published anywhere, either online or offline. It must be original art created by you specifically for the challenge (no existing projects, stock models or concepts made by other artists).

You can submit more than one piece of work.

Demands for your render:

The render should be at least full HD, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).

The work can be in any style you like. There are no limits to your creative ideas.

Any content with adult, erotic and political topics will not be admitted in the competition.

By entering the competition, you agree for your work to be published on the competition page and used in LightWave marketing and promotion. Once the competition has closed, feel free to share your work on other websites and social networks.

Final renders must be created using LightWave3D® native render, Octane for LightWave3D® or UnReal Engine.

Third-party sculpting plugins/applications are allowed in Production.

Final submissions must be emailed to

Further points:

The general view for the competition is to see what you can create using LightWave as much as possible. Feel free to use colour grading, etc. etc. as you see fit. Stock models for background items should be fine, again it comes back to, "We want to see what you can create using LightWave" as much as possible.

Copyright is only an issue if you directly copy things from Star Wars. You can create your versions and acknowledge the Star Wars link. This is why there is so much fan-created content.


Jo Moore – CEO LightWave Digital

Andy Bishop - Creative Director LightWave Digital


The winners will receive a credit in their LightWave account which can be redeemed against any full price LightWave products from the LightWave shop. Winners will be announced 15th July 2024.

1st £500

2nd £250

3rd £100