Utah Teapot Rendering Competition (TRC)

Every year Dr. Cem Yuksel organizes the Teapot Rendering Competition. The competition is open to all students who have taken the Ray Tracing for Rendering (CS 6620) course and written their own rendering software from scratch. Students present their original scenes rendered with their own software, commemorating the famous Utah Teapot with dazzling visuals!

The rules of the competition are simple: the scenes must be original, they must include at least one visible Utah Teapot model, and the images must be rendered using contestant's software. Students entering the competition are permitted to work with other individuals for preparing their scenes and the related artwork, but they must write the rendering software themselves.

It is important to note that students taking the Ray Tracing for Rendering (CS 6620) course typically have about one week to complete their software and prepare their scenes and images. Other students, who have taken the course sometime in the past, however, have an unfair advantage, since they have a whole year to work on their scenes and images.



2016 Teapot Rendering Competition

Laura Marie Lediaev
WINNER
Audience Choice Award
Ian Mallett
Juror Choice Award
William Mason Usher
Juror Choice Award

2015 Teapot Rendering Competition

Laura Marie Lediaev
WINNER
Audience Choice Award
William Mason Usher
Juror Choice Award
Ian Mallett
Juror Choice Award
Laura Marie Lediaev
Juror Choice Award
Venkata Kushal Ponnam
and Victor Castro
Best in Class Award
Student Choice Award

2014 Teapot Rendering Competition

Laura Marie Lediaev
WINNER
Student Choice Award
Audience Choice Award
Ian Mallett
Juror Choice Award
Student Choice Award
William Mason Usher
Juror Choice Award

2013 Teapot Rendering Competition

Sean Patrick McKenna
WINNER
Kendal Bruce Gifford
Juror Choice Award
Yuntao Ou
Juror Choice Award
Cameron T Christensen
Student Choice Award

2012 Teapot Rendering Competition

Yang Shen
WINNER
Jin Cui
Juror Choice Award
Student Choice Award