by Steve Klett

Check out to see the nearly 300 entries in the second annual 3D Digital Image Showcase contest, held at the recent 2012 National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) convention.

Sponsored by NVIDIA, the contest provides NSA members exposure for their work — as well as a chance to score cash prizes and NVIDIA 3D Vision hardware.

The images were taken by NSA members, who were invited to submit up to six images for the contest. Prizes were awarded as follows:

Franklin Flocks - Burning of the Trojan Horse.
Grand prize: Franklin Flocks –
“Burning of the Trojan Horse”

Grand prize: Franklin Flocks – “Burning of the Trojan Horse

First prize: Bob Venezia – “Her Inner Voice” (featured above)

Second prize: Doug Betzold – “Infinite Underbelly

Third prize: Oleg Vorobyoff – “Paintbrush from Shrine Pass

As with last year’s contest, a wide range of excellent images was turned in by photographers from all over the world.

The NSA’s panel of expert judges had their work cut out for them to select just four winning images. (Regular visitors to may recognize Doug Betzold’s image; you can view a gallery of his work on the site.)

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who entered!

Enjoy the gallery, and let us know which image is your favorite and why. If you don’t have a 3D Vision kit, you can still view the images in 3D with anaglyph (red/blue) glasses.