JUN 3 — JULY 28

THU GOLDEN TICKET

in cooperation with

Submit an original artwork

and use your creative voice to raise awareness about the challenges of today’s world.

[2022 PROFESSIONAL WINNER]

BOYAN KAZALOV

Hey 2D, 3D & traditional artists, this is a call for submissions!

Win a full ride to the THU Main Event 2024 with all expenses paid, among other prizes - including being a speaker at the event. There are two categories: one for everyone and one just for students!

[2019 PROFESSIONAL WINNER]

Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

Your Art Has Impact

  • The Golden Ticket is a tool for understanding how you see the world.
  • Share your perspective on important issues in today's society.
  • Beyond simply getting a prize: your submission's impact is boundless.

A SHARED MISSION

THU & Mercedes-Benz

At first glance, some may wonder why such different companies are working together, but the truth is that our passion for innovation binds us, and Mercedes-Benz understands the value of creativity in a way that many technology-focused brands don't. By joining forces, we are creating change through the power of art.

In previous editions, Mercedes-Benz:

  • Found valuable insights in the stories behind the artworks.
  • Fostered collaborations with a few of the participants. 

"The non-automotive view of the world we live in.

The Golden Ticket Challenge provide us with the opportunity of taking an outside view of topics which are important for us. The artefacts will be used as input for discussion and opening the horizon for our creative people."

Sabine Engelhardt

[Mercedes-Benz futurologist and scent expert]

[2018 PROFESSIONAL WINNER]

Bjorn Hurri

Categories & Prizes

There are two categories to submit your work: student or professional.
Find out which one applies to you!

Professional

For every creator who would like to be a part of Golden Ticket. There are no restrictions whatsoever, so if you’re not a student, this is where you submit."

1st Place

Golden Ticket for THU Main Event 2024 (Sep 30 - Oct 05 2024).

Ticket

Flight

Accommodation

Meals

Being a speaker at the event

1 year free maxon one

2nd Place

Ticket

Meals

3rd Place

Ticket

Student

If you’re a student enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, this category is for you! All applicants must submit documentation from their universities certifying that they are currently students.

1st Place

Golden Ticket for THU Main Event 2024 (Sep 30 - Oct 05 2024).

Ticket

Flight

Accommodation

Meals

1 year free maxon one

2nd Place

Ticket

Meals

3rd Place

Ticket

[2016 PROFESSIONAL WINNER]

Grace Liu

[2017 PROFESSIONAL WINNER]

Te Hu

THEME: Your Submission Must Reflect it

Your Personal Oasis

You Only Live Once

Our environment is becoming hostile: wars, economic and social issues, global warming resulting in extreme weather… And safe havens are nowhere to find.


What if you could create it, with no limitations? Something completely different and beyond your wildest dreams, in contrast with the unpleasant reality of the outside world.  Would you create a personal oasis? Invent new luxuries? Would it be futuristic, or back to the roots?

Mercedes-Benz sets this year’s theme and invites you to answer these questions with your art. Ready?

Your Submission

You can use any 2D, 3D, traditional, or mixed media techniques as long as you can deliver digital images as work-in-progress shots and a final image in high resolution.


Entries must be new artworks specifically made for the challenge and cannot be based on the concept art of another artist.

AI Statement

By joining Golden Ticket, you agree that you will not use Generative AI at any point in the creation process of your submission.

Deliverables

The final submission image has to be high-resolution: 1920px+ on the longest edge. e.g. landscape should have 1920px+ width, portrait should have 1920px+ height. You will also be asked to share your vision about the topic and describe your creative process.
READ ALL RULES & CRITERIA

[2015 PROFESSIONAL WINNER]

Jakob Eirich

Timeline

  • Submissions
    Open

    June 3

    14:00 (WEST)

  • Deadline for
    Submissions

    July 28

    23:59 (WEST)

  • Winners
    Announcement

    August 9

    23:59 (WEST)

Jury Panel

Hall of Fame

Get inspiration from our previous winners and participants!

Other participants from last edition

[2022 Professional]

Zifeng Ye

[2022 Professional]

Simon Peña

[2022 Professional]

Lip Comarella

[2022 Professional]

Joaquín Silva

[2022 Student]

Ori Yerushalmi

[2022 Student]

Daniela Naumovski

[2022 Portuguese Student]

João Moreira

[2022 Professional]

Elizaveta Sakharova

[2022 Portuguese Student]

Diogo Silva

Are you up to create something meaningful?

Submit your work

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