Golden Ticket Challenge


The theme was “Desirable Future” and the Tribe had to imagine their inner child in a future set in 40 years from now.

Professional Challenge Winners

Thomas Chamberlain-Keen1st
Marcelo Simonetti2nd
Tiago Sousa3rd

Thomas Chamberlain-Keen, Marcelo Simonetti and Tiago Sousa were the winners of the Professional Challenge.

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The Prizes

1st Place

Ticket to THU2019

Flights

Accommodation

Meals

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24

2nd place prize

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

Free Access to all THU TV volumes

Ticket to THU2019

3rd place prize

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

Free Access to all THU TV volumes


Student Challenge Winners

Reuben Lane1st
Tracy Chen2nd
Owein Pourre3rd

Reuben Lane, Tracy Chen and Owein Pourre were the winners of the Student Challenge.

See all entries on Artstation

The Prizes

1st Place

Ticket to THU2019

Flights

Accommodation

Meals

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24

Internship at the Daimler Design Studio

2nd place prize

Ticket to THU2019

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

3rd place prize

Ticket to THU2019

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

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The history of the Golden Ticket

2018

Land of Wonder

Professional Challenge
Winner
Bjorn Hurri
Number of entries
436
Student Challenge
Winner
Maximilian Georg Liebscher
Number of entries
399

In 2018, THU celebrated its new home, Malta, and the theme was Land of Wonder. This was the year we decided to create a category just for students, giving young artists the tools they need to start their careers. Altogether, we received a record number of 835 submissions!

Bjorn Hurri, Art Director and Lead Artist at Opus Artz studio, based in London, UK, won the Professional category. Maximilian Georg Liebscher, a Designer and artist working in Experience Development and Visual Concept, based in Dresden, Germany, won the Student category.

Bjorn Hurri
Bjorn hurri
Maximilian Georg Liebscher
Maximilian georg liebscher

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2017

THU Clans

Winner
Te Hu
Number of entries
192

The theme in 2017 was THU Clans. Each different nationality and individual brings something unique to the community we like to refer to as “the Tribe”; a different perspective, a new vision, an interesting context, or a cultural twist.

The winner was Te Hu, a Technical Artist at Industrial Light and magic xlab, based in San Francisco, USA.
The 2017 submissions were incredible, so we also awarded five honorable mentions!

Te hu

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2016

THU Reborn

Winner
Grace Liu
Number of entries
184
Prize worth
5000

In 2016, we asked artists to imagine a new world, born from the darkness, where the spirit of the artist is reborn. A world where art is the common language and the future has infinite possibilities.

The winner was Grace Liu, a 3D artist specialized in hand-painted low-poly, concept artist and illustrator based in Texas, USA.

Grace liu

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2015

THU Tribe

Winner
Jakob Eirich (Yakonosuke)
Number of entries
370
Prize worth
5000

2015’s challenge was all about The Tribe, whatever that means to you: be it a character, a set of characters, a landscape, or a more abstract concept.

The winner was Jakob Eirich, a freelance concept artist and illustrator living and working in Salzgitter, Germany.

Jakob eirich yakonosuke

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2014

THU Warrior

Winner
Max Kostenko
Number of entries
243
Prize worth
3500

In 2014, the challenge was to create a THU Warrior. As always, entrants went above and beyond to invent some incredibly creative characters.

The winner was Max Kostenko, a talented digital artist from Moscow, specialising in illustration and character design.

Max kostenko
2013

THU Friend or foe

Winner
Dor Shamir
Number of entries
180
Prize worth
2500

In 2013, we challenged artists to digitally create a new character to represent THU – the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn mascot.

Dor Shamir struck gold: having always loved creating unique and interesting characters, and fascinated by cartoons and cinema, he drew on his 10 years of experience in the industry to design and perfect his character.

Dor shamir

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