Golden Ticket Challenge


This year, we're upping our game:
we have two Golden Tickets for the Tribe!

THU 2018 | Land of Wonder

Land of Wonder

This year's theme is "Land of Wonder", and the challenge is to imagine the magical side of Malta, a parallel universe ready to be explored.

What's different this year?

Over the last editions, we gave one talented artist the chance to go to THU with all expenses paid, plus some rewards. This year, we have two competition levels: Professional and Student.
We added the "Student Challenge" to give junior artists who are still studying a fair opportunity to win a full ride to THU!


The Challenges

Professional Challenge

This challenge is aimed at artists who are no longer students and would like to be a part of the THU experience!

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Submissions closed july 9

The Prizes

1st Place

Ticket to THU2018

Flights

Accommodation

Meals

Wacom MobileStudio Pro

2nd place prize

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

Free Access to all THU TV volumes

3rd place prize

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

Free Access to all THU TV volumes

Student Challenge

If you're a recent graduate or student enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education between January 2017 - Sept 2018, this category is for you! Proof of enrollment will be required.

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Submissions closed july 9

The Prizes

1st Place

Ticket to THU2018

Flights

Accommodation

Meals

Lenovo mobile workstation

2nd place prize

Ticket to THU2018

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

3rd place prize

Ticket to THU2018

1 year subscription to ArtStation Pro

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The history of the Golden Ticket

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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