Win a full ride to THU

Every year we launch a competition to give one talented artist the chance to grab the Golden Ticket – the last remaining ticket to the main event in Tróia!

Let the challenge begin!

For the fifth consecutive year, we are holding the challenge that will let you win the last available ticket for THU! This year's theme is THU Clans!

Submissions from May 8 to July 3, 2017
Follow the Artstation link to find out more information!

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  • The last THU ticket

  • Flight plan

  • Hotel & meals in Tróia
    Hotel for 3 day stay in Lisbon

  • More rewards up for grabs

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The history of the Golden Ticket


THU Reborn

Grace Liu
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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.

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THU Tribe

Jakob Eirich (Yakonosuke)
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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.

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THU Warrior

Max Kostenko
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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.

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THU Friend or foe

Dor Shamir
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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.

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