Golden Ticket

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!

THU Clans

Te Hu
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Congratulations to the winners of the Golden Ticket Challenge! Your creativity is truly inspiring and we’re proud to have such talent in our Tribe! We received so many incredible submissions during the this year’s challenge that we couldn’t help it and we also awarded 5 honorable mentions!

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First place: Te Hu

Second place: Gediminas Prackevicius

Third place: Sarunas Macijauskas

Honourable Mentions

Ivan Reber


Milek Jakubiec

Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

Dmitry Vernigor

Te Hu won the following prizes

  • The last THU ticket

  • Flight plan

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

  • More rewards up for grabs

This year's challenge was brought to you by

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.

Grace liu

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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.

Jakob eirich yakonosuke

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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.

Max kostenko

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.

Dor shamir

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