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

Winner
Te Hu
Number of entries
193

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!

See all entries on Artstation

First place: Te Hu

Second place: Gediminas Prackevicius

Third place: Sarunas Macijauskas


Honourable Mentions

Ivan Reber

PTorinno

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

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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