Rebelway FX Challenge | FX Category


With over $13,000 worth of prizes up for grabs what's not to like about this challenge! We are really excited to bring this first ever FX contest to our community in partnership with Rebelway. The team at Rebelway have provided some amazing assets and resources to help meet the contest brief.

Round of applause for our sponsors


On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.


John Fanny - Wreak Havoc

Wreak Havoc

Authorities had located the cults base in the sewers beneath the city.
But as the hero agent is moving in to finally put an end to the foul cultists they had performed one last ritual. In a final act of vengeance, the cult members had summoned an immense demon to destroy their hated foe and wreak havoc in the world.

Runner Up

Daniel Ha - Lava monster final entry

Lava monster final entry

Lava monster fights ice man. I am having problems submitting my progress, it is not showing up when I update it

Highly Commended

Steve Green - Recon


My entry to the Rebelway VFX contest. Along the way I'm showing my progress and breakdown of some of the effects. Good luck to all of my fellow competitors.
I hope you enjoy my final entry.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

tompastorello (Excellence Award) View Entry
milan007 (Excellence Award) View Entry
erhardians (Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
Heath (Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
podetu (Finalist) View Entry
DanielMiralles (Excellence Award and Finalist) View Entry
jonashagenvald (Excellence Award) View Entry
valecosta (Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
d4rk3lf (Excellence Award) View Entry
Mearg (Excellence Award and Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

For as long as humans have told stories, we’ve dreamed of conquering beasts in uncharted lands. From ancient Greek mythology to modern gaming adventures, we’re captivated by the idea of welding our magical abilities to slay the monster and bring peace to our land. This contest will ask you to tap into that creative spirit by challenging you to develop incredible FX for an epic fight scene.

We want to see your own unique take on this battle for the ages by adding in VFX to make the scene pop. You’re the hero of the FX journey.

You may select a single shot from the trailer or complete the entire trailer, it’s entirely up to you. We are looking for attention to detail, execution, and (most importantly) a ‘WOW!’ factor that leaves us speechless.

The winner of this epic duel will receive a prize worthy of a true VFX champion.

Important Dates

  • Open for submission 15th December 2020
  • Entries close 15th March 2021.
  • Finalists Announced 22nd March 2021
  • Winners announced 26th March 2021.
  • Dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question.
  • All dates are based on GMT.


  • No modifications are allowed to the provided model.
  • You can use any software to create and render your FX.
  • You must share your progress. This is a Play-by-Play contest that requires you to add multiple updates to your entry page, similar to how a forum discussion works. Learn more about Play-by-Play contests in our Helpdesk.. Entries that only upload a single update will not be considered.


Entrants must submit at least 200 frames of rendered FX work (1280x600 minimum resolution). The render should incorporate at least one entire shot from the trailer. You do not have to render the entire scene, but it is encouraged. This is a VFX contest, we will not accept real-time submissions. You may use any software of your choice.

How to Enter

  • __Watch these videos to get a complete brief on what you need to do for this competition.
  • Get the complete asset pack. Download from here.
  • __Add FX to the provided assets. The design brief is wide open and only limited by your imagination.
  • Share your progress and update entry multiple times.
  • Upload final renders with The Rookies logo in your last update.
  • Include the hashtag #rebelwayfxChallenge if you share on your social media so we can reshare your work.
  • Join our Discord channel to ask questions and get feedback about the contest from the community.