Circus Challenge | Circus Challenge

Environment Design

The Environment Design contest is open to all digital artists who want to challenge themselves to create a Circus environment where creatures and performers entertain the general public. Use your imagination, challenge yourself and have fun!

Submissions closed on 1 May 2019
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Winners

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

Winner

Nixon Poon

nixonpoon

United States

My interest to game art only happened around 3 years ago at school when I got more involve into 3D. I was inspired by stylized environments and now I'm here producing them!

Runner Up

James Lester

jameslester

United Kingdom | The University of Essex

When I was young I played a large sum of Video Games and experienced many stories; as soon as I played through Bioshock Infinite however I knew that large scale narrative experiences is what I wanted to spend my life developing for others to experience and feel. To reach this dream however I had to study and build a skill set in all things Computer Games Design. From here I attained a First Class Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Computer Games Development & 3 Industry Awards for my work.

Highly Commended

Sergi Iranzo Avalos

sergiranzo

Spain | Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

I always had interest in the creative process behind art and design; entertainment, etc. I started by studying sciences, but later, I realized I was loosing the flame, I didn't enjoy it anymore; so I switched to arts (thing I will never regret). With time, I understood that art was evolving within creative media and entertainment. Years still pass by and I enjoy what I study and its matters more and more. I want this to be my way of life.

Highly Commended

ddruktenis

United States | Gnomon School of Visual Effects

I realized I wanted to work in the entertainment industry when I first saw the magic of all the Universal Monsters on screen together in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

People's Choice

Nixon Poon

nixonpoon

United States

My interest to game art only happened around 3 years ago at school when I got more involve into 3D. I was inspired by stylized environments and now I'm here producing them!

Category Brief

This contest is targeted towards concept artists, illustrators, modelling artists, texture artists and lighting TDs. All other artists are allowed to enter and will be considered fairly based on their entry.

The Brief

Create a Circus environment for so animals and performers can entertain the general public

Get creative with your Circus. It could be in the future, it could be from the past. It could even be from another planet. The key here is to pay attention to the design and details of your environment. How big is your circus? Is it an underground circus, hidden from most people? What type of animals perform at the Circus? Is the Circus under water? You decide!

Judging Criteria

  • The Process - we want to see your process from start to finish. This contest uses the Play by Play project builder which means you can share every little update similar to a forum.
  • Technical & Creative Skills - it doesn’t matter if you are a modeller, a texture artist or lighting TD. The key here is how you showcase your skills.

For full requirements, guidelines and deliverables please read the Official Rules.

Environment Design
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