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Rookie Awards 2022 | Rookie of the Year

Concept Art

Concept Art is created for feature film, computer games, story narrative, theme parks, advertising and fan-art purposes.

Concept Art
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Tanguy Macq


France | New3dge

Hello, i'm Tanguy, 20 years old student from New3dge in Paris. I was 16 when i discovered the FZD channel on youtube, from there, i tried my best to keep improving and hopefully be able to work in this industry. I'm really happy to share my work with everyone !

Runner Up

Jordan Soar


Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

I have always had a deep love for the entertainment industry, primarily in film and video games. From a very young age, it has been a dream of mine to work in said industry, and this goal is currently at the forefront of my life.

Highly Commended

Cyprien Rousson


France | New3dge

I have always been inspired by visual media, games especially. I love creating stories and designs.

Highly Commended



France | New3dge

Highly Commended

Valentin Noiret


France | Bellecour Ecole

The first time I realized i wanted to work in this industry might be while watching Adventure Time, wich inspired me to start drawing and pursue a career in animation.

Highly Commended

Legouini Clément


France | New3dge

I am super inspired by history, legends and myths; the films, games and books that rocked my childhood but also by my journeys and meetings were very enriching. Concept art allows me to really link all my passions, tell stories and study new ones !

Highly Commended

Kiara Leneuf


France | New3dge

Drawing has always been a necessity for me since the very early stages of my life, and at 5 years old, I already knew that I couldn't live a life without art being part of my job.

Highly Commended


France | New3dge

I realised I wanted to work in the creative media the first time i heard about the job of concept artist, i was fifteen. Since there this is my goal. So i tookk figures drawing class during the end of my high school. Then i joined RUBIKA Supinfogame school. I left after one year to intergrate New3Dge. I did the Prepa and the first year and now i'm in the New3Dge Concept Art Class which open last year.

Highly Commended

Samuel Amar


France | New3dge

Happened when I was at the end of my highschool days. When I had to make a choice concerning the futur, the only thing I liked at that time was video games and scribbling manga faces in the margins of my school sheets. Now that's what I'm leaving for and hopefully with !

Highly Commended

Jean-Loup Charnais


France | Artside School

I love imaginary worlds and drawing since I was a child. Guess I am still one !

People's Choice

Aitor Sebastián Martín


Spain | Voxel School

As a teenager, i felt the urge to represent the characters and stories i used to daydream about. I aspire to do so today and do them justice.

Honorable Mentions

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Category Brief

A concept artist is a designer who visualises & creates art for characters, creatures, vehicles, environments, and other creative assets. This category is perfect for game artists, illustrators, visual designers, theme park designer and urban designers alike.

What the judges are looking for are artists to showcase their process. They want entrants to show polished final artworks with amazing lighting, composition and techniques. However, the best way to really impress a judge in this category is to share your process. Share how you approached the design brief you worked with and help the judges understand the challenges you overcame from a creative and technical point of view.

Important Notes

  • Do not submit 3D renders. Although 3D assets are often incorporated into your work, judges are more interested in your 2D painting skills and how you may choose to use 3D elements to enhance your work.
  • If using photo-reference, fan-art or other elements, please credit owner.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • Share sketches and other supporting material to help show off your design process and abilities to work with basic shapes and silhouettes.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • Share examples of your work that showcase your related skills to this category.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for employment. They are looking for artists with a passion for this category and have worked hard to hone their skills.

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview and share your best work to impress the judges.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Rookie of the Year > Concept Art’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.

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