More About the Contest
We first launched this challenge back in May 2011. It’s time to revisit all the exotic animals, performers and wonder that was created for us all those years ago.
The first circus was established in Rome and called Circus Maximus. It was more of an entertainment extravaganza which showcased chariots and exotic animals from around the world, acrobats and jugglers performing for the huge crowds. The Circus of today is even more varied and amazing. We all have our own idea of what a circus is and for some of us great memories can be recalled of past shows, performances or characters. And with that in mind…Roll up! Roll up! The Circus is in town!
Choose a category from below that best fits your skills. Each category has a slightly different brief but the goal here is to:
- push yourself to create a new project
- complete the project in 30 days
- share your progress with the community
- challenge yourself to stick to a timeline
- have some fun with it
Save the date
Add these dates to your calendar to avoid missing any deadlines.
The Character Design contest is open to all digital artists who want to challenge themselves to create a character from the Circus. Use your imagination, challenge yourself and have fun!
The Creature Design contest is open to all digital artists who want to challenge themselves to create a creature worthy of performing in a Circus. Use your imagination, challenge yourself and have fun!
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!
Lawyer talk ahead
Before submitting work to The Rookies, it is critical that you read the rules. It’s not exactly a page-turner, but we try to keep them clear of too much lawyer talk.Read the Rules
Respected industry veterans
If you’re truly interested in how your skills stack up in the real world, you need to ask respected industry veterans — and we’ve got that covered. From Oscar Winners to Agency Founders, our judges have the experience and knowledge to handle this huge task.Meet the Judges
We are proud and humbled to have the support of these industry leading brands that are passionate about helping the next generation of creators.