Put simply, there would be no contests without the incredible support we have from our sponsors. We are humbled to work with so many incredible people who are passionate about supporting the next generation of creative minds.


CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum is an Online Animation, VFX, Concept Art and Game Design School established to help unleash your full creative potential and launch your career in the film and games industry.

 We believe in high quality, affordable, personalized education that places you in demand. Our highly acclaimed curriculum has been developed with the input of major international studios, and is taught by award-winning mentors actively working in the industry. At CG Spectrum, you’ll get the most practical and up-to-date knowledge, along with the skills, connections and industry awareness that film and video game studios are looking for.



Dr.Reel is a full service, Character Rigging Studio for Series, Film and Game.


Funkeyz Animation Studio

A boutique animation studio, we specialize in high quality animation for video games cinematics and films.



GridMarkets supports rendering and simulations for Houdini, Maya, Cinema 4d, Blender, 3DS and Nuke with Mantra, Redshift, Renderman, Arnold and Vray. Meet demanding deadlines - run jobs in parallel using hundreds machines, Reduce project costs - use our discounted subscription and weekly pricing options, Simplify your pipeline - we supply licensing; sim/render/download in one easy step, Setup in seconds - submit from your 3D software using our (free) plugin, Render securely - large studios have successfully security audited our service, Count on us - our support team is global and available 24x7 when you need us. 


Griffin Animation Academy

Griffin Animation Academy is an online school offering live group online animation classes, self-directed online classes and one-to-one mentorship programs.

With a focus on refining specific technical and creative animation skillsets, Griffin Animation Academy is for animators who want to level up their skills and careers and take things to the next level.

Designed to teach students the stuff they don’t teach in animation schools and offering 20 plus years of industry experience and expertise, Griffin Animation Academy is known for levelling students up and changing their lives.



XP-PEN is a professional and reliable supplier of graphics tablets, pen display monitors, stylus pens, and more. Our team is committed to endless innovation to bring illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, and other digital artists into the digital age with tools and technology to suit their individual needs. Leave behind the limitations of traditional drawing tools and discover the limitless potential of digital art. Start your drawing program today with an XP-PEN pen tablet or display.

Whether you like sketching, drawing, painting, designing, creating 3D models, editing or retouching photos, our graphics products will help you enhance your Illustrations, animation, graphic design, photography and more, visually and efficiently, with digital art software such as Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Paint Tool SAI, Corel Painter, Illustrator, Clip Studio Paint, Inkscape, Zbrush, Blender and more.




Adobe gives everyone, from emerging artists to global brands, everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences.

Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps and services, enabling users to work effortlessly across devices for connected creative workflows.



Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 22 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.



SideFX is a world leader in the development of 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. SideFX’s Academy Award-winning Houdini software utilizes a node-based procedural approach which provides digital artists with an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control.

Houdini’s comprehensive feature set includes modelling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. Houdini is available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.



Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content.

At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together.



The Rookies

Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries.

It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.