THU 2017 Clans Golden Ticket Challenge Winners

For the the fifth year in a row Trojan Horse was a Unicorn has held its Golden Ticket Challenge to determine the last Tribe Member to attend the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn festival. This year’s theme was “THU Clans”, and 908 artists took up the challenge to create a submission that captured the essence of THU. We’d like to thank all the artists who participated in the challenge, and congratulate them on their creative efforts.

As the quality of entries this year was so high, and the judging so demanding, THU and ArtStation will be providing both the 2nd and 3rd Place winning artists with a ticket to THU 2017!

André Luis, Co-founder and CEO of THU: “It’s incredible to see the quality every year and 2017 really exceeded my expectations, so this year we are giving extra prizes to celebrate.  The golden ticket challenge it is the best way to understand and support the community and the ones that really care about art and the work we are doing for all the creative minds of this world.

Congratz to the winners and thank you Artstation for being an incredible partner.”

We’re very pleased to announce the winners and honourable mentions for the THU Golden Ticket Challenge as judged by Jana SchirmerSerge BiraultMarc SimonettiVictor Hugo Queiroz, and José Alves da Silva.

José Alves da Silva, Golden Ticket Challenge Manager: “In my opinion, this year’s challenge was a huge success! Artists explored the THU Clan theme brilliantly, creating very rich, original and culturally diverse imagery.

It was unanimous among judges that this year’s level was very high, which made our task very pleasing. Thank you to all participants who helped make this challenge so great!”

THU would like to thank the THU Golden Ticket Challenge sponsors Turismo de Lisboa and ArtStation for their continued support, and amazing prizes.

We’re very pleased to present to you the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with the five Honourable Mentions.

THU 2017 Clans Golden Ticket Challenge Winners

THU Golden Ticket Challenge 1st Place Winner: Te Hu

1st Place Winner THU Golden Ticket Challenge—Te Hu

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“It’s such a great honor to win this challenge, and I’m super thrilled to attend THU. I think it’s a meaningful, helpful, and really great event for artists to get together—like an artist version of SIGGRAPH. I hope to learn and get inspired from those great minds. It was funny that my Chinese name is Te Hu, so in short THU. That’s how I first noticed the Golden Ticket Challenge, and on my third attempt I got it. The THU Clans Challenge was fun! The brief was clear, and I really enjoy doing something related to artist’s cultural background, cause it’s unique and inspiring. It’s a great experience to share your process with the community, and that’s why I really like ArtStation. You can learn and get inspired every day.

 

Te will receive the following prizes for his first prize-winning submission:

  • Golden Ticket for THU 2017 from ArtStation
  • Round trip flight to THU
  • Seven-night stay at 5 Star hotel in Troia
  • All meals in Troia during the event
  • Three-night stay with breakfast in hotel in Lisbon
  • 1 year subscription to ArtStation PRO
  • THU goodies (T-shirt + Sketchbook)

 THU Golden Ticket Challenge 2nd Place Winner: Gediminas Pranckevicius

2nd Place Winner THU Golden Ticket Challenge—Gediminas Pranckevicius

Gediminas will receive the following prizes for his second prize-winning submission:

  • A Ticket for THU 2017 from THU & ArtStation
  • THU TV 2017 ticket + full access to THU TV Vol. I and Vol. II
  • 1 year subscription to ArtStation PRO
  • THU goodies (T-shirt + Sketchbook)

THU Golden Ticket Challenge 3rd Place Winner: Sarunas Macijauskas

3rd Place Winner THU Golden Ticket Challenge—Sarunas Macijauskas

Sarunas will receive the following prizes for his third prize-winning submission:

  • A Ticket for THU 2017 from THU & ArtStation
  • THU TV ticket 2017
  • 1 year subscription to ArtStation PRO
  • THU goodies (T-shirt + Sketchbook)

THU Golden Ticket Honourable Mentions

THU Golden Ticket Challenge Honourable Mention: Ivan Reber

Honourable Mention: Ivan Reber

Ivan will receive a THU TV Ticket 2017 for his Honourable Mention-winning submission.

THU Golden Ticket Challenge Honourable Mention: P Torinno

Honourable Mention: P Torinno

P Torinno will receive a THU TV Ticket 2017 for his Honourable Mention-winning submission.

THU Golden Ticket Challenge Honourable Mention: Milek Jakubiec

Honourable Mention: Milek Jakubiec

Milek will receive a THU TV Ticket 2017 for his Honourable Mention-winning submission.

THU Golden Ticket Challenge Honourable Mention: Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

Honourable Mention: Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

Thomas will receive a THU TV Ticket 2017 for his Honourable Mention-winning submission.

THU Golden Ticket Challenge Honourable Mention: Dmitry Vernygor

Honourable Mention: Dmitry Vernygor

Dmitry will receive a THU TV Ticket 2017 for his Honourable Mention-winning submission.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the challenge and please check out all of the THU Golden Ticket submissions!


About the author

Daniel is the Product Manager for ArtStation.