The 2021 Concept Art Awards Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for the only award show for entertainment industry Concept Artists! This year, Concept Art Association is thrilled to announce the 2021 Concept Art Awards presented by LightBox Expo. Sponsors include ArtStation, Adobe, Wacom, Legacy Effects, Schoolism, ImagineFX, Gnomon School of VFX + Animation, and more to be announced.

Projects can be submitted starting June 2nd 9am Eastern Time through July 19th. The winners will be announced September 11th at the 2021 Concept Art Awards, streaming live for free on Twitch, YouTube, and on their website.


During the event, artists will be honoured for their artistic excellence in the Professional categories of Live Action for Film and Series, Animation for Film and Series, Games (both mobile and PC/console), VR; as well as Original Concepts/Independent, Student Work, and Fan Art.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement and the LBX Concept Art Luminary Award, this year’s show will have two new exciting awards: ArtStation’s Rising Star Award and Adobe’s Community Impact Award.

Last year’s winners included art from projects such as: Last of Us Part II, Klaus, The Mandalorian, Carnival Row, and many more.

Artist credit: Matteo Marjoram

Artist credit: Christian Alzmann

Judges and Hosts

New this year is the introduction of the specialized judging panels for Character and Environment art across the Live Action, Animation and Gaming categories. The lineup of judges include incredible industry talent such as Neville Page, Bill Perkins, Alexandria Neonakis, Kei Acedera, Robert Kondo and many others. The 2021 Concept Art Awards will be hosted by Aldis Hodge (Black Adam) and Krystina Arielle Tigner (Star Wars: The New Republic).

The 2021 Concept Art Awards hosts


This year’s winners will be receiving a One-Year ArtStation Pro upgrade, ArtStation gift cards (Student Categories only), a One-Year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, Official Concept Art Awards Trophy, Lifetime Concept Art Association membership, their artwork featured in ImagineFX Magazine, and more.


Concept Art Association was created with the mission of elevating and raising the profile of concept artists, their art and their involvement in various entertainment industries. At the center of their organization is an annual Concept Art Awards show, where these behind-the-scenes individuals working in entertainment concept art are showcased and recognized for their craft. The Concept Art Association was founded by Talent Manager Rachel Meinerding and producer and co-founder of the BRIC Foundation, Nicole Hendrix.

Learn more about the Concept Art Association and the 2021 Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo on their website and follow them on Instagram.

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