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The Heracles Art Challenge

Participate in the Heracles Art Challenge for a chance to win one of our many prizes, including a full 2-year scholarship worth 30 000€, a Reverb G2 VR Headset, Artstation gift cards and much more...

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THE CONTEST

Your mission

This year, contestants will be asked to submit a keyframe and a character representing the greek mythology hero, Heracles.

  • The keyframe must show Heracles performing one of his 12 labors.
  • Heracles is known as one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology. He was famous for his incredible strength, courage and intelligence. The character should represent Heracles in a pose that represents his personnality traits.

Characters and environments will be judged on their creative and narrative impact. They must tell a compelling story and spark an emotional response. Composition, lighting, personality and silhouettes will also be crucial to the success of artworks. You are free to choose the style and technique you prefer.

The prizes

Enter for a chance to win one of our top-notch prizes. The grand prize winner earns his spot for a free 2-year scholarship at New3dge concept art and much more...

The deadline to enter for the Heracles Art Challenge is Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at 17:00 UTC.
The names of the contest winners will be announced on our website and our Instagram on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.

The jury

Have your artwork reviewed by world-renowned concept artists, they will be looking for the artwork that best meets the Heracles Challenge brief.

The rules

Make sure to meet all of the requirements for your submission to be eligible for a prize.

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DEADLINE

The deadline to enter for the Heracles Art Challenge is Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at 17:00 UTC.

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Winners Announcement

The names of the contest winners will be announced on our website and our Instagram on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.

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ELIGIBILITY

All individual artists can participate in the challenge. Team entries are not eligible.

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Original Artwork

Any work based on films, TV shows, games or any other existing concept art will be rejected.

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Challenge Judging

New3dge and the selected jury are the official judges of the challenge, and their judgment will be final.

How to apply ?

This year, contestants will be asked to submit two artworks : a keyframe and a character that represent Heracles, the greek mythology hero. Contestants will also need to include a "work-in-progress" page.

Deliverables

  • One high-resolution keyframe 1,920px on longest edge.
    e.g. landscape should have 1,920px+ width, portrait should have 1,920px+ height.
  • One high-resolution character page 1,920px on longest edge.
    e.g. landscape should have 1,920px+ width, portrait should have 1,920px+ height.
  • One Work-in-progress page that shows your research and your process, including silhouettes, sketches, progress shots, etc.

SUBMISSION

  1. Send your work in a single PDF of maximum 20Mo by e-mail* to
  2. Post your work on Artstation with the #new3dgechallenge.

Your e-mail must be titled « Contest Entry ». The email must include your full name, your nationality, and a link to your online portfolio (like Artstation for example).

Deadline

You can submit your work until Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at 17:00 UTC.

Plagiarized work will be immediately disqualified

Frequently asked questions

Can my entries be based on an existing intellectual property (IP) ?

No. Your submissions should not infringe any IP rights. This means you shouldn’t use any movies or games as a visual reference for your entry.

Can anyone participate ?

All artists can participate in the Heracles Art Challenge. Entries are limited to individual artists, team entries are not eligible.

Can I base my work on existing concepts ?

Entries must be original artworks specifically created for the challenge, they cannot be based on another artist's concept art, or based on film, TV or game projects.

What if the grand prize winner doesn’t accept the 2-year scholarship ?

If the first place winner does not want to accept the full 2-year scholarship at New3dge Concept Art, then the second place winner will be offered the scholarship.

When will the winners be announced ?

The names of the contest winners will be announced on our website and our Instagram on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.

What deliverables must I submit ?

You must submit 3 pages : One keyframe with 1920px width minimum, one character with 1920px height minimum, one "work-in-progress" page that describes your process.

The keyframe must show Heracles carrying out one of his 12 labors. The character should represent Heracles in a pose that represents his personnality traits. The work-in-progress page should describe your design process.