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ATOMHAWK 2019 ART COMPETITION

 
Artist: Thomas Stoop, Atomhawk Concept Artist

Artist: Thomas Stoop, Atomhawk Concept Artist

Solarpunk challenges the idea of how the future is fuelled. It is a vision of an ecological society, where everything is powered by green energy.

 

Test your craft and the bounds of your ideas; show us your storytelling ability within a piece of art! In this competition, you will design a character, environment or key moment inspired by the concept “Solarpunk”. Whether or not this is a utopian sunlit society, a life lived under the shadow of vast solar shades, or some other approach is up to you!

Previous winners have gone on to be offered jobs at Atomhawk, so this is your chance to show us what you can do!

Our good friends at Escape Technology have provided a Wacom Cintiq 16" for the grand winner, who will be chosen by senior members of the Atomhawk creative team. Other prizes are a Nintendo Switch from Sumo Digital, credit from Photobash.org, and subscriptions from ImagineFX and ArtStation.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Send your artwork to solarpunk@atomhawk.com to enter. Submission should include:

  • One high resolution image of your final artwork (character, environment or key moment)

  • Work-in-progress artwork to show the development of your entry including thumbnails and progress shots

  • Please make sure to include your full name and a link to your portfolio

DATES

Submissions Open: July 7th 2019
Submission Deadline: August 7th 2019
Winners Announced: August 23rd 2019

JUDGING CRITERIA

The competition will be judged by a panel of senior members of the Atomhawk creative team.

The final artwork (whether a character, environment or key moment) will be judged on creative details and a compelling story. We are looking for artists to exercise their storytelling abilities to create artwork which will produce an emotional response. Strong composition, rendering, lighting and attention to detail will also be crucial components to an entry’s success.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We’d love to see how your work is progressing throughout the course of the competition so please share your sketches, silhouettes and sources of inspiration using #atomhawksolarpunk.

Remember to check the hashtag yourself send encouragement to your fellow artists!

PRIZES

Grand Winner

  • Wacom Cintiq 16" (provided by Escape Technology)

  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (provided by PNY)

  • Nintendo Switch + Team Sonic Racing (provided by Sumo Digital)

  • $100 Photobash.org Credit (provided by Photobash)

  • 1 Year ArtStation Pro subscription (provided by ArtStation)

  • 1 Year ImagineFX Print Subscription (provided by ImagineFX)

  • The Art of Atomhawk, Volume 3 Deluxe Signed Edition

  • A certificate of commendation, signed by Atomhawk’s Managing Director

Second Prize

  • $50 Photobash.org Credit (provided by Photobash)

  • 1 Year ArtStation Pro subscription (provided by ArtStation)

  • 1 Year ImagineFX Print Subscription (provided by ImagineFX)

  • The Art of Atomhawk, Volume 3 Standard Edition

  • A certificate of commendation, signed by Atomhawk’s Managing Director

Third Prize

  • $25 Photobash.org Credit (provided by Photobash)

  • 1 Year ImagineFX Print Subscription (provided by ImagineFX)

  • The Art of Atomhawk, Volume 3 Standard Edition

  • A certificate of commendation, signed by Atomhawk’s Managing Director

PRIZES BY

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SPONSORS

We want to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors, who have kindly provided us with the most amazing selection of prizes we’ve ever had to offer artists for an art competition.

ESCAPE TECHNOLOGY is a reseller and technical support company based in the UK and Germany. For over ten years they've been working with computer graphics artists and studios to bring them the best hardware, software, and infrastructure to deliver their work.

PNY TECHNOLOGIES is a manufacturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, memory upgrade modules, portable battery chargers, computer locks, cables, chargers, adapters, as well as consumer and professional graphics cards.

SUMO DIGITAL was founded in 2003 and is an award-winning video game developer which employs over 600 staff across its seven studios in the UK and India. They make games for the world’s leading publishers, including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and Apple.

IMAGINEFX is the world's best-selling art magazine that features workshops and interviews with artists from the science fiction, fantasy, manga, anime, game and comic disciplines.

PHOTOBASH is an online visual library providing royalty-free, high resolution photos and masked images for artists. Assets can be used freely for concept art, matte painting, 3D or as reference and inspiration.

ARTSTATION is a community that was shaped with the goal of empowering artists and creating opportunities for success. It's the place for artists to connect with each other and showcase their work with others.

RULES AND TERMS OF ENTRY

Deadline
The deadline for entries is 7th August 2019.

Winners Announcement
Winners will be announced and posted on the Atomhawk website on the 23rd August 2019.

Eligibility
The competition is open to all.

Tools
Work must be executed using 2D or 3D digital software.

Original Work
Entries must be entirely original and not based on any existing IP that is subject to copyright.

Judging
The competition will be judged by a panel of senior members of the Atomhawk team and their judgement will be final.

Terms of Publicity
The entrant grants Atomhawk and the competition’s sponsors rights to use all entered materials in any media for sales, marketing and merchandising material provided full and correct credit for the artist clearly appears within the said materials.
Entrants retain copyright of all entered materials and are free to use said materials for personal promotion.
The entrants are encouraged to share their entry progress in social media networks throughout the competition with the #atomhawksolarpunk hashtag.

Disqualification
Any image that is deemed to contain content that is considered inflammatory or inappropriate will be disqualified, this includes material that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic and/or ableist. Interpretation of what is, and is not, appropriate material is at the sole discretion of the Atomhawk team.

 

All queries should be directed to: justine.colla@atomhawk.com.

 

Past Winners

 
2018 Theme: Into the Void  Winner: Morten Solgaard Pedersen

2018 Theme: Into the Void
Winner: Morten Solgaard Pedersen

2017 Theme: Victory Day  Key Moment Winner: Liam Reagan

2017 Theme: Victory Day
Key Moment Winner: Liam Reagan

 
2017 Theme: Victory Day  Character Winner: Marby Kwong

2017 Theme: Victory Day
Character Winner: Marby Kwong