Our first Monster Challenge requires you to delve deep into the dark, look inside the closet, and into the shadows to come up with an amazing monster. The contest has 2 categories: 3D Concept Art and 2D Concept Art and it's a great opportunity for artists looking to challenge themselves and create something epic for their portfolio.

Each category has a Production based brief provided by a ‘Director’. It’s one skill to create great artwork, but it’s another to truly read and execute a brief perfectly, so read carefully before you jump in.

Important Dates

  • Open for submission 12th February 2020
  • Entries close 10th March 2020.
  • Finalists announced 18th March 2020.
  • Winners announced 26th March 2020.
  • Dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question.
  • All dates are based on GMT.


Cave Academy is providing a bunch of amazing prizes for winners of each category. They provide individual courses, structured programmes and mentoring to help develop versatile production ready skills for the entertainment industry.

Contest Prize Status Sponsor
Contest: 2D Concept Art Prize: Access to 1 course of your choice Status: Winner Sponsor: CAVE Academy
Contest: 2D Concept Art Prize: A framed 2d print of your design Status: Winner Sponsor: CAVE Academy
Contest: 3D Concept Art Prize: 3d print of your sculpt Status: Winner Sponsor: iMakr
Contest: 3D Concept Art Prize: Access to 1 course of your choice Status: Winner Sponsor: CAVE Academy

Who Can Enter?

Only members of The Rookies can enter this contest. This means that you must be an aspiring artist. You can be a student, self-taught artist, or even a hobbyist. Please note that anyone with more that 12 months professional experience in a related industry is not eligible to enter.

How to Enter

The first step is to (1) select a category to enter. There are 2 x categories available in this contest. Each category has a distinct brief which contains all the information you need to understand what the judges want you to submit.

Once you find a brief that you are interested in, (2) create an entry page. This page will be used to share your work with the judges.

(3) Share your work regularly and make sure to submit a final update with your finished project before the contest deadline.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the main contest page to find out more about the Monster Challenge and get your entry page started.

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