News Contests Winners Announced - Forbidden Lands, Fallen Empires and Ancient Guardians by Andrew McDonald 8 months ago 2 min read Syn Studio Art School Montreal has just announced winners for their concept art and illustration contest “Forbidden Lands, Fallen Empires and Ancient Guardians". The event is sponsored by Syn Studio Gathering of Masters event, Wacom and ArtStation and asked entrants to show their perspective and vision on the topic in a single, epic illustration that is both fantastic yet believable, original yet relate-able and which demonstrates high levels of artistic skill and storytelling ability.Members definitely stepped up the the plate with this one and impressive the judging panel. It was a tough call with a cluster of entries just missing out on winning this contest.The judges felt the following entries hit the brief and impressed them the most with their creative and technical skills. Congratulations to everyone listed below.Winner The Skeleton Lake In a cursed village in glacier of India. Every year as the ice melts in a glacial lake located in that town, hundreds of human skeletons are seen floating. Rediscovered by a forest ranger. View Entry Runner Up Ancient Temple An ancient temple built by an unknow civilization is discovered by a little group of explorer! View Entry Highly Commended The Sewers My entry for the "Forbidden Lands, Fallen Empires and Ancient Guardians" contest. View Entry Highly Commended Exploring the Lands An expedition set to explore unreachable high lands, discovers long ago lost and forgotten city. I'm curious, are there living people or just remnants of unknown culture? View Entry People's Choice Secrets Of The Fallen A temple guarded by a giant that continue to protect the mysteries the location holds even after their civilization is beyond gone. View Entry To see all entries to this contest, go here.To see the finalists, go here.To check out more contests, go here. Share your thoughts on this post Read more posts by this author Andrew McDonald Andrew is the co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. The link has been copied!