The Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo is an award show that recognizes artists excelling in the field of entertainment concept art. Unlike other top entertainment industry award shows we will not be judging the final product depicted in the art, as it appears on screen, whether that be live action, animation or game.

The first round of judging took place July 8th - 22nd allowing professional and student artists, including those who submit, a chance to vote for their peers. The top voted entries were sent to our judges to determine the four finalists and overall winner.

We have curated a panel of peers to judge the Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo. We want to be solely focused on the art and the artists artistic abilities, which is why the judging panel consists entirely of artists currently working in or in proximity to the field of concept art.


Ryan Meinerding

Head of Visual Development- Marvel Studios

Alex Alvarez

Founder/CEO Gnomon + The Gnomon Workshop

Krystal Sae Eua

Lead Character/Creature Artist- Weta

Vitaly Bulgarov

Concept Artist

Doug Chiang

Lucasfilm VP + Executive Creative Director

Donglu Yu

Senior Concept Artist- Ubisoft

Warren Holder

Concept Artist

Shane Mahan

Co-Owner and FX Supervisor- Legacy Effects