The Concept Art Awards 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.

After submissions throughout the month of June, the first round of judging took place July 8th - 22nd allowing professional and student artists, including those who submitted, 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 curated a panel of eight industry peers to judge the Concept Art Awards. We wanted 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. Next year we will be increasing the size of our judging panel to twenty industry peers. Below are our judges from The 2019 Concept Art Awards


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