Christian Alzmann, Lucasfilm

Concept Art Awards

On Saturday, September 12th 2020 at 6pm PST, the Concept Art Association will be live streaming from Gnomon School of VFX and Animation, a night of celebration for the second annual Concept Art Awards Presented by LightBox Expo. While this year’s event looks a little different due to COVID-19 we cannot wait to bring our show virtual as part of LightBox Expo Online for free.

The Concept Art Association's 2020 Concept Art Awards ceremony, Presented by LightBox Expo - hosted this year by Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Carla Renata.

The 2020 Concept Art Awards was hosted by Max Greenfield (New Girl) & Carla Renata (Superstore).

We raised funds for the MPTF (Motion Picture Television Fund) Emergency Relief COVID-19 Fund during the show. If you’re in need, consider applying for aid.

Nominees from eighteen categories were honored by their peers and curated judges, along with a celebration of lifetime achievements to the pioneers of the field.

We are thrilled to have our Premiere Sponsor, Legacy Effects back for year two to provide our trophies. Winners will also receive a One-Year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and a gift card to Stuart Ng Books.

Finally we are excited to be back working with ImagineFX Magazine who will be writing an article featuring all the winners from this year’s show.

Our Title Sponsor, LightBoxExpo was conceived as a way to bring together the best artists in animation, illustration, live action and gaming industries under one roof for the ultimate celebration of art. Perfectly aligning with the Concept Art Association’s mission to elevate and raise the profile of concept artists, their art and their involvement in the entertainment industries.


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