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The LG Wonderbox Showcase 2022
Take part in an exciting animation challenge brought to you by LG. Powering the future of innovative and thoughtful creatives to help them kick-start their career in animation..
Contest Overview
The LG Wonderbox Showcase 2022 is an inaugural initiative to connect with the next generation of creators.
Today, everything the younger generation does is intentional, with an earnest drive to create a better world to live in. The winning creation will be showcased on the LG billboard in New York's iconic Times Square.

Regardless of technical skills and art style, art students across the country are invited to submit original 3D animation art work that demonstrates an ability to inspire and attract the public's attention with creativity as they pass through Times Square during the holiday season.

We want you to capture the imagination of your audience and bring them into your world where they will not only be filled with wonder and the unexpected, but feel inspired by what's possible in the future . It's the holiday season, and Life's Good.
What is Wonderbox
Wonderbox is something in which you create your own digital world. What's in it? It opens to reveal that moment that invites curiosity, then amazes, engages, and delights viewers. An entire world or an object that you thoughtfully create that's inspired by LG's brand promise of “Life's Good”. What the scenario will be is up to you. This is about YOUR imagination.

This is your interpretation of something that illustrates “Innovation for a Better Life”.

Surprise us with something that takes us to a whole new world of possibilities that leaves us excited to be part of the new future.
Who Can Enter?
The LG Wonderbox Showcase 2022 is open to all art students enrolled at a college or university in the United States, submitting as individuals or teams of up to 5 people.
Important Dates
NOV 14 2022
Submission Period Open
NOV 20 2022
Submission Period Close
DEC 16 2022
Top 3 Winners Announced
Dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question. All dates are based on Eastern Standard Time (EST).
1st Prize
1st Prize
$25,000 + LG Ultra Nano IPS Black
(27” 4K Monitor: Model # 27UQ850-W)
2nd Prize
2nd Prize
$10,000 + LG Ultra Nano IPS Black
(27” 4K Monitor: Model # 27UQ850-W)
3rd Prize
3rd Prize
$5,000 + LG Ultra Nano IPS Black
(27” 4K Monitor: Model # 27UQ850-W)
Specs / Requirements
Final Export Size
Color Mode
Pixel Aspect Ratio
Frame Rate
File Format
Minimum length
Required to include phrase
2412(w) x 1404(h)
72 dpi
30 fps
MP4 - H.264 Codec
30 seconds
Life's Good within the work
Contest Judges
Judge - GMUNK
GMUNK is a visionary whose creativity and innovation span a diverse range of mediums and has established himself as one of the top visual design directors in the world. His early Flash and Motion Design work set the bar for experimentation and has been studied in schools internationally for over two decades. His commercial resume includes campaigns for iconic brands such as : Nike, Adidas, Samsung, Microsoft, Audi, Maserati, Mercedes, Sony, Uber, Dolby, HP, Tonal, Hummer, Infiniti and HBO.
Judge - Penelope Nederlander
Penelope Nederlander
Penelope is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated digital artist with over 20 years' experience in 3D and 2D Motion Graphics, VFX, Compositing, Animation, and Illustration. Chances are you've seen her work, from animating titles for films like Birds of Prey, The Harder They Fall, Pitch Perfect, and Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, to tracking and comp on Superman Returns, Iron Man, and Aviator, and on to various VFX supervising and post-production on music videos for The Killers, Dolly Parton, and Sean Lennon.
Judge - Clinton Jones
Clinton Jones
Clinton is a director and 3D/VFX artist who began his career in 2006 with a simple thought: “If I can think it, I can create it.” Over the last two years he's made 3D art fun for his audience through in-depth tutorials, live streams, and massive 3D challenges. Clinton's goal is to create detail-oriented, story driven art, and inspire filmmakers, 3D artists and big dreamers to learn and grow together in their creative pursuits.
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