KNB EFX Group Legends of Creature Design Scholarship


Are you an artist with a passion for designing original creatures?

Do you ever wish you had the means and technical skills to turn bring them to life?

You’ve come to the right place.


When it was conceived, The Legends of Creature Design Scholarship was given in partnership with legendary, 7-time Oscar-winning makeup and effects artist, Rick Baker, who personally selected one winner to receive a ten thousand dollar scholarship in tuition credit. This year, the torch has been passed to fellow Academy Award-winning makeup artists, Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero, over at KNB EFX Group!


Applicants to the Scholarship submit a single, original creature design. Howard and Greg will personally select the finalists and winner, based on those who demonstrate the greatest combination of technical skill, creativity, and sense of character.Entrants should prepare:

  • Up to eight (8) images showing one (1) original creature design, including both the finished design and the work done to arrive at the final design. Creature design can be in the medium of the entrant’s choice (sculpture, drawing, painting, or digital).
  • A description of the creature’s origins or backstory and how the design incorporates the origin or backstory.

The deadline for 2018 entries will be September 28th, 2018 at Noon, Pacific Standard Time.

Be sure to read our full rules for more details, and follow us on Instagram for announcements. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

*This scholarship is for Cinema Makeup School credit only and has zero cash value. Monetary credits can be used for unpaid tuition, unpaid lab fees, unpaid material cost, or at the Cinema Makeup School store. Moreover, the award cannot be used retroactively, even if the awardee has not completed his or her education.

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