Attention participants of the 2016 THRUST Challenge! The moment has arrived. Over the last few months, our distinguished panel of judges has had the difficult task of deciding the winners of this intergalactic art competition. Their assignment wasn't easy, as we had some incredible entries, and we want to thank all who submitted their work, offered feedback, and committed their efforts to making this one of our most successful challenges yet. We also want to extend an enormous thank you to our sponsors for supporting our community with an incredible prize pool.

Without further ado, we give you the winners of the 2016 THRUST Challenge!

CATEGORY 1: MOTHERSHIP


1st Place: Simon Fetscher



2nd Place: George Kim 



3rd Place: Sergio Botero 




CATEGORY 2: FIGHTER


1st Place: Carsten Stueben 



2nd Place: Christian Grajewski 



3rd Place: Darko Markovic 





CATEGORY 3: PILOT


1st Place: Ma min



2nd Place: subi prakash 



3rd Place: Sascha Altschuler 



CATEGORY 4: SCIENCE

1st Place: Stef




Congratulations to all of our winners above! These designs were extremely well executed in both form and function.

We also want to call out a few people who the judges pointed out as strong entries both due to ship design, and due to their impressive critiquing throughout the process. The following participants will each be awarded a special prize from Epic Games.

EPIC WINNERS:


Carlos Andrés Osorio Cardona 
Konrad Sniezek 
Lewis Labram
Michael Herm
Adam Grania
David Ibáñez 
Adrian Scolari
Marko Stravamir 
Gabriel Björk Stiernström
rofiq alfata 
Paul Wilson
Peter Blight
Jim Tan
Salvatore Rosanò 
Sean Murphy
Salvo Brullo
Michael Michera
Mahesh .D 
Sean Smylie
Landon L. 
Mike Munt
StewFX
Marcel Yuji Tsuruda