Rookie Awards for Artists in Creative Media and Entertainment Industry 2019

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The Rookie Awards 2019 is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3D visualization.

Award Goal

The goal of this Award is to help encourage and motivate artists to share their work. It’s not just about winning. It’s about building your confidence and finding out how your skills stack up against other artists around the world on the same journey.


  1. Rookie of the Year: These contests are open to individual artists. Select the industries that relate to your work and show the judges your very best work.
    • 3D Animation
    • Visual Effects
    • Concept Art & Illustration
    • Game Design & Development
    • Immersive Media
    • Architectural Visualisation
    • Product Design
    • 3D Motion Graphics
  2. Film of the Year: Open to individuals and teams that have created short films using 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Visual Effects.
    • 2D Animation
    • 3D Animation
    • Visual Effects
  3. Game of the Year: Open to individuals and teams that have created games for console, mobile and immersive media.
    • Console & PC
    • Mobile
    • Immersive Media
  4. Studio Internships: There is simply no better way to launch your career with a fully paid Internship at these incredible companies from around the world.
    • 3D Animation - Oceania
    • 3D Animation - Canada
    • 3D Animation - Asia
    • Visual Effects - Oceania
    • Visual Effects - United States
    • Visual Effects - Canada
    • Visual Effects - Europe
    • Game Design & Development - United States
    • Game Design & Development - United Kingdom
    • Architectural Visualisation - Oceania
    • 3D Motion Graphics - United States
  5. Education Scholarships: There is simply no better way to improve your skills than through a scholarship at these world class educational facilities.
    • UTS Animal Logic
    • Rising Sun Pictures Education
    • Think Tank Training Center
    • Flinders University / CDW Studios
    • Vancouver Film School
    • Lost Boys | School of VFX
    • CG Master Academy
  6. Speciality: Don't quite fit any of the other contests listed above? The contests in this specialty group might be exactly what you've been looking for.
    • Young Guns

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Open to all amateur artists.
  2. If you are trying to break into the creative media and entertainment industry, you are eligible.
  3. Students, recent graduates and self-taught artists are allowed to enter.
  4. The Artist must be an amateur artist with less than 1 year of professional experience in the chosen category.
  5. The Artist retains ownership of all ideas and materials/images upload to the website.
  6. The Artist can only enter work that has been created by The Artist and that you have the right or authority to enter and publish.
  7. Fan Art is allowed. The Artist can enter work inspired by concept artists, but The Artist must credit any other artist’s work.
  8. No Professional Work can be submitted to the Contest. This includes work that was completed at a studio or as part of freelance paid work. Only personal work will be accepted.
  9. Videos that are involved with Film Festivals and that are restricted from being viewed publicly can be submitted to the judging panel with a private password. All other videos must be viewable to the general public and not require a password to access.
  10. Film of the Year entries must not have been release prior to June 2018.
  11. Game of the Year entries must not have been release prior to June 2018.
  12. All entries must be in English.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Technology, Film, Design

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
No Language Required
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