Inspiration High School Student to Rookies Young Gun by The Scout 2 years ago 1 min read Hi my name is Jonathan Lampal and I was The Rookies (formally known as the CG Student Awards) winner for the Young Guns category back in 2014. That was for High School students and I was just finishing up High School and getting ready for college, so it was absolutely perfect timing. I actually found out about the awards on Twitter after someone I followed posted about it and after reading through what it was, I knew I had to give it a try. Related Link: What Kenson Wang has to say about a Rookies Internship Since then I’ve been working at CG Cookie alongside the instructors they’re doing 3d modeling and texturing of environment work and game design, so it’s been a lot of fun. I definitely love working there because I’m learning a lot every day, so for anyone who’s on the fence I would say absolutely go for it. It definitely opens doors and just beyond the prizes the pressure of putting together a real that I knew would be judged by industry professionals really motivated me to do my best work. Read more posts by this author The Scout I'm part machine, part human, with a little sprinkle of unicorn tears thrown in to help me better understand the CG world.