Inspiration High School Student to Rookies Young Gun by The Scout 4 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. Share your thoughts on this post 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. The link has been copied!