BREAKING — The Rookie Awards 2019 received 3,548 entries from aspiring digital artists around the world. Finalists will now battle for Rookie of the Year, Game of the Year, and Film of the Year titles. There are also Studio Internships and Educational Scholarships up for grabs too.

The finalists represent the very best entries selected by the judging panel which include some of the most influential and respected experts in their creative and technical fields.

The finalists have been selected by scoring each student based on criteria including creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, complexity, raw talent, and employment potential. As always, the results have been extremely close with only a few points difference between the majority of nominees.

“It always seems so cliche to keep saying the quality of entries is better each year, but it's happened again” said The Rookies co-founder Andrew McDonald.

The judges have moved into stage three of their voting process and will vote for category winners which will be announced July 16th, 2019.

“Everyone is now eligible to cast their vote directly from each finalists entry page” said The Rookies co-founder Alwyn Hunt.

To see the full list of finalists please visit each of the category pages:

Rookie of the Year

3D Animation
Visual Effects
Concept Art & Illustration
Game Design & Development
Immersive Media
Architectural Visualisation
Product Design
3D Motion Graphics

Film of the Year

2D Animation
3D Animation
Visual Effects

Game of the Year

Console & PC
Immersive Media

Studio Internships

3D Animation - Asia
3D Animation - Canada
3D Animation - Oceania
3D Motion Graphics - United States
Architectural Visualisation - Oceania
Game Design & Development - United Kingdom
Game Design & Development - United States
Visual Effects - Canada
Visual Effects - Europe
Visual Effects - Oceania
Visual Effects - United States

School Scholarships

CG Master Academy
Flinders University / CDW Studios
Lost Boys | School of VFX
Rising Sun Pictures Education
Think Tank Training Centre
UTS Animal Logic
Vancouver Film School

The Rookie Awards is supported by some of the world’s smartest companies: Autodesk, Shutterstock, Unity, Epic Games, Substance by Adobe, Foundry, Blackmagic Design, Chaos Group, Yellowdog, Pixologic, Wacom. The following production studios are offering a range of fully paid internships and training programs to category winners: Weta Digital, Animal Logic, Polygon Pictures, Axis Animation, Electric Theatre Collective, CVD Studios, RodeoFX, NetherRealm, Monolith, Ninja Theory, BVN, Sarofsky. throughout Asian, Canada, Europe, Oceania, and the USA.

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