News Rookie Awards 2019 - Finalists Announced by Andrew McDonald 7 months ago 2 min read 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 Year3D AnimationVisual EffectsConcept Art & IllustrationGame Design & DevelopmentImmersive MediaArchitectural VisualisationProduct Design3D Motion GraphicsFilm of the Year2D Animation3D AnimationVisual EffectsGame of the YearConsole & PCMobileImmersive MediaStudio Internships3D Animation - Asia3D Animation - Canada3D Animation - Oceania3D Motion Graphics - United StatesArchitectural Visualisation - OceaniaGame Design & Development - United KingdomGame Design & Development - United StatesVisual Effects - CanadaVisual Effects - EuropeVisual Effects - OceaniaVisual Effects - United StatesSchool ScholarshipsCG Master AcademyFlinders University / CDW StudiosLost Boys | School of VFXRising Sun Pictures EducationThink Tank Training CentreUTS Animal LogicVancouver Film SchoolThe 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.Further information can be found here:Press Kit: http://bit.ly/2tLgz9PPromo Video: http://bit.ly/2tLgz9PTo join the conversation:Visit: www.therookies.coFan: facebook.com/TheRookiesCOFollow: @TheRookiesCOInstagram: instagram.com/TheRookiesCO Read more posts by this author Andrew McDonald Andrew is the co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic.