News Rookie Awards 2019 - Winners Announced by Andrew McDonald 6 months ago 2 min read BREAKING — The Rookies today announced the winners for the Rookie Awards 2019 - the worlds most prestigious competition for aspiring design and media entertainment artists.The Rookie Awards 2019 received 3,458 entries from digital media and entertainment artists in 89 countries. Over 500 academic facilities encouraged their students to submit work and compete for the hotly contested School of the Year title (announces August 2018), while students battled for Rookie of the Year, Game of the Year, and Film of the Year titles. This year students also competed for Studio Internships and Academic Scholarships.The official categories for 2019 were: 3D Animation, Concept Art & Illustration, Visual Effects, Game Design & Development, Immersive Media, 3D Motion Graphics, Architectural Visualisation, Product Design, Film of the Year (Visual Effects, 2D Animation, 3D Animation), and Game of the Year (Console and PC, Immersive Media, Mobile).“It always seems so cliche to keep saying the quality of entries is better each year, but it's happened again. The quality of entries is truly inspiring and it's encouraging to see such amazing talent starting in the industry” said The Rookies co-founder Andrew McDonald.The winners were selected by the official Judging Panel which included over 120 highly influential and respected industry veterans. The Judges were asked to score entries based on criteria including — creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, complexity, raw talent, and employment potential.“People are genuinely shocked when they discover how amazing the student work is these days – even after all these years we are still constantly blown away with the quality and diversity of new talent,” said Alwyn Hunt, co-founder of The Rookies.To see the full list of winners please visit each of the following 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, SideFX, 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.