BREAKING — The Rookies today announced the winners for the Rookie Awards 2020 - the world's most prestigious competition for aspiring design and media entertainment artists.

The Rookie Awards 2020 received 3,769 entries from aspiring digital artists around the world. The winners represent the very best aspiring digital artists as selected by the judging panel which include some of the most influential and respected experts in their creative and technical fields.

The winners have been selected by scoring each entrant 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. The quality of work submitted to the contest is truly inspiring” said The Rookies co-founder Andrew McDonald.

As always, a special shout out to our incredible list of sponsors. Trust us when we say that this event and these opportunities would not be possible without their support. We are fortunate to have two major sponsors this year - Autodesk and Unreal Engine. It means the world to us that they continue to support the Rookie Awards after all these years and help our industries as a whole.

To all our other sponsors, your support means no less and we are honored to have your support again this year. Thank you! Adobe, Pixologic, Substance, Chaos Group, Foundry, Maxon, SideFX, Unity, Wacom, Weta Digital, 3D World, Axis Studios, BINYAN, Crater Studios, Epic Games, Flipped Normals, Flying Bark, Lightfield, Model Farm, Ninja Theory, Outpost VFX, Rig-it, Sini Software, Sketchfab, Toon Boom, Unbnd, Ziva.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank our brilliant judges who contributed their time and knowledge to help deliberate and ultimately select the winners which was no mean feat.

So without further ado, please follow the links below to view the winners for each of the following categories:

Rookie of the Year - Winners

2D Animation, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Concept Art, Game Development, Immersive Media, 3D Motion Graphics, Product Design, Architectural Visualisation.

Film of the Year - Winners

2D Animation, 3D Animation, Visual Effects.

Game of the Year - Winners

PC & Console, Immersive Media, Mobile.

Studio Internships - Winners

Weta Digital, Epic Games, Lightfield, Ninja Theory, BVN REAL, Outpost VFX(Canada), Outpost VFX (United Kingdom), Crater Studio, Binyan Studios.

Specialty - Winners

Young Guns, *School of the Year

*Winners of this category are calculated based on the performance of entries submitted to Rookie of the Year Categories. These results will be announced August, 2020.

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