Rookie Awards 2022 - Entries are Closed
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Rookie Awards 2022 - Entries are Closed

Congratulations to everyone that uploaded their incredible work to Rookie Awards 2022. We know it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there and show the world what you've been working on.

Congratulations to everyone that uploaded their incredible work to Rookie Awards 2022. We know it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there and show the world what you've been working on. The doors are closed, and you should be super proud of yourself for what you have achieved.

I know we say it all the time, but the work continues to blow our minds each and every year. The projects that have been uploaded are nothing short of amazing. If you haven't done so already, please go check them out. Members have put in a huge amount of effort to present their best work and it needs to be admired.

Check out some trending entries here

Thank you judges

The judges are our unsung heroes. With hundreds of judges this year we have a brains-trust that most Fortune 500 companies would kill for. Thank you to all judges that are generously donating their time to support all our community.

Please help me by thanking our lead judges who have been working super hard since the gates opened back in March. At this point in time, the judges have already added 19,624 scores which is an incredible achievement.

There efforts are admirable and what they are giving back to the community is nothing short of amazing. A special thanks to these lead judges that have contributed beyond expectation: Naveen Sabesan, Chris Downs, Rafael Gonzalez Quinones, Dave Crabtree, Saby Menyhei, Dennis Müller, Sonja Christoph, Sheen Yap, David Jimenez Saiz, Marta Padilla, Christy Page, Stacie Hawdon, Vincent Derozier, Mario Grosu, Melissa Altobello, Luis Tornel, Val Erbuke, Charlotte MacKie, Junliang Zhang, Asad Manzoor, Sefki Ibrahim, Sam Anderson, Robyn Daly, Ayagaure Sanchez, Ash Thundercliffe, Nikie Monteleone, Samiha Dhifaoui, Reinaldo Handaya.

Unfortunately the job is far from over for all judges. Over the next month they will nominate finalists for each category and then select the overall winners that will be announced in July.

Thank you sponsors

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 three major sponsors this year - Autodesk, Unreal Engine and Lenovo. 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, SideFX, Teradici, Chaos, Dell Technologies, Epic Games, Foundry, GridMarkets, Marmoset, Marvelous Designer, Maxon, NVIDIA, Ninja Theory, Wacom, Weta FX, 2G Studio, 3D World, BVN, Crystal Dynamics, DNEG, Dr.Reel, Flipped Normals, GRAPH, INDG, IO Interactive, Kilograph, On Animation Studio, Outpost VFX, Sini Software, That's No Moon, Unity, Unsigned Studio, beloFX, realworld one.

What happens now?

We rest for 5 minutes, pick ourselves up and then continue with the judging process. Our next milestone is to select finalists for all categories.

Finalists will be announced July 9th, 2022. Once finalists are announced, the general public will be invited to help select their favourite entries and vote for the People's Choice winners.

Winner will be announced July 27, 2022 so make sure to check back soon.

Until then, follow this link to view all the amazing entries for Rookie Awards 2022.