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CALL: Rookie Awards 2020

The 10th Annual Rookie Awards is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. There is simply no better way to launch your career and start sharing your amazing work online. 

OPEN UNTIL 1 JUN 2020 /// • [ 74d 4h 29m ]

The Rookie Awards is the world’s biggest contest for aspiring creatives in games, animation, visual effects, immersive media, motion graphics and product visualisation. This is the 10th annual contest so its one you don’t want to miss. Take a chance and share your work to industry heavyweights and influencers, receive badges and certificates, connect with other young artists and launch your creative career in 2020.

The judges are tasked with finding the best emerging individual artists and teams for each of the available categories list below. Grab your best work that demonstrates your knowledge, skills, passion and technical abilities for the judges to review. Use our page builder tools to create a single page that will impress the judges and make your friends jealous.

Even if you’re not ready to apply for jobs, or don’t think you can win, this contest is a great opportunity for you to build confidence. These industries are about sharing your work at all level of completion, so why not start now and get your work in front of some of the biggest names in the industries. It’s also a great opportunity to figure out how you stack up against other artists locally and around the world.

Stop thinking about entering, just take a chance. Most of our success stories are from people that didn’t win and thought it would never lead to anything.


You can be a student, self-taught artist, or even a hobbyist. If you have more than 12 months professional experience in any related field that puts you at a distinct advantage over emerging artists, your entry will be disqualified. No work completed at a professional studio can be shared.

Important Dates

Download the Official 2020 Google Calendar so you don’t miss any of the following key dates:

  • Open for submission 7 March 2020
  • Entries close 1 June 2020.
  • Finalists announced 30 June 2020.
  • Winners announced 16 July 2020.
  • Dates mentioned are at 11:59 pm on the date in question.
  • All dates are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

See more here.