The Rookies was founded in 2009 to "showcase the most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, digital artists, and launch them into the career of their dreams." This year entries open on March 7th, and the deadline is May 15th, so there is plenty of time to start crafting a great project.
How do the Rookies work?
creating an entry page and submitting your details. You set up a page and use it to showcase your best work - this can be both as a team (say, on a group project) and also individual work. Note that professional client-facing paid work is not admissible.
What is the deadline to enter?
You can enter your work anytime until the deadline of May 31st 2019.
What sort of thing should go on a student page?
Students should treat their entry page as something they would show a recruiter when applying for a job. It should include a small bio about them, examples of their work, and your work history.
How do awards get made?
The Rookies judges will review student work and make awards.
What are the rules?
To enter The Rookies you must:
- be 18 years or older.
- have studied at a certified university, school, or online training facility between January 2018 and May 2019.
- create an entry page and upload examples of your work
Can it lead to a job?
Yes, the Rookies has a number of recruitment partners who promote student work and help students find jobs.
To see more, visit the official site.
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2018, follow this link. To apply, visit the official page here.