The highest honour for creative media & entertainment students
About The Rookies.
2018 Awards Timeline.
March 7th: Open for Submissions
Eligible entrants are asked to create an entry page and upload their best work for the judges to review.
May 31st: Submissions Close
No extensions are ever allowed. This is a solid date, just like a production deadline. Don’t miss it!
June 30th: Finalists Announced
Our Judging panel reviews every entry, awarding them an industry ranking and selecting top people per category.
July 16th: Winners Announced
All judging completed and winners of jobs, internships, scholarships and People’s Choice are announced.
The School of the Year Report is of relevance to both students and tutors, studios and recruiters. It has been produced to assist and enable prospective students to find a school that is best suited to their desired career path.
The report includes a detailed breakdown of all the data collected from student submissions for 2017. Included inside a further breakdowns and additional ranking for other schools that participated. We hope this report will help ensure schools continue to push their curriculums to the edge and to guide students in demonstrating learnt skills that are perfectly matched to the requirements of production.
Categories from Traditional to Tomorrow.
Film of the Year - Visual Effects
Films created by both teams and individuals that include live action visual effects used to help tell a story, add that wow factor, or just improve raw footage.View Examples
Game of the Year - Console and PC
We are looking for teams and individuals who have created console games. Trailers and incomplete games are allowed to be submitted. Finished games preferred.View Examples
Game of the Year - VR / AR
Team and individual games that have been designed to use the latest virtual reality systems. Completed projects preferred, but game play examples and trailers accepted.View Examples