Not sure what your next project should be? Why not dig around here for a design brief and really challenge yourself.
Rookie Awards 2019
Started in 2010, this is our biggest annual contest. It's 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.
We first launched this challenge back in May 2011. It's time to revisit all the exotic animals, performers and wonder that was created for us all those years ago.
If you’re truly interested in how your skills stack up in the real world, you need to challenge yourself.
The Rookie Awards
Our premiere annual Awards discovers the best new talent around the world. Get your work reviewed by industry professionals and win studio internships, full educational scholarships and prizes.
Being able to meet a brief and deliver content to a schedule is one of the most important skills you need to learn as a digital artist. Jump in and find yourself a challenge and see how you go!
Nice and easy
Stages of a Contest
We have massive annual contests and small mini-challenges. At the core of these are a few simple stages that you need to know about.
This stage is pretty straight forward. Our team and sponsors provide a brief. You go away and create something awesome. Some contests will even ask you to share your progress with our Work-In-Progress feature. The key here is to pay close attention to the brief.
We hand select some of the biggest industry names out there. This includes Oscar Winners, AAA Game Art Directors and studio executives. During the Juding period we all deliberate to find the very best entries which will be nominated as Finalists.
This is a pretty big deal. Reaching this stage means you have been hand selected from all other entries and will be reviewed by a wider judging panel. Judges review privately and nominate their favourite entries.
This is the fun part. We get to hand out badges, certificates and even trophies sometimes. Enter as many contests as you like and collect Awards to display on your free profile page. Trust us, recruiters love a profile with a nice badge.