Rookie Awards 2019 | Rookie of the Year

3D Animation

Entries should include content specifically created for feature animated films/shorts. The key is that all elements should be full CG - environments, characters, set, props, animation and effects. Projects should be stylised similar to popular Pixar and Dreamworks movies.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
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Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.

Winner

Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğlu

tayfurturkmenoglu

Turkey | Yıldız Technical University

I' ve been always drawing ever since I could remember. After attending high school, I noticed that this is my passion and the job that I could make a difference.

Runner Up

Jeremy Schaefer

jeremyschaef

United States | Ringling College of Art and Design

In high school I started messing around with cameras and visual effects. Two YouTube channels named Freddiew and Corridor Digital both heavily inspired me to just pick up a camera and make something.

Highly Commended

Ayoub Moulakhnif

ayoubm

Morocco | AnimSchool

I've been drawing and watching a lot of cartoons when I was a kid, one day I realized there is a possibility to turn my hobby into a profession, so I decided to become a storyteller.

Highly Commended

Jenna Spurlock

jennaspurlock

United States | School of Visual Arts

I grew up in Orlando, Florida next to Walt Disney World; so from a very young age I was able to observe the influence of animation to a wide audience of people of all ages. I was always passionate about the arts and studied painting for a few years before realizing that my ultimate dream is to create animated films and portray my love for both storytelling and visual art into a full-time career.

Highly Commended

Kristina Tsenova

kriskamikakushi

United Kingdom | Glasgow Caledonian University

I am a visual storyteller and I have always been. Ever since I was a little kid I loved drawing, painting, reading, re-watching my favorite films 100 times and consequently creating my own stories. My life has grown around those passions of mine, I constantly explore different mediums and styles and I search for the best way to tell meaningful stories.

Highly Commended

Kim Strandli

kimstrandli

Denmark | The Animation Workshop

Ever since my mom gave me access to Photoshop at age 8, I've wanted to learn as many creative tools as possible, as a way to distract myself from my home village where I didn't fit in. Even making DVD menus using Adobe Encore age 12 (for fun!). I eventually got my hands on 3DS Max, and it put me on a trajectory away from home, in the possibilities it opened up,and the communities I suddenly felt I belonged to. The enjoyment I've gotten from this medium made it impossible to want anything else.

People's Choice

Juan Fer Bravo

juanferbravo94

Mexico | Vancouver Film School

The first time I new I wanted to be part of this industry was when I was finishing High School 6 years ago and I was unsure about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, drawing has always been one of my passions but after watching the pixar documentary I knew I had to be part of this amazing industry where I´ll be able to be myself and create more. After finishing my bachelor degree in Design, last year I did the 3D animation program where I was formally introduced to the Industry .

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.

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wrjaravaza (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
kavyashah94 (Excellence Award) View Entry
aliciasabot (Draft Selection) View Entry
manuelsitompul (Draft Selection) View Entry
melodyaromero (Draft Selection) View Entry
nabilsahih (Excellence Award) View Entry
josepontes (Draft Selection) View Entry
javierpedreno (Excellence Award) View Entry
bensena (Excellence Award) View Entry
davidpferrer (Draft Selection) View Entry
mozz (Draft Selection) View Entry
mathieugariepy (Excellence Award) View Entry
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mananrb (Draft Selection) View Entry
javierpedreno (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
anaisketterer (Draft Selection) View Entry
riccardotinchelli (Draft Selection) View Entry
catluo (Draft Selection) View Entry
medcalfw (Draft Selection) View Entry
rixh (Draft Selection) View Entry
samybrutout (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
m137 (Excellence Award) View Entry
ninahaftka (Draft Selection) View Entry
dalewu1207 (Draft Selection) View Entry
naram1223 (Draft Selection) View Entry
indialane (Excellence Award) View Entry
alexandrelefebvre (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidpferrer (Internship - Winner) View Entry
antoinedesgavroches (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielamoldoveanu96 (Draft Selection) View Entry
nsugiart (Draft Selection) View Entry
florianpetiteau (Excellence Award) View Entry
thelostkey2018 (Draft Selection) View Entry
fermin (Draft Selection) View Entry
elmono17 (Draft Selection) View Entry
rodrigoavila (Draft Selection) View Entry
anaisketterer (Excellence Award) View Entry
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timvandulmen (Excellence Award) View Entry
yeyoung (Draft Selection) View Entry
samuelgonzalez (Draft Selection) View Entry
ashimara (Draft Selection) View Entry
oscarballo (Draft Selection) View Entry
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mikeybond777 (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
thiagopaulino (Draft Selection) View Entry
oscarballo (Excellence Award) View Entry
romaincollette4 (Draft Selection) View Entry
dtpha (Draft Selection) View Entry
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mathisrodriguez (Draft Selection) View Entry
dreamlessye (Draft Selection) View Entry
jaredfischler (Draft Selection) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Draft Selection) View Entry
rodrigoraygoza (Excellence Award) View Entry
leonieetschel (Draft Selection) View Entry
francopizzani (Draft Selection) View Entry
glaubert (Draft Selection) View Entry
sankettonde (Draft Selection) View Entry
antoinedalbo (Excellence Award) View Entry
lulucie (Draft Selection) View Entry
paulng (Draft Selection) View Entry
karinwolf (Draft Selection) View Entry
seangardner00 (Excellence Award) View Entry
simonvdhende (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
tracyle (Draft Selection) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Internship - Winner) View Entry
mananrb (Excellence Award) View Entry
clarasimone (Draft Selection) View Entry
catarinab (Draft Selection) View Entry
troiti (Draft Selection) View Entry
phiena (Draft Selection) View Entry
waltertorezanjr (Draft Selection) View Entry
lucassinewe (Draft Selection) View Entry
hannesfaupel (Excellence Award) View Entry
elmono17 (Excellence Award) View Entry
jeremyfache (Draft Selection) View Entry
cterroso (Excellence Award) View Entry
emmalepuil (Draft Selection) View Entry
youran (Draft Selection) View Entry
yachao (Draft Selection) View Entry
keiranfroom (Draft Selection) View Entry
pedroplacido (Draft Selection) View Entry
waltertorezanjr (Excellence Award) View Entry
jannsherrera (Rookie of the Year - Winner) View Entry
jinshenwong (Excellence Award) View Entry
simonvdhende (Draft Selection) View Entry
javierpedreno (Draft Selection) View Entry
pascaru (Draft Selection) View Entry
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humairah (Draft Selection) View Entry
laylaviscu (Excellence Award) View Entry
vitor (Draft Selection) View Entry
clementch (Draft Selection) View Entry
jeangrandgirard (Excellence Award) View Entry
cterroso (Draft Selection) View Entry
stellanjoerdens (Draft Selection) View Entry
manuelsitompul (Excellence Award) View Entry
deborahling (Draft Selection) View Entry
thiagopaulino (Internship - Winner) View Entry
florianpetiteau (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielpaul (Excellence Award) View Entry
dnlpsn (Excellence Award) View Entry
leojiaz (Excellence Award) View Entry
yafei (Draft Selection) View Entry
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keiranfroom (Excellence Award) View Entry
jbar11 (Draft Selection) View Entry
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miajiyounpark (Excellence Award) View Entry
shahanm1ah (Draft Selection) View Entry
alexchris (Draft Selection) View Entry
ninahaftka (Excellence Award) View Entry
yasminebresson (Excellence Award) View Entry
filipemtostes (Excellence Award) View Entry
marcelpou (Excellence Award) View Entry
troiti (Excellence Award) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Draft Selection) View Entry
albertlie (Draft Selection) View Entry
lucassinewe (Excellence Award) View Entry
radiola (Excellence Award) View Entry
jordanbarg (Draft Selection) View Entry
wrjaravaza (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidesonsac (Draft Selection) View Entry
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edee (Excellence Award) View Entry
xufei1993 (Excellence Award) View Entry
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learocton (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
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linarosenowski (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesw96 (Draft Selection) View Entry
hugowijaya (Draft Selection) View Entry
michaelfam (Draft Selection) View Entry
gcazarine (Excellence Award) View Entry
jamesrobinson (Excellence Award) View Entry
robertlilian (Draft Selection) View Entry
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kimstrandli (Draft Selection) View Entry
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jerostique (Film of the Year - People's Choice) View Entry
lindas (Draft Selection) View Entry
conti (Draft Selection) View Entry
annieh (Excellence Award) View Entry
jamesrobinson (Draft Selection) View Entry
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jannsherrera (Draft Selection) View Entry
abrahamportilla21 (Draft Selection) View Entry
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naghi (Excellence Award) View Entry
jerostique (Draft Selection) View Entry
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laylaviscu (Draft Selection) View Entry
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annieh (Draft Selection) View Entry
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elliedtx (Excellence Award) View Entry
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radkins (Excellence Award) View Entry
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harrytp (Excellence Award) View Entry
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herion (Excellence Award) View Entry
bensena (Draft Selection) View Entry
jensw (Excellence Award) View Entry
benjaminfrancois (Draft Selection) View Entry
tomkeijer (Draft Selection) View Entry
hankchang (Draft Selection) View Entry
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indialane (Draft Selection) View Entry
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jordanbarg (Draft Selection) View Entry
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muchuanhung (Draft Selection) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Excellence Award) View Entry
dahyun (Draft Selection) View Entry
ronroy (Draft Selection) View Entry
seesawpig (Excellence Award) View Entry
omar (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
lanro (Draft Selection) View Entry
learocton (Excellence Award) View Entry
stfvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
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nina406 (Draft Selection) View Entry
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gwendolyngettelfinger (Excellence Award) View Entry
indialane (Draft Selection) View Entry
florencia (Draft Selection) View Entry
parthshah (Draft Selection) View Entry
sunnychancwys (Draft Selection) View Entry
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silver (Draft Selection) View Entry
timvandulmen (Draft Selection) View Entry
benjaminfrancois (Excellence Award) View Entry
glaubert (Excellence Award) View Entry
armenpamok (Draft Selection) View Entry
vargarys (Draft Selection) View Entry
yuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
vitor (Excellence Award) View Entry
leonieetschel (Excellence Award) View Entry
glintz (Draft Selection) View Entry
robbinvdbroek (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidpferrer (Excellence Award) View Entry
radkins (Draft Selection) View Entry
mirelasalge (Draft Selection) View Entry
antoinedesgavroches (Excellence Award) View Entry
naghi (Draft Selection) View Entry
auden (Draft Selection) View Entry
yasminebresson (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Excellence Award) View Entry
mikko (Draft Selection) View Entry
jerostique (Excellence Award) View Entry
nicholaslim (Draft Selection) View Entry
lucatin (Draft Selection) View Entry
hannesfaupel (Draft Selection) View Entry
ancabadut (Excellence Award) View Entry
albertlie (Excellence Award) View Entry
fettuciarimartin (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Excellence Award) View Entry
klaymdex (Draft Selection) View Entry
h20s (Excellence Award) View Entry
joeykuah (Draft Selection) View Entry
yunachenn (Draft Selection) View Entry
thelostkey2018 (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
manuelsitompul (Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
leojiaz (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesw96 (Excellence Award) View Entry
ueveraldoc (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
chongenxin (Draft Selection) View Entry
charly (Draft Selection) View Entry
josepontes (Excellence Award) View Entry
elmono17 (Draft Selection) View Entry
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fermin (Excellence Award) View Entry
radiola (Draft Selection) View Entry
brandonkisereu (Draft Selection) View Entry
manisalguero (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
michmich (Draft Selection) View Entry
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timtoc (Draft Selection) View Entry
learocton (Draft Selection) View Entry
boditushig (Draft Selection) View Entry
lightray (Draft Selection) View Entry
nina406 (Excellence Award) View Entry
patricia (Draft Selection) View Entry
leejiamin (Excellence Award) View Entry
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yonlee (Draft Selection) View Entry
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mirelasalge (Excellence Award) View Entry
yafei (Excellence Award) View Entry
dmcdesign (Draft Selection) View Entry
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timstupak (Draft Selection) View Entry
robinadrb (Draft Selection) View Entry
seangardner00 (Draft Selection) View Entry
manuelsitompul (Draft Selection) View Entry
philippsieben (Draft Selection) View Entry
naram1223 (Excellence Award) View Entry
hugowijaya (Excellence Award) View Entry
luciekrause (Draft Selection) View Entry
luisguimendoza (Excellence Award) View Entry
rixh (Excellence Award) View Entry
candy (Draft Selection) View Entry
ugomasutti (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielpaul (Draft Selection) View Entry
johanwidell (Draft Selection) View Entry
carldrifter (Draft Selection) View Entry
laylaviscu (Internship - Winner) View Entry
einarrigging (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielpaul (Draft Selection) View Entry
chloeroberts (Draft Selection) View Entry
abrahamportilla21 (Excellence Award) View Entry
briellamonz (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

Entries into 3D Animation should include content created specifically for use with feature animated films and short films. The content can be photorealistic, but the content must be specific used in fully computer generated films or shorts. Environments, characters, set, props, animation and effects will primarily have a “toony” or “Pixar” style to them. All elements will be computer generated and no plates will be used.

Please do not submit photorealistic assets and elements that would be more suited to a live action film with plates. These should be submitted to the Visual Effects category.

Modelers, Texture & Shading, Riggers, Lighters, Animators, Effects TDs, Compositors.

Important

  • Combine all your best work into one single entry. Multiple entries with individual projects will not be reviewed.
  • This category is not only for character animators. The term 3D Animation refers to the visual style of the end product, not the single discipline of animation keyframes.
  • Make sure your work is primarily composed of 3D elements, otherwise you should submit work to Concept Art & Illustration category.
  • Any design related work should be submitted to Concept Art & Illustration.
  • Judges are looking for artists creating work in the style of “Pixar” and “Dreamworks” films. Photorealistic work found in live action films will not be accepted here.
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