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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.

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Rookie of the Year | 3D Animation

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.


  • 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.
3D Animation
3D Animation
3D Animation