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Rookie Awards 2021

The 11th Annual Rookie Awards is 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.

Rookie Awards 2021
Round of applause for our sponsors

Winners
Rookie of the Year | Game Development

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

Winner: Jasmin Habezai-Fekri

Jasmin Habezai-Fekri - 3D Environment & Prop Art 2020-2021
This entry showcases environments I created from 2020 to 2021. I love to bring colorful and stylized spaces to life, with a mix of PBR and hand-painted textures, rendered in Unreal.
Rookie of the Year - Winner

Runner up: Malin Tuomas

Malin Tuomas - Malin Tuomas - Environment Art
A selection of game environments I've made during my time as a student.
Rookie of the Year - Runner Up

Highly Commended: Silke Van Der Smissen

Silke Van Der Smissen - Collection of Environments and Props
This is a collection of environments and props I made throughout the year. All ranging from September 2020 to now (April 2021). I have a huge love for visual storytelling, and hope that that carries through all of my projects. Feel free to let me know what you think!
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Moreau Clément

Moreau Clément - Plane Hangar - UE4 Environment
Here I present you my work of the last 2 years at DAE Howest. My goal was to make a realistic environment to showcase my prop arts. It was rendered in real time, using Unreal Engine 4.25 raytracing features.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Aleksandar Danilovac

Aleksandar Danilovac - Victorian City Street
Hey everyone! Here is my 2020 video game environment demo reel that I created during my mentorship at Think Tank Training Centre. This project was inspired off of a beautiful concept by Rowena Wang (http://rowenaxiaowang.daportfolio.com).
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Mikel Iriberri

Mikel Iriberri - Ancient Market
In the scorching sand of the vast desert, a group of merchants belatedly spot from afar, after a long and dangerous journey, an auspicious market where desired goods such as vitals and luxury items could be traded. This is the demo reel I made during my mentorship at Think Tank Training Centre.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

People's Choice: Shira Eilan

Shira Eilan - Asha
Hi everyone! This is a game environment I created for my mentorship with Aaron Dodd at Think Tank Training Centre. I learned a lot in the process and had a lot of fun! I was responsible for all aspects except the potted flowers and fruits on the patio. Concept by Muyang Xu. Music and sound design by Ori Alboher.
Rookie of the Year - People's Choice

Finalists
Rookie of the Year | Game Development

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