Rookie Awards 2021 | Rookie of the Year

Product Design

Focused on the art of visualising products, furniture, and gadgets that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. Judges looking to see the process from concept design through to completed renderings and even real-world prototypes.

Product Design
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Winners

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

Winner

Jake Wyand

wyandja

United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

Oh, I have always known I wanted to work in the creative field! I come from a family of entrepreneurs, but I was the only artist in my family. So when I was 15, I started creating custom phone cases with my artwork using sublimation. I knew I had to pursue a career in Industrial Design and found SCAD when applying to colleges, thanks to my high school art teacher, Mr. Burnett.

Runner up

henrytran398

United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

When I was kid, I have always been fascinating with the way colors, forms and shapes evolve around us and how they can slowly become part of out life to enhance the quality of life

Highly Commended

Mohammed Al Wadeai

AlWadeai

Sweden | YRGO Computer Graphics Design

I am an aspiring 3D Computer Graphics Design - Product Visualization, 2020 student at YRGO in Gothenburg, Sweden. My first year in school has gotten me completely fascinated by 3D graphics and how to use it in creative projects.

Highly Commended

Ruxia Wang

Ruxia

United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

During in my high school.

People's Choice

KHOO YUN RU

crystalkhooyr0530

Malaysia | The One Academy of Communication Design

Secondary

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

margan20 (Draft Selection) View Entry
mariaioleaga (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
eloiseyeji (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
adriyanyanguas (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
somyachowdhary (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
lilymellor (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
wangding070 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Quint (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Chris999 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
cheriechung (Draft Selection) View Entry
juliabohse (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
AlexisJohnson23 (Draft Selection) View Entry
teoeesean (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
shunyee314 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
shootervic (Draft Selection) View Entry
atlastan1805 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
sejalmittal (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
nandikagupta (Draft Selection) View Entry
Katerinaran (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

The judges are looking for the best young product designers that are passionate about Product Design or Industrial Design. You will need to show experience with AutoCAD style programs which offer a more precise building platform with a strong focus on real-world physics and restraints than other 3D software packages. The judges want to not only see how you sketch and design your ideas, but they are very interested in seeing how you visualise and present your ideas to the world.

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Important Notes

  • This category is for Industrial Designers and Product Designers, not 3D artists wanting to work in film and games.
  • CAD software and the _-design process__ must be the focus for entrants.
  • This is not a category for people with nice ZBrush models of cars, products or furniture.
  • Include illustrations and other supporting material to help explain to judges your design process and problem solving abilities.
  • Judges are interested in seeing great product visualisations. So make sure to share really polished final renders and compliment these with sketches and concept art.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • This category is for artists that specialise in using CAD software.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for employment. They are looking for artists with a passion for this category and have worked hard to hone their skills.

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview and share your best work to impress the judges.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Rookie of the Year > Product Design’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.
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