Rookie Awards 2021 | Career Opportunities

Epic Games

For over 25 years, Epic Games has been making award-winning games and engine technology. 5 entrants will win a telephone interview with the talent team looking for hire applicants.

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Winners

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

Winner

Taanthip Tuchinda

taanthip

United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

I've always loved science and art, and game development seemed like the perfect intersection of both my interests. I was drawn into this industry because of its supportive community and everyone's constant drive to improve their work. As a Character Artist I love creating visually interesting, memorable characters and telling their stories through design, silhouette and color. Characters are my medium of immersive storytelling!

Winner

Nate Thorman

natethorman

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

The drive to be creative is hard to explain, like an itch in the back of your neck that only goes away when you start doing something artistic but comes right back as soon as you finish. For a long time I thought that working as a Graphic Designer would sate that hunger, but once I landed that first studio job, it only made it more apparent that my aspirations were bigger and that I wouldn't be happy unless I was working to create similar things to that which inspired me as a kid.

Winner

Jonni Zhang

jonzhang

Germany | Think Tank Online ( Think tank Training Centre - ONLINE )

I think I have had the wish to work in a creative field for as long as I can remember. Although, It was only about a couple years ago since I decided that I wanted to become a 3D character artist and started trying to improve my skills every day.

Winner

Joe Rodrigues

usul

France | new3dge

I remember reading "The Hobbit", then all of Tolkien's works when I was a child and saying to myself "This is what I want to do!". Since, I have always been drawn to different artistic fields. After graduating in Illustration, I started to get interested in the creative media and entertainment industry and since then it has become a real passion.

Winner

Matthew Corsillo

matthewcorsillo

United States | Ringling College of Art and Design

One of my earliest memories is of my older brother showing me an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, which hooked me into an obsession with all things related to entertainment. When I was around 12 or 13 years old, I became deeply rooted in the world of animation. I was drawn in by tv shows at the time which opened my mind to the possibilities of storytelling, particularly Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time". I knew ever since that I wanted to be a part of the animation community.

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Category Brief

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 1,800+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

5 x Winners of this category will win a telephone interview with the Epic Games internship team. They are looking to fill internship placements Fall 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to launch your career in these areas Tech Art, VFX, Lighting, 3D Generalist, Environment Art, Animation and Stylized Concept Art. There is no guarantee of an internship or full time employment, however there are placements on offer so anything is possible with the right portfolio and passion.

Eligibility

  • Must be motivated to work on AAA games.
  • Must be able to complete the internship.
  • Must be an active student or recent graduate within 6 months.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Share examples of your work that showcase any of these areas Tech Art, VFX, Lighting, 3D Generalist, Environment Art, Animation and Stylized Concept Art skills. If there is some UE4 work, even better, but not a requirement.
  • Share details about your process by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • No professional work may be included in your entry.
  • Share your passion for games and the skills you could bring to a company.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for the challenges of production. 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. You have one page to show how amazing your skills are.

Prize Details

  • 5 x phone interviews with recruitment team to apply Internship spot.
  • No guarantee of internship.

*Epic Games Interns learn alongside our strongest leads and mentors, contributing to actual deliverables in a production environment, with a high expectation to succeed. We offer interns a competitive package that includes pay, relocation assistance and housing benefits. Our studios offer additional perks like catered meals, memorable events, and lots of Epic swag. *

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 ‘Career Opportunities > Epic Games’ 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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