NEWS: Rookies Global School Rankings 2022 Announced

Rookie Awards 2022 | Rookie of the Year

Immersive Media

Looking for artists creating content specifically for use with virtual reality headsets. The judges are wanting to see completed games, apps, immersive experiences and all the elements involved in pushing this technology to the next level.

Immersive Media
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Winners

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

Winner

yanminglaw

Malaysia | THE ONE ACADEMY

Before I graduate my secondary school, I saw The One Academy marketing their school in my secondary school's edu fair, and that's where I told myself I want to work in the creative media industry.

Runner Up

Crescent

crescentlwc

Malaysia | The One Academy of Communication Design

When I play my first ever game on Play Station 1, I realized that my passion towards games are undescribable. That is the moment I know I need to enter game industry, and I am willing to do anything related to games.

Highly Commended

Cecilia KJY

ceciliakjy

Malaysia | THE ONE ACADEMY

Since secondary school, I've slowly become interested in design and wondered if I could help others with my designs, even if it was just a small project. Seeing other creative designers playing with different mediums and creating great work that helps people all over the world makes me want to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone and broaden my perspective on the creative journey.

Highly Commended

limsingyuen

Malaysia | The One Academy of Communication Design

It was back when I attended a talk by some designers who shared their experience in the creative media industry. I was inspired and in awe when I witnessed the transformation in their work from an amateur artist to a professional. The examples and progress that was shown by the designers had filled me with curiosity. Thus, this had lead me to pursue a career in the creative industry.

Highly Commended

Tan Kai Ching

kcasey

Malaysia | The One Academy of Communication Design

Highly Commended

joeyling

Malaysia | The One Academy of Communication Design

I love drawing since I was small. By the time I graduated high school I decided to study illustration. But things didn't turn out as plan instead I went to study something that has nothing to do with art and design. Four years after, while looking for a job an interviewer encouraged me to study UI/UX and a total stranger that told me it was never too late to restart. I took their advice and applied for digital media design course. Now here I am, studying to become a web designer.

People's Choice

Christen Chong Ying Qi

ChristenChong

Malaysia | The One Academy of Communication Design

I've enjoyed drawing since I was young but didn't think I'd be studying digital media design until my brother introduced me to UI and UX design right after I finished SPM. I feel UI and UX are somehow cool and challenging as they need a lot of consideration to make a good design for users.

Honorable Mentions

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

jacobalexander (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
ShanYi (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
mataleogml (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Shian (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
AldenChia (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
JonathanHalim (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
Beabenedetti (Game of the Year - People's Choice, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Game of the Year - People's Choice, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Game of the Year - People's Choice, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
bensrenders (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
jingyiloh (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
kaylac (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
tunglais (Draft Selection) View Entry
LeahLeong (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

The judges are looking for the best young artists passionate about immersive media. You will need to show experience with creating content for VR, AR, MR and everything else in between. The judges are looking to find the best technical and creative artists creating content specifically for use with headsets. This includes games, apps, and all immersive experiences in between.

Important Notes

  • The judges are looking for the artists that can demonstrate the best skills in immersive media. This could be a modeller, it could be a developer. The key is to show an understanding of what it takes to create immersive content and fully utilise the technology.
  • Some of the best previous entries have included videos of people playing their games and using their assets. It’s a great way to show how entertaining you have made your experience.
  • This category is a good mix of creativity and technical ability. Our judges will be considering both equally and looking for that artist that is truly pushing the boundaries in this field.
  • 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 > Immersive Media’ 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.