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Rookie Awards 2022 | Career Opportunities

Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory is looking for an Intern to join their team and experience what it's like to be part of this world-renowned studio. Apply for this opportunity to launch your career instantly.

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Winners

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

Winner

Diane NUTY

Diane

France | New3dge

I first realised I wanted to work in the creative media when I was 14, after seeing an advert for a game that allows users to create their own content. I started with Blender !

Runner Up

Vanel Wafo

VanelWafo

France | New3dge

Since I was very young, I had the facility to use a pencil or marker to reproduce what I saw, such as animals or other everyday things. In high school, I did portraits of celebrities and people close to me and I reproduced manga. At first I wanted to be a surgeon because I was very interested in anatomy, the nervous and blood system and the internal functioning of the human body (metabolism, immunity ...). Drawing was only a distraction for me (besides, I liked to draw biology or geography soon.

Highly Commended

Garrick Ho

gho3

United States |

I'm a 3D environment artist with an undergraduate training in architectural design. I have a passion for urbanism and creating dense and detailed spaces. Experiencing the dynamic world and architecture in Cyberpunk 2077 was a turning point in my career aspirations. I greatly appreciate the sense of wonder, immersion, and level of detail and control that I can imbue in game environments. Hope you enjoy my work.

People's Choice

Vanel Wafo

VanelWafo

France | New3dge

Since I was very young, I had the facility to use a pencil or marker to reproduce what I saw, such as animals or other everyday things. In high school, I did portraits of celebrities and people close to me and I reproduced manga. At first I wanted to be a surgeon because I was very interested in anatomy, the nervous and blood system and the internal functioning of the human body (metabolism, immunity ...). Drawing was only a distraction for me (besides, I liked to draw biology or geography soon.

Honorable Mentions

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

Datmatthiasnguyen (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
HectorCarles (Excellence Award and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
owenjclarke (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Gevik (Draft Selection) View Entry
jdean4296 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
JaimeDavila (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
AllanMAGAGNOSC (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
FrancesRen (Draft Selection and Draft Selection) View Entry
dmgarner101 (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
rohom3Des (Draft Selection) View Entry
Lamoustache (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
KateYavorska (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Winner) View Entry
JackyLo (Draft Selection) View Entry
aideedeedee (Draft Selection, Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
mhiko (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
saramorenoexr (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
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adriantrjillo09 (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
DanielPlichta (Draft Selection) View Entry
martacasalini (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
AlvaroGart (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
RoberoArenas3D (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
camdrain (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
Dashyii (Draft Selection) View Entry
gabrie1 (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
TomJK (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Runner Up) View Entry
ScarletCrystiola (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
AngelKhor (Draft Selection) View Entry
DaveJC (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
mingyuanli044 (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Highly Commended, and Excellence Award) View Entry
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JamieSim (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
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emilewilks (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
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DaveCharlton (Excellence Award and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
DanielTolland (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
reyzhong (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
tristesire (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
mpechy (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
ROBERRINI (Draft Selection) View Entry
crescentlwc (Rookie of the Year - Runner Up, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ambrebohin (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Film of the Year - Runner Up, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Highly Commended) View Entry
TristanChesselet (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
javiells (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
pierrecrapahuteur (Draft Selection) View Entry
georgecutler7 (Draft Selection) View Entry
soumyaverma (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
CharlesLerein (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
BETA (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
ArthurFournier (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Rhadamenteh (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
DomingieYann (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
UNK2021 (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
JaimeGEchanove (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
borispetrov (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
williammarques (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
EmileChauvin (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
owentidy (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
Blindboy (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
LiamK (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
alexanderKluts (Draft Selection) View Entry
madsiks (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Alexboy (Draft Selection) View Entry
FebedeVos (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry

Category Brief

Ninja Theory was formed in 2004 by four partners, including current Directors Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Director), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Director) and Jez San OBE (Non-Executive Director). Our philosophy is simple: to create impactful game experiences made by small, passionate teams with breakthrough technology. Based in the historic City of Cambridge, with its sandstone colleges and punts pushing down-river, it is in these surroundings that we’ve produced all of our critically acclaimed titles, from the multi-BAFTA winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to DmC: Devil May Cry and Bleeding Edge. Today, as part of Xbox Game Studios, we strive to achieve our mission to craft life changing art with game changing tech across our in-development projects of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Project MARA and The Insight Project.

This 1 x studio internship is open to aspiring Game Design & Development artists wanting to work on AAA level games. The aim is to help an artist kick start their career, working amongst renowned artists and gaining valuable insight into the working life inside this studio.

Each winner will receive feedback from experienced artists on their work, developing their knowledge of the game development pipeline and will be evolving their skill set on some of the most exciting AAA level games in production.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • You must create a single entry page that includes all your best work with a focus on game design and development content.
  • Include example projects that showcase your understanding and skills that relate specifically to this company.
  • Selected candidate will need to conduct a formal interview to be conducted by Ninja Theory following announcement.

Eligibility

  • Must be motivated to work on AAA games.
  • Must be able to complete the internship during the second half of 2022.
  • Must legally be allowed to work in United Kingdom. (Working visa not provided).
  • Must be successful with formal interview to be eligible for this prize.

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

  • Studio Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • 12-week duration.
  • No accommodation provided.
  • Fully paid position.

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 > Ninja Theory’ 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.

Need some help? Watch this video demonstration to help make sure you create the best entry possible.

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