Rookie Awards 2022 | Specialty

Young Guns

All great digital artists start at a young age. This is why we have a category open specifically for young artists from around the world to showcase their passion and amazing skills.

Young Guns
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Winners

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

Winner

Giora Nohl

Giora

Germany |

I've been fascinated by games since I was a kid. I enjoyed games with a great story, but what really intrigued me were the visuals. I spent hours just walking around and looking at things. Examine the smallest details to see how the designers did it, and look at the big picture to understand the world the game is set in. Ever since then, I've wanted to have a future in modeling and world creation.

Runner Up

Valentina Abushenko

valentinaabushenko

Russia |

In my childhood I watched a lot of cartoons and they amaized me so much. These movies ("Toy story" or "Finding Nemo") have an interesting story and engaging characters. Thats's why I realised my passion to creative media and willingness to make something that would be in people's memory for a long time.

Highly Commended

Gustav Augustus Hills

Gustav

United Kingdom |

Around the age of 6-7 I became interested in game development and 3D modelling, having the opportunity to make whatever I could imagine without limitations was an alluring opportunity as a child. Over the years I've continued to grow and develop my skills in the industry, but my love for 3D work has always kept me wanting to push myself.

People's Choice

Gustav Augustus Hills

Gustav

United Kingdom |

Around the age of 6-7 I became interested in game development and 3D modelling, having the opportunity to make whatever I could imagine without limitations was an alluring opportunity as a child. Over the years I've continued to grow and develop my skills in the industry, but my love for 3D work has always kept me wanting to push myself.

Honorable Mentions

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

pattyccc13 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
owenjclarke (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
DarkOriole4 (Draft Selection) View Entry
hoangduyvfx (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
FallynEzw (Draft Selection) View Entry
SyntaX (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
bensrenders (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Gaurav08 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
zofiolek (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
franchescasilva1 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
NoahCho (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
KapilRawat (Draft Selection) View Entry
SenaSketch (Draft Selection) View Entry
DHCGI (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
reyzhong (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
sahiloswal (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ArthurKosyan (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
TobiAjibolaa (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Marrowire (Excellence Award) View Entry
OscarHolden (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
YukiTori (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
SalahElshehry (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

The Young Guns category is open to artists between the age of 13-17 years. The judges want to see all the creative media content you’ve been creating at school and at home. The brief is open. We want to see all your amazing animations, video games, illustrations, concept art motion graphics and more.

This contest has an open brief, but is targeted to young artists who are creative, technical and are excited about a possible future working in visual effects, animation, games, immersive media, architectural visualisation, motion graphics and product design. If you think this is you, then show us what you’ve been working on.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • You can only submit 1 entry to this category. Do not submit multiple entries otherwise you will be disqualified.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • Share examples of your work that showcase your related skills to this category.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are motivated and passionate about working in creative media & entertainment industries.

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 your passion and skills.

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 ‘Specialty > Young Guns’ 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.

Major Prize

FREE: 2 hours of portfolio review & artistic guidance with one of ARTFX’ professional artists/professors If the student is admitted to ARTFX during the 2023-24 application period, s/he will also have their registration fees waived (a value of up to 850 euros).

About ARTFX In 2021, ARTFX was named by The Rookies as the number one school in VFX and animation (for the 3rd year in a row) in the “production excellence” category, which recognises the quality of end-of-studies team-based projects.