Rookie Awards 2019 | Education Scholarships

UTS Animal Logic

Established in 2017, the Academy is a custom built VFX studio and teaching facility at the UTS campus in Sydney Australia. Fast track your career with this incredible opportunity powered by both UTS and Animal Logic.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
UTS Animal Logic
Round of applause for our sponsors


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


Michael Bond


United Kingdom | Bournemouth University

I first realised I wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry when I began working on films and personal projects as a hobby. Then I discovered there were jobs available in this field!

People's Choice

Thomas Ongo


Malaysia | 3dsense Media School

Since I was kid, I grew up with tons of video games, but never thought that art can be a profession. I love art and science the most in my study, then I took Architecture degree. While at same time I watched a lot of CG videos and do self-taught about game development . Since 2015, that was on the 2nd year of my architecture degree study, I kept following my passion in this industry and this has already changed my mind.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.

viniciusfavero (Excellence Award) View Entry
rixh (Excellence Award) View Entry
filipemtostes (Excellence Award) View Entry
marcelpou (Excellence Award) View Entry
rixh (Draft Selection) View Entry
jannsherrera (Rookie of the Year - Winner) View Entry
simonvdhende (Draft Selection) View Entry
rodrigoraygoza (Excellence Award) View Entry
macu945 (Excellence Award) View Entry
javierpedreno (Draft Selection) View Entry
edee (Excellence Award) View Entry
saeidrezaee (Draft Selection) View Entry
sakshijain (Excellence Award) View Entry
michaelfam (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesrobinson (Excellence Award) View Entry
jamesrobinson (Draft Selection) View Entry
edee (Draft Selection) View Entry
hugowijaya (Draft Selection) View Entry
jannsherrera (Draft Selection) View Entry
jgrimaldo (Draft Selection) View Entry
ingram (Excellence Award) View Entry
kavyashah94 (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Excellence Award) View Entry
yuyingherr (Excellence Award) View Entry
rodrigoraygoza (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
sakshijain (Draft Selection) View Entry
marcelpou (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielguevara (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Excellence Award) View Entry
peiqqi (Excellence Award) View Entry
tommiskell (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielguevara (Excellence Award) View Entry
viniciusfavero (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Draft Selection) View Entry
kavyashah94 (Excellence Award) View Entry
javierpedreno (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
heyitsleoj (Draft Selection) View Entry
akshay (Draft Selection) View Entry
simonvdhende (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
lulucie (Draft Selection) View Entry
viniciusfavero (Rookie of the Year - Runner Up) View Entry
philippsieben (Draft Selection) View Entry
hugowijaya (Excellence Award) View Entry
calosanema (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
jgrimaldo (Excellence Award) View Entry
danielpaul (Draft Selection) View Entry
mjbvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
javierpedreno (Excellence Award) View Entry

Category Brief

The Animal Logic Academy (UTS ALA) is an award-winning educational VFX studio offering a Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV) - and PhD research opportunities.

Mentored by industry experts, students are immersed in a full-time studio environment, using a combination of established film VFX processes as well as pioneering use of new tools from the real-time industry.

Within 12 months you could be graduating with a Masters in Animation and Visual Effects.

Requirements Applicants for this scholarship must include examples of work in their entry and will be subject to UTS entry requirements if shortlisted. Next intake will commence January 2020.


  • Scholarship location: Sydney, Australia.
  • A scholarship valued at $5000 (towards fee).
  • 12-month duration.
  • Prize value is Australian Dollars.
UTS Animal Logic
UTS Animal Logic
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