Rookie Awards 2024 - Open for Entries!

Rookie Awards 2019

Started in 2010, this is our biggest annual contest. It's open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. There is simply no better way to launch your career and start sharing your amazing work online.

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Education Scholarships | Flinders University / CDW Studios

In partnership Flinders University and CDW Studios have created a very unique study environment where you are being taught by an instructor who currently works as a professional in that industry. Our instructors are world class, and have experience freelancing and working for some of the world’s top entertainment providers and creators, such as Blizzard Entertainment, Rising Sun Pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers and Lego just to name a few.

One lucky artist will be selected to spend 12 months learning industry level skills at this amazing facility in Australia.


Applicants for this scholarship must:

  • include examples of visual effects and digital illustration work in entry.


  • Scholarship location: Adelaide Australia.
  • 12 month scholarship (fee waiver) for either the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media) Honours program or the Graduate Diploma in Digital Production for Entertainment Design program.
Flinders University / CDW Studios
Flinders University / CDW Studios
Flinders University / CDW Studios