Rookie Awards 2023

The 13th Annual Rookie Awards is 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.

Rookie Awards 2023
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Career Opportunities | PlaySide Studios

*PlaySide Studios is the largest independent games studio in Australia. Founded in 2011, its team prides itself on big ideas and the skills to deliver. This amazing opportunity is open to aspiring artists who want to experience what it is like to work in a games studio. The aim is to help kick start their career by working amongst renowned artists and gaining valuable insight into the games industry.

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

Requirements & Deliveries

  • You must create a single-entry page that includes all your best game development projects.
  • We would be keen to see breakdowns of your work


  • Must be motivated to work in the art Department. Must have a passion for making games, with a strong willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to complete the internship during the second half of 2023.
  • Must legally be allowed to work in Australia. (Working visa not provided).

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for the challenges of being part of a games production pipeline. 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

  • Internship (virtual or onsite)
  • Studio Location: Melbourne, Australia.
  • 4-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 > Playside Studios’ 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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