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Rookie Awards 2020

The 10th 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 2020
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Winners
Rookie of the Year | Game Development

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

Winner: Robert Malcolm McCall

Robert Malcolm McCall - Iroh's Bookstore
My 2019 demo reel, created at Think Tank Training Centre in Vancouver and based on a wonderful concept by Klaus Pillon. I had tons of fun working on it and learned an incredible amount along the way. Please enjoy!!
Rookie of the Year - Winner

Runner Up: Balazs Domjan

Balazs Domjan - The Croft Antiques Shop
‘In an alternate universe, decades ago, Lara Croft’s grandmother moved to China. Her inner desire to explore the continent has led to a marvelous collection of precious artifacts. Thus she had opened a small lil’ shop where she had been selling some of her collectibles. This scene is intended to present that place.
Rookie of the Year - Runner Up

Highly Commended: Toivo Huhtaniska

Toivo Huhtaniska - Environments - Toivo Huhtaniska
I'm very new to real time graphics and game art, but as my dream is to work as an environment artist in games I felt it was appropriate to post my entry under this category. Majority of my work is offline rendered but I feel like they capture my vision which I wish to bring to real time in the future.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Hussain Dabhiya

Hussain Dabhiya - The Aftermath
The scene was made in Unreal engine as a personal project I chose to work on, during my Mentorship at Think Tank Training Centre. It depicts the aftermath of a lab experiment gone wrong and how nature takes over and turns the worst of things back into a pleasant scene.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Fabian Kolb

Fabian Kolb - Poltergeist - Real-Time Character
This is my finished demo reel project from Think Tank Training Center. Special thanks to Pierre-Olivier Levesque for being my mentor during this project. Additional thanks go to Aaron Kemner for rigging the character. I also want to thank Erika Madsen for designing some of the fictional company logos in this project
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Andrea Savchenko

Andrea Savchenko - Andrea Savchenko's Portfolio
I am a 3D game character artist with a traditional art background. I like to merge art with engineering around inspiring characters that tell a story. The pieces below typically consumed 4-6 weeks of work each.
Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended

People's Choice: Hussain Dabhiya

Hussain Dabhiya - The Aftermath
The scene was made in Unreal engine as a personal project I chose to work on, during my Mentorship at Think Tank Training Centre. It depicts the aftermath of a lab experiment gone wrong and how nature takes over and turns the worst of things back into a pleasant scene.
Rookie of the Year - People's Choice

Finalists
Rookie of the Year | Game Development

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