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Awards

Based on their performance, each entrant is awarded an official ranking and badge. Both badges and certificates are highly recommended to be displayed on the entrant's website or LinkedIn profile to add a level of professionalism and industry respect.

Badges

Excellence Award

This badge is awarded to contest entries that show a very high level of skill. The skill can be technical or creative based and is considered across all disciplines. These are awarded by our judging panel and are very special.

Rookie of the Year

This badge is awarded to the very best entrants for each of the contest categories. This is the highest level of achievement and recognition that you are at the top of your game. This is the type of thing you get tattooed on ones self. Winner, Runner Up, Highly Commended levels will be awarded.

Rookie Awards - People's Choice

This badge is selected and voted by the general public. Being awarded this badge is a high achievement as it indicates the respect of your peers. It means you have also appealed to a large audience and shown your true skills.

Film of the Year

This badge is awarded to the top films submitted to this category. The badge is available to individuals and teams. These are awarded by our judging panel and are very special. Categories include 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Visual Effects. Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended will be awarded.

Game of the Year

This badge is awarded to the top games submitted to this category. The badge is available to individuals and teams. These are awarded by our judging panel and are very special. Categories include PC & Console, Mobile and Immersive Media. Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended will be awarded.

Draft Selection

This badge is awarded to contest entries that rank highly with the judging panel. Similar to sports leagues, our judges are constantly picking and trading talented artists for the Draft Selection. Being in the Draft Selection means you have are one step closer to being a finalists.

Certificates

Industry Ranking

All entrants will receive an official Rookie Awards ranking certificate. This will include information about the level of achievement you have received. These certificates are highly sought after and very much recommended to include in any job applications to show that our judges believe your work is great.

Autodesk
Blackmagic Design
Epic Games
Shutterstock
Substance by Adobe
Unity
Chaos Group
Foundry
Pixologic
SideFX
Wacom
Yellowdog
3D Artist
3dtotal
3D World
80.lv
Animal Logic
AWN
Axis Studios
BVN
CG Cookie
CG Record
CVDVFX
Double Negative
Electric Theatre Collective
Image Engine
Media temple
Monolith Productions
NetherRealm Studios
Ninja Theory
Polygon Pictures
Rodeo FX
Sarofsky
Weta Digital