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Rookie Awards 2024

Discover the 14th Annual Rookie Awards – your gateway to the creative industries! Showcase your talent, win amazing prizes, and get noticed by the world's top studios. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or emerging artist, this global platform is your chance to shine. Join now!

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Rookie Awards 2024
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Quick Overview

As you can see by the size of this page, we have loads of prizes up for grabs. So here is the TL;DR version.

Animate

Random Giveaways

Entrants will be picked at random and win regular software and hardware giveaways.

Render

9 Career Opportunities

There is simply no better way to launch your career with opportunities at our partner studios.

Design

100+ Software & Hardware

Industry leading software and hardware can hurt the bank account which is why we've got you covered.

Career Opportunities

Contest Prize Status Sponsor
Contest: PlaySide Studios 4-week Internship Status: Winner Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contest: Ghost VFX | Copenhagen 3-month internship Status: Winner Location: Online or Copengagen
Contest: Ghost VFX | London 3-month internship Status: Winner Location: Online or London
Contest: beloFX 2 x Mentorships. 6 hour video conference. Status: Winner Location: Online
Contest: 2G Studio 4 week Mentorship. 1 hour video each week. Status: Winner Location: Online
Contest: ETC 1 x Internships Status: Winner Location: Online or Onsite
Contest: INDG 4 week Virtual Mentorship Status: Winner Location: Online
Contest: The Boundary 3-month Internship Status: Winner Location: Online or Onsite

Category Prizes

Contest Prize Status Sponsor
Contest: Film of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Film of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Film of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Film of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Film of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 x Production Collective + Katana (12 month sub) Status: Winner Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Film of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 x Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Film of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 x Nuke Studio, Mari or Katana (12 month sub) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Film of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 x Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Film of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Film of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 6 x Production Collective + Katana (12 month sub) Status: Winner Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Film of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Film of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 6 x Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Film of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 6 x Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Film of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 6 x Nuke Studio, Mari or Katana (12 month sub) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Game of the Year - Console & PC Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Game of the Year - Console & PC Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Game of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Game of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Game of the Year - Mobile Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Game of the Year - Mobile Prize: 1 x Houdini Indie 1-year license per team member (up to 6) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Harmony 22 Premium (1 year) license Status: Winner Sponsor: Toon Boom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Storyboard Pro 22 (1 year) license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Toon Boom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 2D Animation Prize: Tablet Q630M Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Production Collective + Katana (12 month sub) Status: Winner Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Style3D full software suite 1-year individual license Status: Winner Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI Motherboard Status: Winner Sponsor: ProArt
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: ProArt GeForce RTX™ 4060 Ti Graphics Card Status: Winner Sponsor: ProArt
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 1 year Marvelous Designer License Status: Winner Sponsor: CLO
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Annual Maxon One license Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Houdini Indie 1 year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Style3D full software suite 6-month individual license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 months Maxon One license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Nuke Studio, Mari or Katana (12 month sub) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Tablet Q630M Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 months Marvelous Designer License Status: Runner Up Sponsor: CLO
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: 6 months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - 3D Animation Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Tablet Inspiroy 2 L Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Architectural Visualisation Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Concept Art Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: 1 year CLO License Status: Winner Sponsor: CLO
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: 12-month Marmoset Toolbag Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Marmoset
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Annual Modo license Status: Winner Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: 12-month Marmoset Toolbag Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Marmoset
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: 6 months CLO License Status: Runner Up Sponsor: CLO
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Annual Modo license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Tablet Inspiroy 2 L Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Digital Fashion Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Style3D full software suite1-year individual license Status: Winner Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: 12-month Marmoset Toolbag Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Marmoset
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: 12-month Marmoset Toolbag Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Marmoset
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Game Development Prize: Style3D full software suite 6-month individual license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Style3D full software suite1-year individual license Status: Winner Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Style3D full software suite 6-month individual license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Annual Maxon One license Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor:
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: 6 months Maxon One license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Motion Graphics Prize: Tablet Q630M Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 1 x Choice of any Kit Status: Winner Sponsor: KitBash3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual Modo license Status: Winner Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 1 x AutoCAD Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Autodesk
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 12-month Marmoset Toolbag Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Marmoset
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 12-month Marmoset Toolbag Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Marmoset
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 1 x Neo NYC Kit Status: Runner Up Sponsor: KitBash3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Tablet Inspiroy 2 L Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual Modo license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Product & Industrial Design Prize: 1 x AutoCAD Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor:
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Style3D full software suite 1-year individual license Status: Winner Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Maxon One license (1 year) Status: Winner Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 1 year Marvelous Designer License Status: Winner Sponsor: CLO
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Winner Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Annual Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Production Collective + Katana (12 month sub) Status: Winner Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Annual Substance 3D Collection Subscription Status: Winner Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Wacom Intuos Small Status: Winner Sponsor: Wacom
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Annual V-Ray Education and Annual Chaos Corona Student and 100 Chaos Cloud credits Status: Winner Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Maxon One license (6 months) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Maxon
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Annual V-Ray Education or Annual Chaos Corona Student Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Chaos
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Nuke Studio, Mari or Katana (12 month sub) Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Foundry
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Houdini Indie 1-year license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: SideFX
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 6-months Creative Cloud Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Style3D full software suite 6-month individual license Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Style3D
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Tablet Q630M Status: Runner Up Sponsor: HUION
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: Annual Substance Texturing Subscription Status: Runner Up Sponsor: Adobe
Contest: Rookie of the Year - Visual Effects Prize: 6 months Marvelous Designer License Status: Runner Up Sponsor: CLO