Check out all the Rookie Awards 2022 entries!

Sponsors

Put simply, there would be no contests without the incredible support we have from our sponsors. We are humbled to work with so many incredible people who are passionate about supporting the next generation of creative minds.

Major

Adobe

Adobe gives everyone, from emerging artists to global brands, everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences.

Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps and services, enabling users to work effortlessly across devices for connected creative workflows.

http://www.adobe.com

Epic Games

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, VR and AR platforms. Developers also use Unreal to create photorealistic visualizations, interactive product designs, films, virtual productions, mixed reality TV broadcasts and animated entertainment.

https://www.epicgames.com/

Experience Points

Experience Points is a platform focused on Environment Art and delivering high quality content that is curated. We're not here to be noisy just to stay in the crowd, we will take the time necessary to ensure the content delivered to you is to the highest level.

https://www.exp-points.com/

Marmoset

Marmoset is the developer of Toolbag, the 3D artist's unified solution for real-time rendering, look-dev, texturing, and baking. Now featuring a brand new texture painting system, free asset library, and hardware-accelerated ray tracing engine delivering stunning image quality and industry-leading baking performance.

https://marmoset.co

NVIDIA Studio

Supporting aspiring artists and industry professionals alike, the NVIDIA Studio platform is designed to dramatically improve creative performance and reliability. NVIDIA GPUs power Studio laptops and desktops purpose-built for demanding creatives, and are supported with software and rigorous testing to bring out the best in your creative applications.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/studio/

Substance by Adobe

Substance, an Adobe company, is the industry standard for texturing and material authoring. Substance develops the new generation of 3D texturing software: Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Substance Alchemist. With most AAA game studios using these tools, Substance has become the industry standard for creating next-generation PBR (Physically Based Rendering) assets. These tools are also rapidly expanding to the VFX/Film and Design industries.

https://www.substance3d.com

The Rookies

Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries.

It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.

https://www.therookies.co/

Wacom

Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content.

At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together.

http://www.wacom.com

Platinum

SideFX

SideFX is a world leader in the development of 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. SideFX’s Academy Award-winning Houdini software utilizes a node-based procedural approach which provides digital artists with an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control.

Houdini’s comprehensive feature set includes modelling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. Houdini is available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.

https://sidefx.com/