20 April 2016

The Rookies

If you’re a young designer, creator, innovator or artist looking to launch your career on the world stage, enter your work into this International Awards aimed at showcasing and discovering the best new talent graduating from courses in creative fields.

The competition

The Rookies was created to discover and showcase the outstanding talent emerging from education facilities and help launch graduates into careers at the world's top studios.

Over the past six years the team from The Rookies has placed over 70 young artists with internships at world leading studios such as Weta Digital, Double Negative, The Mill, Gameloft, Crytek, Framestore, and Epic Games.

The categories for 2016 are:

  • Architecture
  • Film Making
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Gaming
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • VFX and Animation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web and Mobile

To be eligible to enter you must 18 years or older, and have attended RMIT University between January 2015 and May 2016.


Winners of The Rookies don’t get gift certificates and a hand shake, they take home a massive bounty of prizes including the latest gadgets, hardware, software, and media. Plus, the chance to win a job! Prizes are specific to the award category.


  • Submissions close 29 May 2016
  • Finalists announced 21 June 2016
  • Winners announced 11 July 2016

For more information or to enter, go to The Rookies.

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