2019 Rookie Awards

Submissions now open!

As of March 7th, submissions are now open for the 2019 Rookie Awards. We hope that you will consider submitting your work, including Spring Show projects, to this distinguished platform.

Founded in 2009, the Rookies is an international awards and mentorship platform sponsored by the Autodesk. Though the Rookies, you will have the chance to showcase your work before a prestigious panel of over 60 influential industry experts and compete with other students for prizes, scholarships, internships, and jobs.

Ahmad Jabassini, B.Arch 2018 thesis student was a Finalist in Architectural Visualization category last year. The Academy of Art University had 14 students up for 20 individual awards in 2018, including Scholarship Finalists and Internship Finalists, from the Schools of Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Illustration, Game Development, and Visual Development. A current Game Development student at the Academy of Art University, LiGang Zheng, also won the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award in the Digital Illustration bracket, topping 25 category finalists from other schools around the world.

Moreover, the Academy of Art University topped the 2018 Rookies rankings in two categories:

• 1st in America and 2nd in the world for the Best Digital Illustration School

• 4th in the world for the Best 3D Motion Graphics School

They are accepting submissions now through May 31, 2019.

Rookies website: https://www.therookies.co/                                          Submission portal: https://www.therookies.co/contests/groups/rookie-awards-2019