Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Bucks Students Lead "The Rookies"

Turing by Bucks New Uni students
Each year at Bucks we are encourage all of our students to enter The Rookies Awards, the international competition for young creatives.  The Rookies was founded in 2009 to "showcase the most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, digital artists, and launch them into the career of their dreams."

This year we're proud that our students' film "Turing" is the most popular (ie most watched) film of the year.

Of course, being the most watched is no guarantee of winning, but it's a pretty sweet honour in itself. Many congratulations to Jak Bullimore, Jamie Carroll, Dan Saberi, Lewis Clark, Darnell Hector-George, Michal Newiamdoski, Alex Young, Matt Romano, Conor Wysnor, Robin Crowe,  Kai Paxman, Daniel Gerrish, and Benjamin Wheeler on making it this far. 

How do the Rookies work?
Start by creating an entry page and submitting your details. You set up a page and use it to showcase your best work - this can be both as a team (say, on a group project) and also individual work. Note that professional client-facing paid work is not admissible.

What is the deadline to enter?
The deadline to enter the Rookies this year was May 15th.

What sort of thing should go on a student page?
Students should treat their entry page as something they would show a recruiter when applying for a job. It should include a small bio about them, examples of their work, and your work history.

How do awards get made?
The Rookies judges will review student work and make awards.  

Can it lead to a job?
Yes, the Rookies has a number of recruitment partners who promote student work and help students find jobs.

To see more, visit the official site.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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