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 the deadline is 1st June 2022, so there is plenty of time to start crafting a great project.
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?
You can enter your work anytime until the deadline of June 1st 2022.
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.
What are the rules?
To enter The Rookies you must:
- be 18 years or older.
- have studied at a certified university, school, or online training facility between January 2019 and May 2020.
- create an entry page and upload examples of your work
Yes, the Rookies has a number of recruitment partners who promote student work and help students find jobs.
BNU at the Rookies
In 2018 BNU animation students has considerable success at The Rookies with the short film Turing, about an AI Robot.
To see more about The Rookies, 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.