2023 “Rookies” Opens Today

The Rookies are back!  All of our graduating students at Escape Studios will soon be entering The Rookies Awards, the international competition for young creatives. The competition opens today, Tuesday March 7th 2023 – and the final deadline is 1st June.

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.” All our final year students are required to enter as part of their Professional Practice Module.


12th Annual Rookie Awards

The 12th Annual Rookie Awards is a global showcase for talent; it is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. All our graduating animation and VFX students are required to enter. 

Create Your Entry Page

Start off by creating an entry page and submitting your details.  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).  
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 you, examples of your work, and your work history.
Deadline to Enter

“Offcut” – VFX Finalist

You can enter your work anytime until the deadline of June 1st 2023.

Rookies 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 2022 and May 2023.
  • create an entry page and upload examples of your work
“Jerich0” – Highly Commended

Escape Studios Successes

In past years Escape Studios;’ students have enjoyed many successes in The Rookies, including:



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