Talented Students Shine in The Rookie Awards 2021!
The Rookie Awards is the world’s largest and most prestigious competition for aspiring creatives in games, animation, visual effects, immersive media, motion graphics and 3D visualisation. It is regarded as the most respected rankings for educational facilities that prepare artists for careers in the creative media and entertainment industries. This year saw a total of 4,104 entries from 569 schools across 98 countries compete for the coveted titles of being the very best.
Just recently, the Rookie Awards 2021 announced the winners of its five main contest groups – Rookie of the Year, Film of the Year, Game of the Year, Career Opportunities and Specialty - Young Guns. In these, The One Academy students had proven their worth and showcased outstanding artistry by clinching a slew of awards and recognitions.
A group of 17 students from The One Academy Penang were crowned ‘Winner’ of the Rookie of the Year - Immersive Media category, for their entry titled “Metres Away”. They are Justin Khaw Jia Min, Khaw Kai Xuan, Yeoh Shuh Hong, Lau Yu Hern, Lee Jie Yee, Chan Sue Lynn, Ng Chong Chun, Nelson Mak Kah Chun, Ch'ng Wen Xin Winni, Lee Xue Li, Chong Jian-Xiong, Lau Hui Ming, Lim Zhi Han, Lee Enhui, Effie Chan Yu Ting, Chong Jun Yo and Khong Yong Ting.
In addition, students Khoo Yun Ru and Ng Jo Ling also bagged the ‘People’s Choice’ award in the categories of Product Design and Immersive Media respectively, while Leong Zhi Ying was conferred the title of ‘Highly Commended’ and ‘People’s Choice’ for Film of the Year - Mobile category. Furthermore, The One Academy’s students also accumulated a whopping 107 ‘Honorable Mentions’ across all categories.
Entering its 11th year, the Rookie Awards provides an exceptional opportunity for young talents to share their work with industry heavyweights and influencers, receive badges and certificates, connect with other young artists and potentially launch their creative career with some of the biggest names in the industries.
With a judging panel which includes some of the most influential and leading experts in their fields and upstanding members of their respective industries, the winners have been selected by scoring each entrant based on criteria including – creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, complexity, raw talent and employment potential.
“It always seems so cliché to keep saying the quality of entries is better each year, but it's happened again. The quality of work submitted to the contest is truly inspiring,” said The Rookies co-founder Andrew McDonald in the results announcement.
As one of the leaders in creative education, The One Academy always guides and encourages its students to go above and beyond by partaking in various competitions to showcase their talents, boost their morale and gain valuable experience. Huge congratulations to these talented artists and designers for their hard work, talent and efforts in proving that Malaysia has an ever-growing talent pool and is more than ready to take on international-standard projects and elevate the country as a creative hub.
The One Academy is committed to providing the best art education programmes and continues to nurture its students passionately through its “Masters Train Masters” coaching philosophy, which has been practised for the past three decades, by providing diploma and degree courses namely Advertising & Graphic Design, Digital Animation, Digital Media Design, Film Visual Effects, Interior Architecture & Design, Illustration, Fine Arts and Paris Fashion Design & Pattern Making. For more information on The One Academy, visit www.toa.edu.my or call +603-7875 5510 or e-mail your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org