Students from Billy Blue Design School at Torrens University Australia and Media Design School, New Zealand have won numerous awards recognising their outstanding contribution to the creative industries at The Rookies – a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists.
Professor Justin Beilby, Vice Chancellor, Torrens University Australia said that The Rookies recognise the outstanding talent emerging from higher education institutions around the world, The Rookies International Awards was devised by visual effects industry professionals Andrew McDonald and Alwyn Hunt to showcase the achievement of young creatives, and to help them launch their careers.
“We’re incredibly proud of the accolades awarded to students from both Billy Blue College of Design and Media Design School, New Zealand, who have worked tirelessly to showcase their creativity, ingenuity and hands-on expertise across a range of digital and design fields to an expert judging panel – and they have been recognised not only for their technical expertise, but for their presentation skills and industry employability too.” Professor Beilby commented “Achieving recognition at The Rookies this year will undoubtedly offer these students a huge boost in their pursuit of post-graduate careers in the growing digital and design industries,”
The honour roll includes students from both Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia and Media Design School, New Zealand:
• Motion Graphics Rookie of the Year – Runner Up:
JULZ LANE, studying a Bachelor of Digital Media at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia
• Rising Sun Pictures in conjunction with University of South Australia scholarship:
ABIGAIL NATH, studying Bachelor of Art & Design at Media Design School
• Visual Effects – WETA Digital Winner (Oceania) internship:
TRISTAN LEWIS, Bachelor of Art and Design graduate from Media Design School
• Visual Effects – Film of the Year – Runner Up:
ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS AND CALAMITIES, Media Design School, 3D Animation & VFX
• Web & Mobile Game of the Year – Runner Up:
FALAFEL & FINROD, Billy Blue College of Design, Bachelor of Digital Media students