TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry, extends congratulations to the University of Hertfordshire on winning Game of the Year & Visual Effects Film of the Year at The Rookie Awards 2019.
Started in 2010, The Rookies Awards is a competition open to all amateur artists around the globe who are trying to break into the creative media and entertainment industry. Students, recent graduates and self-taught artists are allowed to enter. The goal of this Awards is to help encourage and motivate artists to share their work.
Almost 500 Universities and private training schools entered the awards this year, with almost 40,000 uploads.
The University of Herefordshire’s BA (Hons) 3D Games Art & Design course won 1st place with project Spire and 2nd place went to project Star Bounty. The BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television course won Visual Effects Film of the Year with the project Downfall. This is the third time BA 3D Games Art and Design course has won Game of the Year (2016, 2018 & 2019) making it the only University in the world to hold this accolade.
A full list of winnings for the University of Hertfordshire at The Rookies 2019 can be found below:
Visual Effects Film of the Year:
People choice: Diana Verba
Visual Effect Internship (Europe):
People choice: Maria Tsanti
Vancouver Film School Educational Scholarship
Winner: William Jaravaza
3D Motion Graphics – Studio Internships Sarofsky United States
People’s Choice: Diana Verba
Game of the Year:
Runner up: Project Star Bounty
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO said:
“From everyone at TIGA, congratulations to the University of Hertfordshire on winning seven awards at The Rookie Awards 2019. With over 3500 entries across 89 countries this year, Hertfordshire’s success at the awards is a great achievement.
“This is the third time Hertfordshire’s 3D Games Art and Design has won Game of the Year, the only University in the world to do so. This is a great success for the UK higher education system and demonstrates why our university games courses continue to attract talented students to the UK.
“The University of Hertfordshire offers one of the 27 TIGA accredited university games courses across the UK. The TIGA Accreditation system accredits the very best undergraduate and postgraduate university courses, ensuring that higher education can produce graduates with industry relevant skills.”