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Rookie Awards 2022

The 12th Annual Rookie Awards is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. There is simply no better way to launch your career and start sharing your amazing work online.

Rookie Awards 2022
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Career Opportunities | IO Interactive

*IO Interactive is a 23 year-old independent studio, creators of HITMAN, Kane&Lynch, Mini Ninjas and Freedom Fighters. We are now working on Project 007 a brand new James Bond video game to be developed and published by IOI, and an unannounced, multiplayer, AAA title. This means we are here to deliver exciting best-in-class gaming experiences. We want our games to play and feel like the people who created them – unique and creative. It is our way of making sure that we will always deliver something interesting.

We are also a team, above everything, and highly international, with 34+ nationalities, and studios in progressive Copenhagen (Denmark), the cozy city of Malmö (Sweden) and the sunny city of Barcelona (Spain). We do a lot to foster a culture of teamwork and we strive to be a collective of creative, dedicated people.

You come to work with us because you want to create top-of-the-line games and because you want to be part of a company that isn’t afraid of doing things differently. Because you will be spending a substantial amount of your day here, we do as much as we can to make IOI feel like a second home.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Share examples of your work that showcase your 3D Animation or Concept Art skills.
  • Share details about your process by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • No professional work may be included in your entry.


  • Must be able to complete the mentorship during the second half of 2022

Judging Criteria

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview. You have one page to show how amazing your skills are.

Prize Details

  • A 1-hour interview with be conducted with the studio mentor to confirm that expectations are set
  • 1 hour a week mentoring for 12 weeks.
  • Video Conference meetings

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Career Opportunities > IO Interactive’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.

Need some help? Watch this video demonstration to help make sure you create the best entry possible.

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