Search for a Star & Rising Star

Every year we get together with the best of the best that our industry has to offer in order to host our international Search for a Star competition for students all over the world.

Search for a Star is designed by leading studios and developers to mimic a standard industry recruitment process. Programming, 3D art, animation and VFX students are invited to test their skills and create the impressive games and polished game-ready assets which studios want to see in standout applicants, all to bag an interview with a studio who’ll nurture their talents.

The best part? Everyone who submits work receives tailored feedback and advice from experts in their field!

Search for a StarSearch For A Star

Search for a Star is our flagship competition open to students in their final year and those on Masters courses.  Alongside generous prizes donated by industry, programming, 3D art, animation and VFX students compete for the chance to win an interview with a leading studio!

Rising Star

We launched Rising Star to give talented students in their first- and second-year of university the chance to show off what they can do. Programming, 3D art, animation and VFX students are judged separately from third-year student and receive all the same feedback and a chance to win an interview for an internship with a leading studio who’ll take them under their wing!