Search For A Star 2017 is open for applications!

Take part in one of the biggest industry-supported game dev competitions in the UK

Search For A Star

Applications are now open for the 2017 editions of Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star. These industry-backed competitions give students the opportunity to prove their talents across a series of challenges, get a direct insight into the level of quality demanded by studios, and potentially come out of it with a job or internship with a leading UK studio.

The 2017 competitions are open to games programmers, 3D artists, animators & VFX artists.

Showcase your skills in front of leading studios.

Getting your first break in the games industry can be incredibly tough, but Search For A Star is an excellent way of improving your opportunities. Through the competition you will get a chance to take part in challenges modelled on actual industry processes, develop a portfolio piece to a professional brief, and gain invaluable direct insights from games professionals. Each stage of the competition is developed & assessed by games professionals representing UK studios. This is a unique opportunity for you to show your skills directly to those in the industry.

Create work to a professional brief

As part of the second round of the competition, you will get to develop either a game prototype or art assets & publish the finished product. These projects are designed and judged by games professionals, with you working from an industry-level brief to accomplish the task to a strict deadline.

Boost towards a career in games.

The winners of each competition will receive unique chances to work with our partner studios, either as part of an internship, or in a full-time developer role.

For 2017, we are working with Playground Games (Forza Horizon series), Sumo Digital (LittleBigPlanet3, Crackdown 3, Dead Island 2) & Boss Alien (CSR Racing, CSR Classics) as studio partners, alongside our development partners Furious BeeEdge Case Games (Fractured Space) & GaaSworks.

Which competition is right for you?

Both competitions offer opportunities for coders and artists, but are split based on your graduation year:

Search For A Star

For students graduating in 2017, or postgraduate students.
The Grand Prize is a job opportunity with one of our partner studios.

Sumo Digital Rising Star

For students graduating in 2018 or later.
The Grand Prize is an internship opportunity with Sumo Digital.

For more information on each competition, please check out our pages on Sumo Digital Rising Star and Search For A Star

Apply now to take part!


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