With just one week left to register, we’ve already got close to 600 students from 81 universities across the UK and Europe signed up for the 2019 Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star challenges!
Once again we’ve seen a surge in entries from key games universities with Sheffield Hallam University once again leading the way, with great numbers from the Staffordshire University and UCLan too. Also no strangers to the SFAS challenges, we see the University of Huddersfield and Howest DAE round out the top 5 so far.
We’ve also seen good numbers from other high-performing universities, including the University of Hertfordshire, as well as Teesside University, Solent University and Bucks New University.
It’s no coincidence that these universities have the highest entry numbers, as they’re consistently some of the top performing in previous years with multiple students even making it all the way to the final round in the 2018 challenges.
Between them, they have a strong record of producing some amazing winners over the past few years, with 2018 including Kial Oliver-Gibson and Jacob Beckley from Huddersfield, John Green from UCLan and Jimmy Ghysens from Howest DAE.
Current Search For A Star registrations
|Sheffield Hallam University||50|
|University of Central Lancashire||45|
|University of Huddersfield||44|
Registrations for 2019 close on the 18th December 2018. With previous SFAS challenges this last week was the busiest, so there’s still a lot that can change!
There’s still time for students to get registered and complete Stage 1, which is either a coding test for programmers or a portfolio piece submission for artists. Full details are over on our game dev challenges page or you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.