Last month saw Aardvark Swift hand out awards to deserving folk in the academic sector at an event in Sheffield.
This saw awards given out to some intimidatingly talented people through their Grads in Games, Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star 2018 awards. The event itself was satisfying and positive too
Here are the winners, starting with the Search for a Star 2018 competition:
Games VFX: Jacob Beckley, University of Huddersfield
Games Animation: Adelaide Coldham, Hertfordshire University
Environment Art: Joseph Bamber, Futureworks Media School
Character Art: Shannon Symonds, Southampton Solent University
Games Programming: Robert Arnold, Newcastle University
Now onto the Sumo Digital Rising Star 2018 winners.
Games Animation: Saif Munawar, Bradford University
Environment Art: Jimmy Ghysens, Howest DAE
Character Art: Kial Oliver-Gibson, University of Huddersfield
Games Programming: John Green, University of Central Lancashire
And last, but by no means least, the winners of the Grads in Games awards:.
Academic Award: Dr Daryl Marples, University of Huddersfield
Educational Institution Award: Howest DAE
Graduate Employer Award: nDreams
Student Game Award: Kabounce, Stitch Heads
Student Award: Kial Oliver Gibson, University of Huddersfield
Graduate Impact Award: Nicolas Pirot,Technical Artist, Rocksteady
You can read more on the winners by this link for Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star or this one for Grads in Games and it's worth checking out to see some of the phenomenal students who won awards. There's a good chance some of them will end up in future issues of MCV on our Rising Star pages, so really looking at these winners work is a bit like finding spoilers. That's exciting, isn't it?