Search for a Star

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Feb 2013 Biggest year ever for Search for a Star!

The Search for a Star contest, which picks out the UK's most promising students looking for a career in videogames, has already had its biggest ever year in terms of applicant numbers, with over a fortnight left for potential winners to apply.



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09/08/2012 - Search for a Star winner takes role at Sony's Motorstorm studio

Daniel Collinson joins Evolution Studios as it continues to expand
This year's Search for a Star winner has taken a job with Sony's Evolution Studios, creators of the Motorstorm franchise.
Daniel Collinson, graduate of the University of Central Lancashire, joins the developer as it moves to a new studio and begins new concepts for racing game design and simulation.


27/06/2012 - Aardvark Swift's Search for a Star winner named

Daniel Collinson takes home top honour in competition
Daniel Collinson from the University of Central Lancashire is this year's winner of the Aardvark Swift Search For A Star competition.


19/06/2012 - Search for a Star finalists highlight key UK universities

150 entrants whittled down to five students
This year's final five are Daniel Collinson from the University of Central Lancashire, Ashley Gwinnell from Bournemouth University, Pantelis Lekakis from the University of East Anglia, Glen Pepper of the University of Essex and Craig Hamilton of the University of West Scotland.


14/11/2011 - Search for a Star 2012 goes live

More than 55 universities back programming competition
Aardvark Swift has opened the third annual Search for a Star programming competition, calling on final year under-graduate and Masters students to enter the respected talent search.


12/10/2011 - Presentation and award to the 2011 winner

Check out the video coverage of the award of the 2011 prize to Stuart Brown, along with a Q&A session featuring Aardvark Swift's Hollie Heraghty, along with Lizzie Attwood of Relentless Games, and Greg Booker from Headstrong.
The video can be found HERE


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