Award-winning studio Atomhawk – known for creating worlds of wonder with some of the greatest game developers around – is on the search for the brightest upcoming artists to get involved in what will be its 6th art competition.
This year’s theme is ‘Forgotten Creation’, and artists will need to express what this means to them in their own unique way through their creative art. Those who want to get involved will have until August 7th, 2022 to submit their forgotten creation.
Prizes for the winners of the competition include art equipment, games consoles, and subscriptions, as well as the return of the Rising Star Mentorship for the second year, where the winner will win a Wacom Cintiq 22 and 1-on-1 sessions with an Atomhawk artist to level up their skills.
“Atomhawk's annual art competition is a great way for aspiring and experienced digital artists to show us what they can do,” said Tim Wilson, Managing Director at Atomhawk. “Our team love seeing the wide range of entries each year and it always causes huge debate internally when we're shortlisting the winners.
“To stand out, I'd recommend artists submit work from all stages of their process so that we can see how the idea developed through the process. Also, don't be afraid to take risks when interpreting the brief.
“We continue to strive towards educating and inspiring artists, and these competitions are a great incentive for those looking to get their name and talent out there. We have hired a number of artists who participated in previous years' competitions so I'm really looking forward to seeing the entries for 2022.”
Last year’s theme was ‘The Return’, which saw over 360 submissions from around the world, with the six judges crowning Kat Talar as the grand winner for her mysterious and touching forest homecoming design.
When they are not hosting annual competitions for aspiring concept artists, Atomhawk works alongside industry-leading partners to make the unbelievable, believable. The company, which has studios in the UK and Canada – as well as a remote-based technical art team called Atomhawk Advance – have produced concept art, marketing art and interactive design for clients including WB Games, Xbox Game Studios and 2K Games.
Atomhawk has worked on include Halo Infinite, PUBG, Mortal Kombat 11, and Surgeon Simulator 2. The company also had a digital makeover of its own this week after its website rebrand went live.
More information on how to take part in the art competition can be found at www.atomhawk.com/creation. Atomhawk is also looking for more talented people to join them, and all current roles can be found at www.atomhawk.com/careers