Four Game Design students and alumni take top spots in the Ubisoft NEXT 2019 Competition

A group of the Sheridan faculty, students, and alumni who attended the Ubisoft NEXT Showcase 2019.
The group of award-winning Sheridan students and alumni with their faculty at the Ubisoft NEXT 2019 competition.

Our Sheridan students and alumni took first, second, and third place in the Level Design category and third place in the Modelling category at the Ubisoft NEXT Competition, awarded in Toronto on May 8.

The annual competition is open to current students and recent graduates of Ontario postsecondary schools. This year, 28 schools participated and there were almost 300 submissions. The competitors submit projects in six different categories: Concept Art, User Interface, Level Design, Modelling, Programming, Animation, and Technical Art.

In the Level Design category, Game Design student Nathan Powless-Lynes was awarded first place. The Level Design project-brief required competitors to apply their design abilities in pitching, development, and on-screen production. First-Place Winners of each category are awarded an exceptional opportunity to help launch their careers, as they will spend the summer in a paid internship at Ubisoft Toronto.

See a clip of Nathan’s Ubisoft NEXT submission, below:

Also a winner in the Level Design category is Game Design student Josh Garcia, who won second place. Alumni from our Game Design program were also awarded in this year’s competition, with Nawaf Bahadur placing 3rd in the Level Design category and Bolor Batjargal placing 3rd in the Modeling category.

These awards mark the continued success of Sheridan’s Game Design students. At last year’s Ubisoft NEXT 2018, Game Design alumni and Ubisoft Designer Armand Mech won first-place in the Modelling category.

Congratulations to all of our awarded students and alumni at this year’s Ubisoft NEXT 2019!


Pictured above: Sheridan Game Design students, alumni, and faculty at Ubisoft NEXT 2019.

Image provided by Angela Stukator

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