Atomhawk reveal Art Competition 2023 winners

31st Aug 2023 Studio Life

Our award-winning art and design studio, Atomhawk, has
unveiled its winners for the 2023 Art Competition and we’ve once again been blown
away by over 500 talented entries!

The theme for the seventh annual Atomhawk Art Competition
was ‘Under Strange Suns’, where entrants were invited to create a character
design, environment design, or piece of keyframe art to be in with the chance
of winning amazing art-themed prizes. In addition, 3D entries were also
accepted for the first time ever – resulting in more unique pieces of art being
submitted for our judges to look at.

The category winners are Alex Frasca (character design),
Albiach Alan (environment design), and Leonardo Ambrosini (keyframe art) –
while the Rising Star Mentorship prize went to Tobey Tobella, with Giuditta
Migiani winning the Hawk’s Choice Award.

Artwork by Giuditta Migiani - Hawk’s Choice Award winner
Artwork by Giuditta Migiani – Hawk’s Choice Award winner

The Grand Prize winner was Edward Tsang, who wowed the
judging panel with their submitted design and took home a plethora of goodies
including a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition & 1 Year PS+ Premium (courtesy of
Sumo Digital); a Loupedeck CT (courtesy of Escape Technology & Wacom); a
one-year subscription for The Gnomon Workshop; vouchers for,
3dtotal, and Proko; and a portfolio review by Atomhawk.

Artwork by Edward Tsang - Grand Prize winner
Artwork by Edward Tsang – Grand Prize winner

The judges said: “Edward earns the Grand Prize with a
design that thoroughly explores the symbiosis
between a traveller and their moth companion as they tackle a challenging
environment built around the Strange Suns theme. Their interdependence is not
just assured but demonstrated through our heroes’ equipment, the moth’s
behaviour, movement abilities, and the elegant visual links in their design.”

Congratulations also to this year’s honourable mentions: Duane
Schimmel, Isabella Bicego, Jeanne Plounevez, Jennifer Hitchman, Myat Hein Khant
and Serhii Semenenko.

“A huge
congratulations to all our winners this year
,” said Darren Yeomans, Studio
Director at Atomhawk. There
was once again a huge response to our competition which resulted in a huge
amount of quality artwork for us to feast our eyes on.

All the
winners were up against stiff competition so kudos to all that were chosen. We
look forward to giving future aspiring artists the opportunity to take part
again next year!”


All of this year’s winners and honourable mentions
artwork, as well as current UK and Canada job vacancies at Atomhawk, can be
found at
and check out more entries with the hashtag #AHArtComp2023 on ArtStation, Instagram, and


31st August 2023 Studio Life