Unleash Your Creativity with the RTX Student Summer Showcase

Students, get ready to show off your creative prowess with the RTX Student Summer Showcase! This summer, NVIDIA is inviting you to test your VFX skills on GeForce RTX using Unreal Engine 5, with the chance to take home some incredible prizes.

Win an NVIDIA Studio Powered Laptop

The creator of the winning piece will snag the new ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 OLED with GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU to supercharge their creative arsenal. 

There are also two ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 OLED with GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPUs up for grabs, as two runner-up submissions will be chosen alongside the winning scene.

NVIDIA Studio laptops are the ultimate creative tools for accelerating your creative ideas. Supported by the NVIDIA Studio platform, these laptops deliver the ultimate performance thanks to dedicated Ray Tracing Cores, A.I. Tensor Cores and an AV1 hardware encoder, and give you the means, knowledge, and know-how to enhance your workflow and help you realise your most ambitious projects yet. Combined with Studio Drivers, NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA Broadcast work together to give you unmatched power and efficiency in sleek and elegant designs. 

Unleash Your Creativity

With the RTX Student Summer Showcase, we are inviting students from across the UK to create a stunning 30-second VFX scene using GeForce RTX hardware that captures the essence of summer and the “Summer Holidays”, using Unreal Engine 5. Whether it’s a futuristic vista lit by a sweltering sun or a beachside scene with mesmerising water effects, let your imagination run wild. Push the boundaries of creativity and showcase your artistic  skills. 

Any student enrolled in a UK-based university can take part in this fantastic opportunity to showcase their creativity. 

Craft your 30-second entry using Unreal Engine 5 and draw inspiration from the vibrant theme of ‘summer’ and the ‘Summer Holidays’. Gain an edge over the competition by including real-time ray tracing in your creation for a richer experience. 

The deadline for submission is September 17th, 2023, and you can share your final render to social media by tagging @NVIDIAStudio and @NVIDIAGeForceUK with #RTXSummerShowcase.

Judging Panel

Jessica King

Consumer Creative Director, NVIDIA

Pooya Ghobadpour

Product Manager Media and Entertainment, NVIDIA Omniverse

Rob Redman

Editor 3D World and ImagineFX

Milan Dey

Senior Unreal Generalist for Virtual Production, DNEG


  • You must be currently enrolled at a UK-based university to participate
  • Your work must be centred around the theme of ‘Summer’ and ‘Summer Holidays’
  • Entries must be made using GeForce RTX Desktop or Laptop hardware in Unreal Engine 5
    • Submissions must be uploaded to social media, tagging @NVIDIAStudio and @NVIDIAGeForceUK with #RTXSummerShowcase 
  • Entries must be exactly 30 seconds long
  • Scenes that incorporate ray tracing will be given extra points when moving through the judging process
  • The deadline for submission is 11:59PM BST on September 17th, 2023
    • One (1) winner and two (2) runners-up will be contacted on or around September 30th where you will be asked to submit a zip file of your Unreal Engine 5 project files to verify winner eligibility
    • Winning entries will need to provide full name, university you are enrolled in & details of GeForce RTX hardware used to create submission
  • The winner and runners-up will be revealed on or around October 9th, 2023

View full terms and conditions for the RTX Student Summer Showcase here.