Unreal Challenge: Furious Elegance—winners announced

Tribute by Mat Ciscas
Our latest Unreal Challenge ran from June 8 through July 6, 2023, and asked you to show off your animation skills in Unreal Engine and Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN).

We received many incredible, beautifully inspired, and creative short entries to the Unreal Challenge: Furious Elegance in three categories—Individual Unreal Engine, Individual Unreal Editor for Fortnite, and Student. This challenge also features the Community Recognition Award, where the community votes for their peer favorite.

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With that, we are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up, and present footage from many of the great entries that particularly caught our eyes.

Grand Prize, Individual

Alpha Betta - Natalie Thorsley

First Runner-Up, Individual

ION - Lincoln Margison

Second Runner-Up, Individual

Funday - Brian Vowles


Grand Prize, Student

The Last Dance - Amelia Sherbert

First Runner-Up, Student

Running Out - Yoon Ho Choi

Second Runner-Up, Student

The Secret of the Mask - Xuguang Jia


Grand Prize, UEFN

Precense - Brian Ramirez

First Runner-Up, UEFN

The Flower of Fury - Luciano Filicetti

Second Runner-Up, UEFN

Escape - RDXKAKA


Community Recognition Award

Tribute - Mat Ciscas

With the most votes from the community, Tribute stole the hearts of many with this absolute masterpiece.

Honorable Mentions

Kill Them All! - Rodrigo Castro

Silent Scars - COCMS

Rescue The Furry Friend - Apri Harisnanda

Xeyona the Furious Warrior - Estefan Rebolledo

Artificial Freedom - Trey Morgan

Industrial Room - Pablo Cardenas


Congratulations to the finalists, and a huge thanks to everyone who participated. Check out all the entries on the forums. To view the playlist of some of the mentioned entries, head to the dedicated Unreal Challenge: Furious Elegance YouTube playlist.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next Unreal Challenge announcement for a new opportunity to train your creative and technical skillsets, then put them to the test—as well as a chance to win great prizes!

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