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YGD 2016

BAFTA, in association with Nominet Trust, launches 2016 Young Games Designer competition to inspire the next generation of UK game-makers.

The YGD competition is now open for entries from 10-18 year-olds, as well as nominations for the ‘Mentor’ award. Entries close on 3 June 2016.


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In December we revealed the 2015 Nominet Trust 100. Discover digital social innovation from around the world!

From the simple SMS in rural Africa to wearable health tech, we're celebrating global tech for good. Visit socialtech.org.uk to explore the 2015 NT100.

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Shift share advice on how to maximise your chances of securing seed investment for your early-stage social venture.

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"We’re starting to explore whether new developments in digital technology can help us better understand and make use of unstructured data."

Evaluation Manager, Daniel Robinson, shares how technology can help us make the most of our data, in his latest blog.

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"Young people should be creators of technology rather than just consumers, which is why we support ventures that help them develop vital digital skills."

Learn more about the initiatives we support, that help young people to develop their understanding of digital technology.


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BAFTA LAUNCHES 2016 YOUNG GAME DESIGNERS COMPETITION . London, 28 January: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the call for entries for the 2016 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition in association with Nominet Trust, which aims to inspire the UK’s game designers and game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and make their own game. The winners will be named at a special awards ceremony in July attended by stars of the games industry. Entries are now open at www.bafta.org/ygd and will close at 16:00 on Friday 3 June. more >