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BAFTA announces finalists for Young Game Designers Awards

The winners will be revealed at a special ceremony on Saturday 25 July

On 1st July 2015, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the finalists in a nation-wide game design competition for 10-18 year-olds. The 40 young hopefuls, who were selected by a jury of industry experts, will attend a special awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Saturday 25 July, where the winners will be revealed.

The BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition, in association with Nominet Trust, aims to inspire the game designers and game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and create their own game and develop it with industry professionals.

The initiative, now in its fifth year, presents awards in two main categories: The Game Concept Award, for entrants who submit a written idea for a new game; the Game Making Award, for entrants who submit a game they have made using computer software. The winners of both strands, in both the 10-14 and 15-18 age ranges, will receive a host of prizes, including further development of their game with industry professionals.

The finalists hail from across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. They include individuals who are shortlisted in both categories, and a second-time finalist from 2014. For a full list of the finalists, and to play the games in the Game Making category, go to http://ygd.bafta.org/competition.

Read the full announcement here.

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