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.
Originally launched in 2010, the main competition is aimed at 10-18 year-olds, divided into age-specific sub-groups. Entrants can be individuals or a team of up to three people, and can choose to enter two creative categories: The YGD Game Concept Award, by creating a concept for a new game; and the YGD Game Making Award, by making a game using freely available software. Winners will have their games developed further with industry professionals and receive a host of other prizes.
For a second year, two awards will recognise contributions by adults: The YGD Mentor Award, nominated by the public, is for an inspirational individual involved in the education of young game designers; and the YGD Hero Award, which is chosen by BAFTA’s Games and Learning & New Talent Committees, for a figure in the professional games industry who supports young game designers.
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BAFTA YGD Competition 2016
BAFTA and Nominet Trust announce the launch of the BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) 2016 competition, which aims to inspire the UK's next generation game-makers. More >