Young Game Designers is an initiative by BAFTA that inspires and supports young people to create, develop and present their new game idea to the world.

The 2021 finalists and winners have now been announced! Discover their games and meet the winners below!


Are you thinking about making games when you leave school? 

Do you have a great game idea you want to share?

Then BAFTA's Young Game Designers is for you! 

Enter our competition for a chance to win a BAFTA YGD Award, along with once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers + industry professionals.

If you’re 10-18 years old, BAFTA’s Young Game Designers opens a world of creative opportunities and supports you on your journey into making great games.

The 2021 YGD competition is now closed.

You can meet the finalists for #YGD2021 Awards here and watch back the ceremony on BAFTA Youtube here!

Event: BAFTA Young Games Designer AwardsDate: Saturday 7 July 2018Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, LondonHosts: Aoife Wilson & Julia Hardy-Area: Winners Portraits

If you are hesitating about whether to get involved or not, just go for it! Even if you don’t win, you can still learn valuable skills about making games ... If you dream of making games someday, entering YGD is definitely a step in the right direction! 

Rhianna Hawkins, YGD winner in 2014


Read (or download) our YGD 2021 brochure and the YGD Impact Report below: