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Info for Parents and Teachers


BAFTA Young Game Designers is a free initiative and competition that inspires young people to create, develop and present their new game ideas to the world. 

The UK games industry is an exciting and thriving place to work, and there are a whole variety of roles available to work in. You can get more information on roles in games on Creative Skillset and UKIE.

The YGD competition runs from January to April each year, and culminates in an awards ceremony in July. 

For Teachers

YGD is perfect for use in an after-school STEM club, code club or within the curriculum.

Lesson plans:

Online resources, lesson plans and worksheets are available to download for free here.

Teachers can keep a track of the progress of students' entries  - for more information on how to do this, read the School Submissions section in the competition terms and conditions.

Workshops and events are held throughout the year the include workshops for young game designers and separate events for teachers and educators- find out more here.

For Parents

YGD aims to:

  • Drive awareness of the range of careers available in the games industry amongst young people

  • Promote understanding of the subject and career choices which young people have to make in order to develop a career in games

  • Promote games industry careers as a viable option to teachers, parents and guardians