Young Game Designers is BAFTA's games competition for 10-18 year-old aimed at creating opportunity + giving insight into the world of game making, as well as offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers + industry professionals.
We want to see your original, brand new video game idea. If you don't have any coding skills, have no fear - you can enter the Game Concept Award. If you're already making + building your own games, enter the Game Making Award.
If you’re chosen as a finalist, you'll be invited to an awards ceremony at BAFTA HQ in London. Looking to get into the games industry when you leave school? Winners will meet leading games industry figures, get mentorship from professionals actively working in games as well as a host of other amazing prizes from the YGD partners.
More information on each award is below, or get more game design + application form help here. Download our example application forms for the Game Concept Award, Game Making Award or Mentor Award.
You can also nominate an inspirational teacher or code club leader for the YGD Mentor Award.
For teachers or code club leaders who want to include game design in their teaching, afterschool club or code club, visit the resources section for lesson plans, worksheets + more.
Enter a pre-built working game prototype (for entrants with existing coding or game design skills).
Enter an original game idea (no coding skills needed).
Know an inspirational + hard-working teacher or code club leader? Nominate them for the YGD Mentor Award.
Awarded to a figure or organisation in the professional games industry that supports young game designers.