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. 

If you're looking for inspiration explore the 2023 games and concepts here.


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.

For inspiration you can meet the finalists for BAFTA YGD Awards here or watch the 2023 ceremony on Youtube here!

Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers Open WeekendDate: Saturday 9 July 2022 Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, LondonHost: Inel Tomlinson-Area: Reportage

''The best part about BAFTA YGD is that you get feedback on your game from industry experts, and this gives you the opportunity to network. Participating in the competition already shows that you can be dedicated and passionate enough to make or design a game from scratch, which definitely gets you on an employer’s radar – and from there a foot in the door.''

Tyler Rotheram, 2019 YGD Finalist