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YGD Competition: The Categories

 

GAME CONCEPT AWARD

Reckon you've got a brilliant game idea up your sleeve? Spend hours lost in the world of your imagination? Love to draw or are simply brimming with story ideas? The YGD Game Concept Award is for you!

Entrants for the Game Concept Award must submit an original game idea created by themselves or with a team of up to two other people. If your game idea is chosen as a winner, you’ll get to meet top gaming experts who’ll work with you to bring your game to life as you’ve never seen it before!

Entries will be judged on gameplay design, creativity and suitability for chosen games platform. It's not required to have good drawing skills to enter the competition, as the entry will be judged on the idea you present to us. 

There are two awards within this category - one for 10 to 14 year olds, and one for 15 to 18 year olds.

GAME MAKING AWARD

Are you skilful at Scratch, crazy-good at Kodu or fantastic at Flash? If you’re already making your own games, take it to the next level by entering the Game Making Award.

Entrants for the Game Making Award must submit an original game created by themselves or with a team of up to two other people.  If your game is chosen as a winner, you’ll get to meet top gaming experts who’ll work with you to develop and make your game even better  –  and you never know where that could lead!

There are two awards within this category - one for 10 to 14 year olds, and one for 15 to 18 year olds.

MENTOR AWARD

The Mentor Award will return in 2023.  The Award celebrates a hard-working leader or teacher who has a passion and dedication for game making and design and inspires young people to make games. 

Find out more about this award here.

 


WHAT DO YOU WIN?

If you’re chosen as a finalist in 2022, you’ll receive a bundle of games goodies from YGD partners; a series of exclusive masterclasses; digital mentorship (if aged 13+) and careers advice from industry experts and the opportunity to attend a special showcase event at BAFTA’s HQ in London.

Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers AwardsDate: Saturday 8 July 2017Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHosts: Dev Griffin & Georgie Barrat -Area: Winners Branding Board


I’M KEEN! WHAT DO I DO NOW?

First, check out our resources.

Here you'll find tips on creating a great entry, and for help and information on the process of submitting your entry. If you're a teacher, you'll find lesson plans and other materials to bring YGD to your classroom.

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Then, when you're ready, register for a BAFTA account and you can make a start on your application.