Welcome to the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2021, the UK’s most prestigious celebration of the video games industry. The TIGA Games Industry Awards uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education and celebrates the achievements of both small and large games development studios.

Entry is free, just complete the online entry form (submitting a logo and game footage where required) and ensure you read and agree to the terms and conditions.

The closing date for entries is 23.59 on Tuesday 31st August 2021. Judging will then take place.  The shortlist will be announced in September and winners will be announced at the TIGA Games Industry Awards ceremony on the week of 22nd November 2021.

The winner of ‘Game of the Year’ will be chosen by attendees of the awards ceremony.

When is the deadline for entries?

23.59 BST on Friday 10th September 2021.

When and where is the awards ceremony?

The award ceremony will be held w/c 22nd November 2021.

How much does it cost to enter? It is completely free, although some categories are reserved for TIGA members.

Who judges the awards?

Our highly experienced panel of judges will judge the award categories with the exception of ‘Game of the Year’, the winner of which will be determined by attendees of the awards ceremony.

  • The TIGA Games Awards (the Awards) will be administered by The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA).
  • The Awards are free to enter.
  • All games submitted to the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2021 must have been released by the Tuesday 31st August 2021 on at least one platform.
  • No pre-released or Early Access games can be entered. Proof of release date may be requested.
  • Any game can enter the TIGA Games Industry Awards providing it has been released by Tuesday 31st August 2021 and matches the judging criteria. If the game’s release pre-dates 1st August 2018 then it must have had at least one significant game play update since its release.
  • The footage you provide of your game and the wording you use on your entry form is exactly what be used at the awards show should you be shortlisted. Changes cannot be made to entries once submitted.
  • TIGA has appointed a panel of judges who will determine the final shortlist and decide on a winner for each category.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • TIGA reserves the right to make changes in the judging process.
  • TIGA reserves the right to reallocate an entry for a particular category to a different category as it sees fit.
  • TIGA reserves the right to change categories, remove categories and introduce new categories for the Awards 2021.
  • All entries must contain a contact telephone number and an e-mail address to facilitate  further enquiries that TIGA may have of an entrant and as regards an entry.
  • Winners and finalists of the Awards agree to participate in promotional activities for these Awards and future versions of the Awards.
  • Closing date for entries is Tuesday 31st August 2021 at 23:59. Any entries received past this date will not be accepted.
  • All entries must be made via the TIGA website.
  • No responsibility will be taken by TIGA or any companies associated with the awards for delayed or lost entries.
  • By submitting your entry you are confirming that the information it contains is correct. If the information is found to be inaccurate the nomination and/or Award will be withdrawn. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • We will notify shortlisted entries and finalists by email. If you have not heard from us, you have not been successful in being shortlisted.
  • No physical copies of games should be sent to TIGA, entries will only be accepted through redeemable online codes or the sending of game play files through the TIGA Games Industry Awards entry form.
  • Winners will receive one trophy. Any additional duplicates must be purchased and paid for by the winners. Prices available on request from TIGA.
  • TIGA will publish the names of winners on the www.tiga.org website and also publish a press release announcing all the winners.
  • TIGA will handle personal information received from entrants in accordance with TIGA’s privacy notice: https://tiga.org/privacy . In submitting an entry you accept that your data will be recorded and used by TIGA in accordance with the same.  In line with its privacy notice, TIGA may use and share an entrant’s details for purposes necessary for the administration of the Awards and related Ceremony.
  • Winners and finalists of the Awards agree to participate in promotional activities for these Awards and future versions of the Awards.