The TIGA Awards is a time for UK games studios and associated companies to shine. To make sure your games, organisations, services and teams get the recognition they deserve, here are our tips on creating a winning entry…
Once you enter the nomination area here, you will be asked to provide the following:
- Email address
- Number of employees
- Logo (this should be in a PNG/PSD/GIF format and be suitable for use on a white background)
- A two-minute video *See below for more information
- 200 words on Why You Should Win
What Are The Categories?
The categories are split into ‘Games Awards’, which are open to all, and ‘Business of Games Awards’, which can be entered by TIGA members only. The full list of awards are:
Game Awards (open to all)
- Social Game
- Casual Game
- Educational, Serious or Simulation Game
- Racing Game
- Strategy Game
- Role Playing Game
- Puzzle Game
- Arcade Game
- Creativity in Games
- Heritage in Games
- VR/AR Game
- Diversity Award
- Audio Design
- Visual Design
- Best Game as a Service
Business of Games Awards (open to TIGA members only)
- Game by a Small Studio
- Outstanding Leadership
- Educational Institution
- Engines, Middleware, Tools & Technology
- Best Small Studio
- Best Large Studio
- Legal Services Supplier
- QA and/or Localisation Provider
- Recruitment Agency
- Tax and Accountancy Firm
- Technical Innovation
- Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier
- Services Provider
- Education Initiative & Talent Development
- Employer of the Year
- Commitment to CSR
- Game of the Year
If you’d like to enter any of the Business of Games categories, but are not currently a TIGA member, find out about the benefits of membership, and how you can join, here.
Providing Video Footage
We would recommend providing a two-minute promo video with your entry, as this will help in the judging process. We may use some of the footage during the awards ceremony too, so this will give you a great opportunity to showcase your organisation.
However, we recognise that it may not be possible for everyone to create a video in time for the entry deadline on August 5th. So, for the following categories, it is not mandatory to supply a video: Outstanding Leadership; Educational Institution; Engines, Middleware, Tools & Technology; Legal Services Supplier; QA and/or Localisation Provider; Recruitment Agency; Tax & Accountancy Firm; Technical Innovation; Services Provider; Education Initiative/Talent Development; Commitment to CSR.
When supplying video, please note that we need a MOV/MP4 file of no more than 500MB.
The Written Entry
200 words isn’t a lot when you’re explaining why your game, your service or your organisation deserves to win the award, so be precise. Remember to check spelling and grammar in your submission.
Don’t Miss The Deadline!
The entry period closes at midnight on Friday August 12th, so make sure you don’t miss it.
Our panel of industry judges will decide on the shortlist, with the Finalists in each category being announced in September. The judges will also choose the winners who will be revealed during our prestigious awards ceremony on the evening of November 10th.
Got Any Questions?
Contact Lisa.Carter@mimrammedia.com if you have any questions or feedback.