MCV Awards 2016 lobbying now open

There are certain things that signal that Christmas is on its way – the clocks going back, Strictly and X-Factor hitting our screens, the onslaught of DFS ads… and the opening of the lobbying period for the MCV Awards.

The UK games industry’s most prestigious awards return on Thursday, March 3rd at the swanky new Hilton Bankside. Also new are a number of additional categories, ensuring that all sectors of the business – including publishing, retail, distribution, marketing, PR, events and media – are celebrated.

Two additional categories have been added for 2016 (which make a return from previous years) – Mainstream Retailer and Events Team. Lobbying is open now across all categories and if you want to know how to enter, click right here.

Here are the list of categories:

Specialist Retailer

Indie Retailer

Mainstream Retailer

New Games Brand

Sales Triumph

Peripherals And Accessories Brand

Buying Team

Marketing Team

Digital Marketing Team

Trade Marketing Team

PR Team

Agency Team

Community Team

Distribution Team

Export Team

Media Team

Sales Team

Indie Games Label

Game Campaign

Games Publisher

Events Team

Special Awards:-

Person Of The Year

Unsung Hero

Store Manager Of The Year

The way the awards are being judged is also being changed. They will still be peer-voted, but MCV will put together a panel of experts to encourage better debate and discussion around the individual categories. So lobbying is more important than ever.

To lobby for yourself or anyone else, simply email Make sure the subject line includes the name of the awards category you’re lobbying for. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday December 16th, with finalists being announced in the New Year.

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Call Conor Tallon on 01992 535647 to find out more or email

For full details on the MCV Awards, visit

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