Entries close in June with winners chosen in July

BAFTA opens call for 2016 Young Game Designers competition

BAFTA will once again run its Young Game Designers competition in 2016 and the call for entries is now open.

Aimed at 10 to 18-year-old aspiring games developers, the competition has been running since 2010 and gives kids the chance to design or even make a video game. Entrants can be individuals or teams of up to three people.

There are four awards up for grabs, the main two of which are for the young participants. The YGD Game Concept Award will go to whoever comes up for the best idea for a new title, while the YGD Game Making Award is given to the entrant that creates the most impressive game using freely available development software.

There are also two prizes for industry members and mentors. The YGD Mentor Award is for an “inspirational individual involved in the education of young game designers”, while the YGD Hero Award will go to a figure within the games industry that does the most to support young new talent.

You can find out more at www.bafta.org/ygd. Entries will close on Friday, June 3rd, with a special awards ceremony to follow in July.

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