BAFTA New Talent Awards Needs YOU

newtalent-logo-web-24613Students, Dare teams, game jammers, new developers – this is your chance to win a BAFTA.

The BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards is open to people releasing their first game. It can be on any platform and come from almost any source, be it a game jam, a university project, or a new developer’s first release.

While main entries are now closed, the games category needs more entries if it’s to run in 2016. If you have a new game, or know a developer who does, then tell them to enter NOW.

BAFTA Scotland New Talent AwardsEntries are FREE. And let’s face it, you walk away with a BAFTA! To make sure your game is part of this year’s competition, e-mail: Jenna Cunningham at BAFTA Scotland.

The film, TV and animation categories all have multiple entries, while games has yet to reach the minimum number of entries.

With four universities and six colleges producing games graduates, Scotland shouldn’t have problems filling this category. Please get your games in and enter now.

If you’re unsure whether your game qualifies, the complete entry criteria are below…

BAFTA New Talent - FUTURO1.1 SCOTTISH ELIGIBILITY (PRODUCTIONS)

Production category entries should satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • The production was made as part of a course at a Scottish higher education institution.
  • The production was filmed and edited in Scotland and at least 50% of key talent (Writer, Director, Producer) qualify as Scottish (see section 2.1). For Game entries 50% of the Development team should qualify as Scottish.

 

1.2   NEW TALENT ELIGIBILITY (PRODUCTIONS)

Production category entries should satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • The production was made as part of a course at a Scottish higher education institution.
  • The production was not produced as part of a higher education course, but at least 50% of key talent (Writer, Director, Producer) qualify as New Talent (Students and/or Career Starters, see section 2.2). For Game entries 50% of the Development team should qualify as New Talent.

 

STUDENTS

Any student enrolled at a Scottish higher education institution, or a Scottish student studying within the UK is eligible to enter. Valid proof (i.e. copy of current matriculation card) must be provided at point of entry. Any entrant who has entered the New Talent Awards on more than three separate occasions will not be considered eligible.

 

CAREER STARTERS

An individual not currently enrolled at a Scottish higher education institution who has been pursuing a career in the moving image industries for up to three years will be considered eligible (please note the three years is inclusive of any disciplines entrants may have worked in). Entrants may be already working in the industry, actively seeking work/experience or be a recent graduate. Any entrant who has been pursuing a career for more than three years, or who has entered the New Talent Awards on more than three separate occasions will not be considered eligible. BAFTA Scotland reserves the right to contact entrants during eligibility checks.

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