Game Dev Heroes – Nominations Close Today

Game Dev Heroes is an annual award which celebrates the people behind the scenes of the games industry.

The competition recognises the unsung heroes of the games industry and have their contributions recognised. From brilliant developers and resourceful support staff, to inspiring management and positive role models, the competition is open to everyone.

Nominations close TODAYTuesday 30th June 2020 (sorry, we’ve just found out about this via Twitter – SGN)

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of developers & games industry professionals, with shortlists released ahead of a presentation event on the 2nd November 2020, coinciding with this year’s Develop:Brighton conference.

Despite the name, the competition is not limited to developers, but aims to cover the entire industry…

Development categories : Individuals who deserve recognition for exceptional skill in their role, plus support of both their team and the wider company. People who have made significant & valued contributions to development or studio processes.

Leadership Hero : An individual who has consistently shown excellent vision, leadership and management ability in their field, supporting, developing and encouraging others.

Progression Advocate : An individual recognised for their efforts as a key influencer, campaigner, activist or role model for the betterment of people working in the games industry, including equality, diversity, working life, inclusivity, mental health and more.

Unsung Hero : An individual who may or may not fit into any of the other categories, but is deserving of recognition for their efforts behind-the-scenes, whether long-term or for particular achievement(s).

The Outstanding Contribution award is not publicly nominated and candidates will be curated & reviewed by our judging team.

The categories available for nomination are:

  • Programming
  • Design
  • Art & Animation
  • SoundProduction
  • QA
  • Writing & Narrative
  • Marketing & Community
  • Leadership
  • Progression Advocate
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Outstanding Contribution

The Game Dev Heroes 2020 eligibility period is loosely between May 2019 and April 2020 (but they don’t mind if things fall slightly outside of that range).

According to the Game Dev Heroes website:

All nominations will be read and considered for shortlisting, based on the strength of the nomination (so please write something a bit more descriptive than ‘they’re awesome’!). The judging panel will review the shortlist selection for each category, deciding on an overall winner for each.

Consider yourselves warned.

Now go an nominate someone who inspires you and makes a difference.

Nominate here.

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