UPDATE: ENTRIES EXTENDED UNTIL 17:00 on FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER.
OKAY – We have had a huge number of last minute requests from people across the country asking for some extra time to get their entries in. We hear you and we’re happy to help.
Open to everyone involved in the games ecosystem working in Scotland, the awards have been created to showcase and celebrate the talent, creativity and experience across the country.
There are 12 categories of awards on offer, covering everything from games and education to craft and individual achievement. Since it’s the first year – and to accommodate the disruption of Covid lockdowns, the entry criteria stretches from to the beginning of 2020 to the end of Augist 2022.
It is free to enter the Scottish Games Awards 2022.
The full list of awards includes:
- Art & Animation – The creative use of art or animated context within a game, or using games technology
- Technical Achievement – the outstanding use of new, innovative or creative technology within a games context
- Audio – The best use of audio within a games context
- Creativity Award – The greatest, most innovative or unusual application of creativity within a games context
- Best Tools/Tech – The best provision of technology or tools within a games context (can be for design, creation, publishing, distribution, monetisation, etc.)
- Best Educational Programme – The most valuable educational programme offering games-related skills within Scotland
- Best Educator – The most valuable individual involved in the provision of games-related skills in Scotland
Scottish Game of the Year
- Small Budget – Games with a budget from £0 – £10,000
- Big Budget – Games with a budget from £10,000 upwards
- Diversity Champion – The person who has actively pushed for greater inclusion, equality and diversity within the Scottish games ecosystem
- The Stewart Gilray Award (Community Spirit) – The person who has helped, supported, nurtured and mentored others across the Scottish games ecosystem
- Lifetime Achievement – The person who has achieved ongoing success across their career within the Scottish games ecosystem
The Community Spirit Award has been named in memory of Scottish games creator, Stewart Gilray. Stewart, who was sadly lost to COVID-19 at the beginning of 2022, was the founder of development studio Just Add Water, which produced some truly seminal games including Sniper Elite VR, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Reality and the Oddworld series.
You can enter the awards directly using the online Google Form. If you have any questions, queries or problems, please email us.