The UK Games Fund Awards: Recognising our Talented Community
In association with DC Thomson Media
The UK Games Fund Awards are open to all UK Games Fund supported portfolio companies and Tranzfuser associates. Nominees are eligible for a part-funded trip to the glittering awards and exciting networking/showcase event in Dundee on 14th November.
If your nomination is selected for short-listing we’ll provide:
- overnight accommodation for two company representatives for two nights,
- a contribution to your travel expenses, a welcome drinks reception at the Beano and Dandy HQ of event partner DC Thomson,
- a day at our showcase event where details of next year’s funding and Tranzfuser competition will be revealed and
- tickets for our evening awards celebration
You can nominate yourself, members of your team, your own company or other UK Games Talent and Finance supported companies or individuals. You can only nominate someone once but you can make as many different nominations as you like. Now’s the time to make sure that great achievements are recognised.
For more information and the Terms & Conditions, click here.
|12 July:||Entries Open|
|23 July:||Tickets on Sale|
|8 August:||Entries Close|
|1 September:||Shortlist Announced|
|14 November:||Awards Ceremony|
|10.00 - 17:00:||Daytime Showcase|
|19:00 - 12:30am:||UK Games Fund Awards|
Studio of the YearRead More
Studio of the Year
The company funded by the UK Games Fund that has made the best overall progress with their business across all facets of sales revenue, contracting income, jobs created (PAYE and / or contractors).
This award category requires nominees to demonstrate in real numbers how the business has grown since support from the UK Games Fund was first established.
Early Audience ExpertsRead More
Early Audience Experts
Able to demonstrate an effective strategy for understanding and engaging the early audience with analytics etc. and levering the information productively.
Nominees must be able to cite examples of data (gameplay or otherwise) being used to develop the project positively.
Studio LeaderRead More
The individual whose leadership, business strategy and deal-making skills have led to positive business impacts.
Don’t be shy! The UK Games Fund portfolio of funded companies are all headed up by the most talented of indie development Studio Leaders. What does your Lead do that stands out from the crowd? How has their leadership helped to steer your company on the right path to business sustainability and growth?
Deal of the YearRead More
Deal of the Year
A transaction that has moved the needle for the business making the deal.
What made this deal different? How did it come about?
Smart Studio of the YearRead More
Smart Studio of the Year
Innovating in any way including using emerging platforms and technology.
Game Developer GeniusRead More
Game Developer Genius
Recognising creative skills in art or programming.
We’re looking for innovative use of technology in producing exceptional gameplay, whether it’s making use of ingenious mechanics or producing art/animation that astounds your audience.
The Tranzfuser AwardRead More
The Tranzfuser Award
The Tranzfuser team from any year that has made the best business progress.
We know that teams can and do evolve from taking part in the competition to operating as an independent games development studio. Nominees should consider the positive impact of any company changes since taking part in Tranzfuser and how the business continues to be on an upwards trajectory.
Tranzfuser Local Hub of the YearRead More
Tranzfuser Local Hub of the Year
The most supportive hub for Tranzfuser teams.
We’re looking for exceptional Local Hubs that have provided consistent but innovative support for the Tranzfuser teams of 2018. Nominees must have participated in Tranzfuser 2018.
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Recognising business achievement is, unquestionably, a positive thing to do – it sends out clear messages about the calibre of the organisations operating in this region and, via the Courier, it demonstrates to the wider public the vital role that local companies play as the backbone of the economy.
The awards represent tangible recognition and reward for the hard work, ability, energy and determination of the workforces in the award categories and puts the spotlight on the challenges that companies face and how they develop innovative solutions to overcome them. In addition, the awards reflect the knowledge, skills and capability of those located in this part of Scotland and will reinforce the message that Courier Country is a desirable area in which to build and run companies, as the talent pool is here to help businesses succeed.Visit Henderson Loggie website
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