The Women in Games Student Awards is a competition to allow up to 6 students or 2018 graduates studying games in the UK a free ticket and all their travel and accommodation costs paid for.
Portfolio work can be submitted can be in ANY area of Game Development. Judges from the Games Industry will review website and portfolio submissions. They will look for excellence in both the work itself and the quality of communication and presentation of it. The 6 top students selected will receive a commendation and be invited to take to the stage where the winners will be announced and presented on the day.
This is the 3rd year and last year attracted over 40 entries. The presentation of these winning students and graduates to the conference proved one of the highlights of the 2017 Conference.
For the competition to win a free ticket and all their travel and accommodation costs paid for, students need to send a link to their work or portfolio website to student.awards2018 AT womeningames DOT org no later than August 24th 2018, stating their name, contact details, level of study, course, University and reason for entering. They are also need to join the women in games networks on Twitter @wigj and Facebook.
Judging of these awards is by the WIGJ CEO and Board and their decision is final. WIGJ will aim to notify the top 6 successful students by August 31st. Winning students may be asked to share accommodation to manage costs.
It is reminded that, courtesy of our sponsor Facebook, the European Women in Games Conference already gives up a select number free tickets to students studying for a career in the games industry per University or educational establishment. These free tickets are available directly from University Games Course leaders but do not cover the costs of travel and accommodation.
Games Course leaders and lecturers in the UK can access 2 free tickets for each University or educational establishment by mailing David Smith at david.smith AT womeningames DOT org for the discount code for their university. WIGJ thanks Facebook for making this possible.