The Imagination Gaming Family & Education Game Awards 2016...
That's right, it's back, as big and as bright as ever. (We know because it says so here... IG Awards!)
The awards are now in their 4th year and we just can't wait to see this year's games and give everyone else a chance to not only see them as well, but actually play them!
Like last year we will be accepting entries from companies (and individuals) large and small, from all over the world, over the coming months in a bid to find what's new and great out there for you to have a go at. As always we expect to see a wide range of games for all ages and we're sure to find plenty that we'll be adding to the Imagination Gaming box of tricks, ready for our schools and events nationwide.
A handy reminder of some of the categories... and what gold, silver and bronze looks like.
Games new to us since last year's awards have a chance to be recognised in 5 categories with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards going to the cream of the crop. There are also 2 more categories in which we will bestow recognition on 3 games that have been stand-out hits in our work in schools and education, and 3 games that have had families visiting our workshops constantly coming back for more!
Our 'Hall of Fame' badges, or should that be 'Hall of Game'? Here there's no first, second, third, just a great set of games.
You'll be able to see all the games as they enter the process in our dedicated section of the website, IG Awards here, and of course we'll mentioning them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages... so make sure you're following along and having your say too!
We will be accepting entries until the 29th April this year, but the earlier they arrive the more chance we have to get familiar with them, with the judging process in full swing through May. Again we will be assembling a panel to make the final decision on most of the awards, representing a cross-section of the Imagination Gaming audience of gamers and educators in equal measure to find the games that have something for everyone.
Of course there will also be UK Games Expo 2016... a chance for the public to play and vote on the submissions we receive in our Family Zone. This runs from the 4th to the 6th of June and this year we will be in the NEC itself... wooooo!!!! This means more space, more games, more everything really, a fantastic opportunity for everyone to play these great games and showcase the games on a big stage.
Of course, once we have recovered from the mayhem and madness of UK Games Expo, we will set about announcing the winners to the world! So just one question remains... are you game?!
All the information you need about the awards, categories, games, judging and past winners can be found in our awards section here.