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Call for submissions now open for both Selected Projects (now Game Connection Development Awards) and Game Connection Marketing Awards!

And introducing the European Games Booster Awards – highlighting the best of European developers

PARIS, FRANCE – 31 July 2014 –
With a successful history of promoting and recognizing top talent in the games development and marketing fields, Game Connection’s two prestigious awards competitions are back again, with new and exciting changes in store! From now until August 29th, you can submit your projects in development for a chance to take home the title of Best Project here. And up until September 1st, you can nominate your marketing campaign to receive the accolades it deserves by following this link.

Selected Projects is now Game Connection Development Awards

For the last eight years, Selected Projects has become the place for studios to showcase their creativity and originality, and to be recognized by their peers. In 2014, Game Connection will bring this competition to the next level, showcasing and granting awards to even more projects.

Game Connection Development Awards will now feature 10 categories and up to 50 projects can be nominated!

The new categories are:

– Best Console / PC Hardcore
– Best Mobile / Tablets
– Best Desktop / Downloadable

– Best Casual Game
– Best Social Game
– Best Hardcore

– Game Excellence in Art
– Excellence in Story & StoryTelling
– Most Promising IP
– Most Creative & Original Project

The contest is open to console, mobile, social, casual, and online games at any stage of development with no restriction on genre, platform, or distribution method. All submissions will be assessed by the Judging Committee of international industry experts.

All teams selected by the judges to compete in the competition will be given a free pass to attend Game Connection Europe 2014 (including a discount on any exhibitor option), plus a trailer spot in the dedicated Development Awards lounge, bringing valuable exposure to countless high level industry professionals.

You can find more information about this competition, including the Rules & Regulations, by checking out the Development Awards page of the Game Connection website. Deadline for submissions is August 29, 2014. Submit your project now!

Introducing the European Games Booster Awards

For the first time ever, the Game Connection Development Awards will feature the European Games Booster Awards.

In collaboration with the European Creative MEDIA program, the best European Union studio of each category will receive special recognition. Promoting European games creation is very important, particularly in an environment where investors and key players from all over the world are assembled in one of the most renowned European cities, Paris. Projects submitted by studios in the EU will automatically be entered for a chance to win this additional award.

Submit your campaign to the 2014 Marketing Awards

Game Connection Europe is once again bringing Marketing, Media, Digital Advertising, and Communication experts to Paris to recognize the most creative and inspiring works created by marketing professionals in the game industry.

Three campaigns will be nominated in each of the ten categories and their creators will be invited to attend Game Connection Europe 2014 to show off their work during a two-minute presentation to the audience. Each campaign will be automatically entered to the ‘Best Marketing Team 2014’ bonus category, which honors the marketing team who has distinguished itself by the superior quality of their campaign and who inspires innovation in the industry.

Campaigns eligible for this competition launched between January 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014. You can find more information on the Marketing Awards page of the Game Connection website. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2014. Submit your campaign now!
Game Connection Europe 2014 takes place in Paris, 29-31 October.

For more information:

– Visit the website: www.game-connection.com
– Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Game.Connection.Official.Page
– Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/The_GameCo
– Tune into our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/gameconnectionvideos/

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