Game Connection Europe 2015 awards competitions, Game Connection Development Awards and Game Connection Marketing Awards, return. You can submit your development project or nominate your marketing campaign from now until August 17, 2015.
This year, Game Connection has a few changes to the two competitions.
Game Connection Development Awards
The Game Connection Development Awards have been around for the past nine years, and at Game Connection Europe 2015, the competition will be showcasing and granting awards to more projects than in previous years. Console, online, mobile and casual games at any stage of development may enter. There are no restrictions on genre, platform or distribution method.
All nominated teams get a free pass to Game Connection Europe 2015 and a trailer spot in the dedicated Development Awards lounge. Nominees also will be showcased in the Development Awards pavilion on the show floor and get their own demo pod.
The Game Connection Development Awards again will feature the European Games Booster Awards, created in partnership with the European creative program MEDIA. Projects submitted by studios in the European Union will be automatically entered for this award.
This year, the Development Awards get two new categories: Best Indie Game and the Game Connection People’s Choice Awards. All projected nominated will be up for the Game Connection People’s Choice Award. Here are the 11 categories for the Game Connection Europe 2015 Development Awards:
- Best Console/PC Hardcore
- Best Mobile/Tablets
- Best Desktop/Downloadable
- Best Casual Game
- Best Social Game
- Best Indie Game
- Best Hardcore
- Excellence in Art
- Excellence in Story and StoryTelling
- Most Promising IP
- Most Creative and Original Project
Game Connection Marketing Awards
Marketing, media, digital advertising and communications experts will be at Game Connection Europe 2015 to recognize works created by marketing professionals in the game industry. Three campaigns will be nominated in each of the 10 categories. The campaigns must have been launched from August 2014 to August 2015. Nominees will get free access to Game Connection Europe as well as access to the Paris Games Week show.
All campaigns submitted will be automatically entered into the Best Marketing Team 2015 bonus category. Here are the 10 categories for the Game Connection Europe 2015 Marketing Awards:
- Best Overall Campaign
- Best Original Content Campaign
- Best Digital Campaign
- Best Mobile Campaign
- Best Social Media Campaign
- Best Experiential Campaign
- Best Live-Action Trailer
- Best CG Trailer
- Best Gameplay Trailer
- Best PR Campaign
Visit the Game Connection Development Awards submission form page and the Marketing Awards submission form page for more information and rules and regulations. Also, check out the Game Connection Europe 2014 Development Awards winners and Game Connection Europe 2014 Marketing Awards winners.
Games Connection Europe 2015 will take place October 28-30, 2015, in Paris.