BAFTA begins search for talented young games designers

BAFTA begins search for talented young games designers

Nominations are now open for the 2018 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition.

Open to young people aged 10 to 18, the annual challenge tasks individuals or teams of up to three with creating a brand new video game.

Entrants can submit a concept for a new game in the ‘Game concept award’ category, or enter a game they have made using freely available software such as Flash or Kodu into the ‘Game making award’.

There is also a ‘Mentor award’ for an individual involved in the education of young game designers, who will be voted for by the public.

Competition winners will receive a host of prizes to help them pursue their passion for gaming, including software licenses, tours of games studios and 12 months’ support from industry professionals to develop their game ideas further.

The deadline for applications is April 25. To find out more, and apply, click here.