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gamescom award 2018

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gamescom award 2018 honours the best games and products premiering at gamescom 2018. The submitted games and products are examined, evaluated and honoured by an independent international jury of experts. Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur organizes the award.

Application for gamescom awards 2018 possible until 1 August

The application phase for the gamescom award 2018 has started. Registered exhibitors of gamescom can apply for the most coveted prize of the European computer and video games industry until 11:59 p.m. on 1 August 2018. The gamescom award is presented in a total of 29 categories.

New procedure: submission for the gamescom award is combined with submission to the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK)

This year, however, there are several new aspects to consider: titles that want to have a chance at the gamescom award must be submitted by 1 August to the awards office of the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur.

In order that a large number of categories, including all platform and genre categories, can already be awarded on the first day of the trade fair, Tuesday, 21 August 2018, the jury of the gamescom award will already view and evaluate the nominated games prior to the start of the trade fair. To this purpose, a jury session will take place two weeks prior to gamescom in the offices of the USK and the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur in Berlin. The moving forward of the award show is made possible through close cooperation with the USK, where the content for gamescom is in any case to be submitted for youth protection inspection.

All of the registered exhibitors of the entertainment area of gamescom are therefore requested to submit their gamescom demos that are playable for fans and visitors to both the awards office (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur) and to the USK for age designation.

For the first time two award ceremonies: Tuesday, 21 August (jury winners) and 25 August (public winners)

New is that the winners in the categories nominated by the international jury will this year already be announced on the trade visitor and media day of gamescom on 21 August 2018 in the Konrad Adenauer Hall of Congress Centre North. Games or products that can either only be first evaluated by the jury directly at gamescom or are chosen by the public, like "Best Booth" or the gamescom "Most Wanted Consumer Award", will be evaluated via the gamescom app as usual. The winners of these categories will be announced on the gamescom stage on Saturday, 25 August.

Find here all documents for your application

The award office will be headed by the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur.

Your contact for enquiries:

Benjamin Rostalski | Awardbüro gamescom award
Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur GmbH
Torstraße 6 | 10119 Berlin | Germany
T +49 30 29 04 92 92
E award@gamescom.de

Marek Brunner | Leiter Testbereich
Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK)
Torstraße 6 | 10119 Berlin | Germany
T: +49 30 240 88 66 - 15
E test@usk.de