Mark your calendar: this June, we’ll once again be celebrating the priceless contribution women make to the UK games industry as our annual Women in Games Awards will be returning on Friday, June 28th. Once again, the afternoon ceremony will be held at Facebook’s London HQ off Oxford Street and we’re already looking forward to seeing you there!

This is now the fifth annual outing for the awards, with MCV committed to recognising the huge contribution made by women in the games industry every single year. Last year’s event was a huge success and we’re looking forward to this year’s event being even better still.

As well as Facebook’s crucial role in making this event happen, OPM Jobs has already confirmed its support, once again as a sponsor for the Career Mentor of the Year Award, while Gamescom is our first Event Partner.

As in previous years, the event remains free to attend for all those on the shortlists plus their guests, something that would not be possible without the support of industry partners. Due to the venue capacity, additional tickets will be by invitation only. For information on how your company can get involved in this year’s event please contact MCV’s Alex Boucher.

The Women in Games Awards categories for 2019 will be as follow:

Rising Star of the Year – Development
This award recognises exceptional new talent in games development and design.

Rising Star of the Year – Business
This award recognises a leading up-and-coming talent working in the business/commercial side of the games industry.

Creative Impact of the Year
This award recognises creative achievements in games development over the last year – including (but not limited to) art, animation, audio, game & level design and writing.

Technical Impact of the Year
This award recognises technical achievements in games development over the last 12 months – including (but not limited to) programming, live ops, IT support, technical artists and those working on development tools.

Comms Impact of the Year
This award recognises achievements in bringing games to the public over the last year, including Marketing, PR, events, esports, creative agencies and other comms roles.

Businesswoman of the Year
This award recognises an individual who has had a stellar 12 months in terms of driving a games company forward and generating significant revenues.

Journalist of the Year
Whether you work in print, online, in video, or any other format, if you have something to say and an audience who listens and trusts you then this award recognises your contribution to the industry.

Campaigner of the Year
This award recognises those working who are actively campaigning for greater diversity in the games industry or who are using to games to speak out on broader social issues affecting women.

Mentor of the Year
This award recognises an individual who is dedicated to encouraging and mentoring others in the games industry. Be that internally as part of a studio, in education, or through running events or meet-ups.

Outstanding Contribution
This award reflects upon the life of someone who has had a lengthy and successful career in the games industry. Winners will have consistently made positive contributions to the games industry, commercially or creatively, while enabling and inspiring others in the industry to succeed.

Entries will open on Monday 29th of April.

We’ll share more details very soon, but in the meantime don’t forget to save the date!