• James Kinch

TIGA Games Education Awards 2021 Sign-Ups now available

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, today launched the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2021 to recognise outstanding students, education providers and best practice.

Creative Assembly, the UK’s largest developer, behind the Total War series and an upcoming sci-fi FPS, is the headline sponsor of the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2021.

The TIGA UK Games Education Awards will be open to entry from 21st June 2021. The closing date is 28th July 2021. The winners will be announced in a fast paced virtual Awards ceremony on 23rd September 2021.

Award categories:

  1. Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Artist

  2. Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Designer

  3. Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Programmer

  4. Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Production/Enterprise

  5. Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Computer Games Technology

  6. Outstanding TIGA Post Graduate of the Year

  7. Outstanding TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year *

  8. TIGA FE College of Year

  9. Innovative Teaching Award

  10. Excellence in University – Industry Collaboration

  11. Excellence in Games Research

  12. Best Student Business

  13. Diversity Award

  14. Creative Assembly Best Student Game 2021

A Special Award will also be announced at the ceremony. For more information see: https://tiga.org/education-awards/about To enter see: https://tiga.org/education-awards/enter

TIGA’s charity partner for the Awards will be The Passage. The Passage has been the caretaker of the homeless community in London for the past 40 years. The Passage’s aim is to provide the support to help people transform their lives through outreach services, three residential projects, befriending programmes and the UK’s largest Resource Centre. The Passage offers practical support with employment, welfare rights, immigration, and accommodation, as well as tailored advice for mental health or addiction issues and victims of modern slavery. The Passage believe that homelessness is everyone’s responsibility and by working together we can be part of the solution. For further details please visit www.passage.org.uk or contact media@passage.org.uk

*FE colleges that are members of TIGA will have the opportunity to nominate a ‘TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year’ from each of their TIGA accredited courses. TIGA will review all the submissions and award the best nominees the accolade of ‘TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year’. Students from TIGA accredited courses will be eligible for the Award.