EARLY DEADLINE: Due date for 2016 entries (or requests for extensions) is Monday, December 12, 2016.
LATE DEADLINE: In December, an additional late deadline of January 17, 2017, may or may not be approved with a rate increase. [Update – late deadline approved with no rate increase.]
Nominations will be announced Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Winners will be announced Monday, March 20, 2017. Because the awards program runs on a calendar year basis, some games may have to be entered prior to their release. Entries will apply to the calendar year of their actual release.
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WARNING: If a game’s title or content refers to any pre-existing related or unrelated franchise, character, or story, the presumption is that the game is a franchise. A new franchise is not necessarily new IP. If franchises are too often entered as new IP, the online payment method may be removed for new IP in the future in order to guarantee proper classification and invoicing.
Upon entry, you will receive an automated draft invoice for your convenience. The draft invoice can be submitted to your finance department to generate a purchase order number that can appear by request on the formal invoice you will receive for accounts payable after the entry has been manually checked for errors.
If in the interest of time you submit the draft invoice to your finance department right away, any errors found later can be offset by choosing a refund or a different creative/technical category.
When submitting an official entry, providing a gmail, yahoo, or similar email is not recommended to ensure your entry is officially accepted. The Academy makes the final decision on all genre and franchise classifications.
ART DIRECTION, PERIOD
ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
ART DIRECTION, CONTEMPORARY
CAMERA DIRECTION IN A GAME ENGINE
CONTROL DESIGN, 2D OR LIMITED 3D
CONTROL DESIGN, 3D
CONTROL DESIGN, VR
DIRECTION IN A GAME CINEMA
DIRECTION IN VIRTUAL REALITY
GAME DESIGN, NEW IP
GAME DESIGN, FRANCHISE
INNOVATION IN GAME TECHNOLOGY
LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY
LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA
ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, NEW IP
ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, FRANCHISE
ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, NEW IP
ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, FRANCHISE
PERFORMANCE IN A SPORTS GAME
SOUND MIXING IN VIRTUAL REALITY
SOUND EDITING IN A GAME CINEMA
SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY
SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA
USE OF SOUND, NEW IP
USE OF SOUND, FRANCHISE
WRITING IN A COMEDY
WRITING IN A DRAMA
GAME, CLASSIC REVIVAL
GAME, MUSIC OR PERFORMANCE-BASED
GAME, ORIGINAL ACTION
GAME, ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
GAME, ORIGINAL FAMILY
GAME, ORIGINAL FIGHTING
GAME, ORIGINAL RACING
GAME, ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING
GAME, ORIGINAL SPORTS
GAME, FRANCHISE ACTION
GAME, FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
GAME, FRANCHISE FAMILY
GAME, FRANCHISE FIGHTING
GAME, FRANCHISE RACING
GAME, FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
GAME, FRANCHISE SPORTS
GAME, SPECIAL CLASS
GAME OF THE YEAR