Entry Deadline

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November 20, 2023

Early deadline (6pm Pacific) to enter a game on the ballot 

Make a catch-up payment

January 17, 2023

Nominations announced

Early credits due – Log in and choose “Submission History” to update credits.

February 1, 2023

Last day to submit credits or forfeit award.  Late fee applies.

Order certificates

February 14, 2023

Winners announced for work in 2022

Claim additional trophies

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Eligibility

Eligibility is for the calendar year, so any games entered by the deadline (but not released by December 31) will be applied to the year of actual release. 

Due Dates

Due date for entries (or requests for extensions) is 6pm Pacific on the Monday before the fourth Thursday in November.  An additional late deadline of December 8 [may or may not be] approved with rate increases.

Group Submissions

Different colleagues can submit different games, but a single game should be consolidated into as few entries as possible.  However, the entry form does include a split billing option.  

Award Categories

Entry fees range from $200 to $800 per category.  Exact fees are calculated within the entry form.  NAVGTR Corp. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Look for account options at the top of the page, including Log In, Create Account, My Dashboard, Submission History, Next Game Entry, and Log Out.  Submission History is also where you can update credits.  

Entrants are responsible for communicating with account representatives before nominations are announced to ensure acceptable credits.  For assistance, please contact Tom Allen in the United States at 301.437.7880 or email *info at navgtr dot org*.

info at navgtr dot org

GAME OF THE YEAR

ORIGINAL IP

ORIGINAL ACTION
ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
ORIGINAL FAMILY
ORIGINAL FIGHTING
ORIGINAL RACING
ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING
ORIGINAL SPORTS

FRANCHISE

FRANCHISE ACTION
FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
FRANCHISE FAMILY
FRANCHISE FIGHTING
FRANCHISE RACING
FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
FRANCHISE SPORTS

SPECIAL GENRE

CLASSIC REVIVAL
MUSIC (RHYTHM)
PUZZLE
SIMULATION
SPECIAL CLASS
STRATEGY

CRAFT CATEGORIES

ANIMATION, ARTISTIC
ANIMATION, TECHNICAL
ART DIRECTION, PERIOD
ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
ART DIRECTION, CONTEMPORARY
CHARACTER DESIGN
COSTUME DESIGN
CONTROL DESIGN, 2D OR LIMITED 3D
CONTROL DESIGN, 3D
CONTROL DESIGN, VR
CONTROL PRECISION
CAMERA DIRECTION IN A GAME ENGINE
DESIGN, FRANCHISE
DESIGN, NEW IP
DIRECTION IN A GAME CINEMA
DIRECTION IN VIRTUAL REALITY
ENGINEERING
GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
LIGHTING/TEXTURING
ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, NEW IP
ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, FRANCHISE
ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, NEW IP
ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, FRANCHISE
PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, LEAD
PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, SUPPORTING
PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, LEAD
PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, SUPPORTING
SONG COLLECTION
SONG, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED
SOUND MIXING IN VIRTUAL REALITY
SOUND EDITING IN A GAME CINEMA
SOUND EFFECTS
USE OF SOUND, NEW IP
USE OF SOUND, FRANCHISE
WRITING IN A COMEDY
WRITING IN A DRAMA

Terms of Nomination

Payment terms are Net60. 

Credits are best submitted (a) early at time of entry or (b) by the official nominations announcement to avoid late fees.  Credits submitted after the nominations announcement will be assessed a $200 late fee per category.  

Credits are extremely important to avoid delays in award production.  If proper credits of individuals are not received by the late deadline, awards are FORFEIT, and you waive the opportunity to provide input as nominee credits are chosen on your behalf.  The name of at least one actual individual person is REQUIRED.  Credits are limited to three persons per category, plus developer and publisher.  A fourth person requires special approval.

Entrants are responsible for communicating with account representatives before nominations are announced to ensure acceptable credits.

Supporting Materials

Submission of product copies will only be required if the product is not widely available or is sold with additional items required to play.  Other supporting materials are described on the entry form and usually require a public or private URL without a login. 

Any disqualifications found later can be offset by choosing a refund or a different creative/technical category.

Look for account options at the top of the page, including Log In, Create Account, My Dashboard, Submission History, Next Game Entry, and Log Out.  Submission History is also where you can update credits.  

Receipt

Upon entry, you will receive an automated email sales receipt AND invoice PDF document for your convenience. For companies that do not accept invoices without a PO number, the receipt can be submitted to your finance department as part of an internal purchase order request to generate a purchase order number.  This number can be applied to the entry from your account login.  Once applied, you will be able to download the final invoice which will reflect the PO number.

Criteria of Acceptance

Admin makes the final decision on all genre, franchise, regional, and category classifications.  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.

When submitting an official entry without immediate payment, providing a gmail, yahoo, hotmail, outlook, or similar email is not recommended to ensure your entry is officially accepted. 

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