Winning entrants receive the NAVGTR Award.  Make an express entry.

Entry Deadline

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November 25, 2024

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

Make a catch-up payment

January 29, 2025

Nominations announced

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

February 14, 2025

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

Order certificates

March 12, 2025

Winners announced

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 12 or 31 [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 during the early bird period.  Exact fees are calculated within the entry form.  For extremely limited budgets, consider strategic placement.  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.

Category information is available in list form or with craft descriptions.  

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

VISUAL ART

ANIMATION, ARTISTIC
ART DIRECTION, PERIOD INFLUENCE
ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
ART DIRECTION, CONTEMPORARY
CHARACTER DESIGN
COSTUME DESIGN
DIRECTION IN A GAME CINEMA
LIGHTING/TEXTURING

AUDIO

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
SONG, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED
SONG COLLECTION
SOUND EDITING IN A GAME CINEMA
SOUND EFFECTS
SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY
SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA
USE OF SOUND, NEW IP
USE OF SOUND, FRANCHISE

DESIGN 

CONTROL DESIGN, 2D OR LIMITED 3D/VR
CONTROL DESIGN, 3D
GAMEPLAY DESIGN, NEW IP
GAMEPLAY DESIGN, FRANCHISE
WRITING IN A COMEDY
WRITING IN A DRAMA

PROGRAMMING

ANIMATION, TECHNICAL
CAMERA DIRECTION IN A GAME ENGINE
CONTROL PRECISION
ENGINEERING
GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL

PRODUCTION

GAME OF THE YEAR
GAME, CLASSIC REVIVAL
GAME, FIGHTING
GAME, ORIGINAL ACTION
GAME, ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
GAME, ORIGINAL FAMILY
GAME, ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING
GAME, FRANCHISE ACTION
GAME, FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
GAME, FRANCHISE FAMILY
GAME, FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
GAME, RACING
GAME, RHYTHM
GAME, SIMULATION
GAME, SPECIAL CLASS
GAME, SPORTS
GAME, STRATEGY

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, if any, are described on the entry form and usually require a link that is functional 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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