London, UK - On 29th May, 2013, a panel of journalism luminaries will reveal the winners of the inaugural Games Journalism Prize, sponsored by Thumbstar. The night will also feature discussions about the state of modern games journalism and the reveal of a charity eBook, containing the best of the nominated articles for the awards.
The ebook will be available for download at www.gamesjournalismprize.com, where donations to games industry charity GamesAid are also welcome. Nominations for the 2013 Prizes will also open on Wednesday.
The three prizes and Grand Prize were designed to find the best journalism and writing about video games, were judged by journalists and are non-profit and non-commercial. The prize has been set up as a non-profit organisation by an advisory committee of games journalism veterans.
The 2012 judging panel included an Orange Award winning writer, a political journalist, and a range of games journalism luminaries. A full list of the 2012 judges can be found on the site at http://gamesjournalismprize.com/the-2012-prizes/
Note to Editors: These prizes are not associated in any way with BAFTA, The Guardian, or any other institutions affiliated with the founders. The 2012 Prizes were sponsored by mobile games developer, Thumbstar. The 2013 Prizes do not, currently, have a sponsor.
The 2013 prizes are open to all English language articles published during 2013 and the winners will be announced in 2014. Shortlisted nominees will be revealed throughout the year. The three prize categories are: Investigative Journalism, Criticism and Features / Miscellaneous.
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