It's Time for the Accolade

ELAN Awards are open for submissions

NEW YORK, NY&VANCOUVER, BC January 4, 2010 - Submissions for the award categories officially opened today for the 2010 ELAN Awards, announced ELAN Founder and CEO Holly Carinci and Chairman Justin Townsend (Founder of in-game advertising giant IGA Worldwide). The previously-Canadian awards show has selected San Diego as their new Host City for their fourth installment beginning with a pool party for 1,000 July 17th, a street party for 2,000 July 18th and the 2010 ELANS Dinner Award Ceremony itself on July 19th, the night before Comic-con, when thirty awards will be given out.

Hosted by a Hollywood star and an Industry star, the black tie evening promises to be resplendent in all ways.

But regardless of how resplendent the event itself is, nothing beats attending an awards show than appearing as a nominee, so here's how you submit:

Go to www.theelans.com.While the Official Website for the 2010 ELAN Awards will not be launched until next month, everything you need to download to submit into the award categories is there.

DATES: SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FROM JANUARY 4th - APRIL 16th, 2010

EARLY BIRD RATES FROM JANUARY 4th - JANUARY 29th, 2010

2010 ELAN AWARDS 3-DAY-CELEBRATION JULY 17th - JULY 19th, 2010

2010 ELAN AWARDS CEREMONY MONDAY, JULY 19th, 2010

FEES: EARLY BIRD INDUSTRY $300 per entry INDEPENDENT&STUDENT $150 per entry

INDUSTRY $350 per entry INDEPENDENT&STUDENT $200 per entry

SUBMISSION FORMS: www.theelans.com

JUDICIAL: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

ONE PANEL PER AWARD CATEGORY CONSISTING OF FOUR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND ONE MEDIA MEMBER FROM AROUND THE WORLD (AT LEAST ONE MUST RESIDE OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA) INITIALLY WORK TOGETHER THROUGH A VOTING FORUM TO DETERMINE THE FOUR FINAL NOMINEES IN THEIR ASSIGNED AWARD CATEGORY. THEIR DECISION MUST BE A UNANIMOUS ONE MADE BY ALL 5 JURORS TOGETHER. THE HEAD JUROR THEN SENDS THEIR PANEL'S FINAL FOUR NOMINEES' NAMES DIRECTLY TO THE 2010 ELAN AWARD'S AUDITOR. EACH JUROR THEN BECOMES A JUDGE BY INDIVIDUALLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY SENDING THEIR SELECTION FOR THE WINNER OF THEIR CATEGORY OUT OF THEIR PANEL'S FINAL FOUR NOMINEES DIRECTLY TO THE ELAN AWARD'S AUDITOR. THE 2010 ELAN AWARDS AUDITOR TALLIES THE VOTES AND ARRANGES FOR THE TROPHY PLAQUES AND THE WINNING ENVELOPES TO BE PRODUCED IN SECRET UNTIL THEY ARE ANNOUNCED AT THE 2010 ELAN AWARDS CEREMONY ON MONDAY, JULY 19th, 2010.

HOW THE JUDGES ARE CHOSEN

A CALL IS PUT OUT WORLDWIDE FOR JUDGES THRU DIRECT INDUSTRY CONTACT AND THE MEDIA; ANYONE WISHING TO ANSWER THE CALL CAN DO SO BY COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION TO JUDGE AND FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS LISTED THERE. ALL THOSE APPLYING TO BECOME A JUDGE WILL NEED TO MEET THE LIST OF REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE:

~ THE APPLICANT MUST BE A PROFESSIONAL WORKING IN EITHER THE VIDEO GAME, ANIMATION OR VISUAL EFFECTS INDUSTRIES OR A MEDIA MEMBER WHOSE REGULAR BEAT IS ONE OF THESE SECTORS

~ THE APPLICANT MUST AGREE TO BE PLACED AS A JUROR AND JUDGE ON A PANEL IN THE AREA OF THEIR EXPERTISE;

~ THE APPLICANT MUST SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY;

~ THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO ALL PS, XBOX AND NINTENDO PLATFORMS;

~ THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER CAPABLE OF DOWNLOADING PC GAMES;

~ OTHER REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO THE AWARD CATEGORY MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE APPLICANT.

2010 ELAN AWARD CATEGORIES:

1. BEST GAME OF THE YEAR

2. BEST E-RATED GAME OF THE YEAR

3. BEST TEEN-RATED GAME OF THE YEAR

4. BEST MATURE-RATED GAME OF THE YEAR

5. BEST CONSOLE GAME

6. BEST PC GAME

7. BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

8. BEST CASUAL GAME

9. BEST LICENSED GAME

10. BEST HANDHELD GAME (PSP; DS, IPod or other similar devices)

11. BEST MOBILE GAME

12. MOST ACCESSIBLE GAME

13. BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

14. BEST WRITING in a VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

15. BEST SOUND in a VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

16. BEST MUSIC in a VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

17. BEST ART DIRECTION in a VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

18. BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION in a VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

19. BEST VOICE OVER in an VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

20. BEST GAME DESIGN

21. BEST REAL-TIME VISUAL EFFECTS in a VIDEO GAME

22. OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL INNOVATION

23. BEST NEW TALENT (Student only)

24. VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME

25. BEST ANIMATED PRODUCTION with a LICENSED VIDEO GAME

26. BEST VFX-DRIVEN FEATURE FILM with LICENSED VIDEO GAME

27. GAMER'S CHOICE

28. BEST IN-GAME ADVERTISEMENT in a VIDEO GAME

29. BEST OVERALL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN for a VIDEO GAME

30. BEST VIRIL MARKETING PR CAMPAIGN for a VIDEO GAME

Again, all forms, manuals, etc., are at www.theelans.com.

GOOD LUCK!

~ The 2010 ELAN Awards

The Official Website for the 2010 ELAN Awards will launch in January 2010. In the meantime links for all Award Submission Criteria and Judicial information such as Award Categories, Application to Judge, Rules&Regulation Manual, etc., will be posted on the site's temporary welcome page www.theelans.com on Monday, December 21st.

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QUICK LINKS

2010 ELAN Awards Press Releases:

Dec 14, 2009

ELAN Awards and IGA Worldwide Founders Team Up

Dec 15, 2009

2010 ELAN Awards in San Diego July 17th - 19th

Tickets Package, Menus and more ....

There will be 1,000 VIP tickets made available for purchase at the price of $495 each for the 2010 ELAN Dinner and Award Ceremony which includes all of the parties. However these tickets are strictly for industry professionals or vip industry-affiliates only and therefore are on an approved-to-purchase basis only. There will be additional tickets separate to the VIP ones made available for both the Nomination Celebration-in-the-Street party and for the After-Party for $250 PER TICKET PER PARTY. The industry will be informed once ticketsales have opened, but reservation lists are available on the following links. It is highly recommended that those wishing to attend the 2010 ELAN Awards Dinner and Award Ceremony or any of the 2010 ELAN parties place their name on one of the reservation lists.

Tickets Package

Sponsorship Deck pdf

Sponsorship Deck doc

Reception and Dinner Awards Ceremony

Welcome Pool Party

Nomination Celebration-in-the-Streets

After-Party


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