There are certain things that signal that Christmas is on its way – the clocks going back, Strictly and X-Factor hitting our screens, the onslaught of DFS ads… and the opening of the lobbying period for the MCV Awards.
The UK games industry's most prestigious awards return on Thursday, March 3rd at the swanky new Hilton Bankside. Also new are a number of additional categories, ensuring that all sectors of the business – including publishing, retail, distribution, marketing, PR, events and media – are celebrated.
Two additional categories have been added for 2016 (which make a return from previous years) – Mainstream Retailer and Events Team. Lobbying is open now across all categories and if you want to know how to enter, click right here.
Here are the list of categories:
New Games Brand
Peripherals And Accessories Brand
Digital Marketing Team
Trade Marketing Team
Indie Games Label
Person Of The Year
Store Manager Of The Year
The way the awards are being judged is also being changed. They will still be peer-voted, but MCV will put together a panel of experts to encourage better debate and discussion around the individual categories. So lobbying is more important than ever.
To lobby for yourself or anyone else, simply email MCVlobbying@nbmedia.com. Make sure the subject line includes the name of the awards category you're lobbying for. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday December 16th, with finalists being announced in the New Year.
A number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Call Conor Tallon on 01992 535647 to find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full details on the MCV Awards, visit www.mcvawards.com