Developers have until September 6th to submit application for Selected Projects 2013

Deadline nears for Game Connection studio accolades

The deadline for Game Connection Europe’s Selected Projects contest for indie developers ends this Friday.

The completion is open to console, mobile, social, casual and online games at any stage of development, and there are no restrictions on platform or genre.

As well as the Best Project 2013 award, this year three new categories have been added to the contest. These include console and & PC hardcore, mobile and tablet handheld and also social, casual and online.

The deadline for applications is September 6th.

For more information visit the official website.

Game Connection Europe will also see the return of the Marketing Awards. The deadline for submissions to this contest is September 9th.

The categories for the event are:

Best Print Campaign: Newspapers and magazines, traditional billboard, transport advertising and all formats using standard advertising space.

Best Digital Campaign
: Websites, search engines, banner ads, instant messaging, email marketing, digital Point of Sale, browser games and virtual or augmented reality.

Best Mobile Campaign: Campaigns on smartphones, tablets and phones, such as SMS, MMS, WAP and Apps, including mobile games.

Best Social Media Campaign: Viral advertising, buzz marketing, blogs, use of social networks, consumer generated content, and Apps including social games.

Best Experiential Campaign
: Exhibitions, events, fairs, concerts, trade shows, publicity stunts, corporate entertainment and all interactive events which involve consumer interaction with a brand.

Best Broadcast Campaign
: Videos, trailers and adverts for cinema, TV, online and radio distribution.

Best PR Campaign: Successful PR campaigns and media partnerships which have generated awareness through outstanding media coverage or public relations efforts.

Best Original Content
: Recognising the most innovative and effective use of original content to promote a video game.

Best Overall Campaign: Awarded to the team who executed the best 360° marketing campaign.

The awards are presided over by n advisory board of industry experts which include Namco Bandi Games head of digital Antony Macare, ArenaNet head of global marketing Steve Fowler, EA’s Alexandre Scriabine responsible for acquisition marketing and Innogames head of PR Dennis Heinert.

Game Connection Europe has the full details on how to apply.

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