Lobbying is now open for the 2010 Develop Industry Excellence Awards.
The awards take place on July 14th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton and 500 industry execs are expected to attend the event, which is now in its eighth year.
Studios from the UK and Europe can put themselves forward for hotly contested prizes including Best New IP, Visual Arts, Technical Innovation, Best In-House Studio and many others. Other returning prizes include Best New Engine, Creative Outsourcing and Services.
New for this year is Best Micro Studio, an award designed to recognise the increasing number of small scale studios with 10 or fewer staff working on original download IPs.
We've also reduced the prices for tables and tickets to make the event as accessible as possible.
Early bird prices, for those tickes or tables booked on or before June 7th, are:Gold Table of 10 – £1,975 + VAT; Standard Table of 10 – £1,750 + VAT; and Single Seats – £175 + VAT.
There are a number of excellent promotional possibilities at the event that include category and award sponsorship. Contact Katie.Rawlings@intentmedia.co.uk for more information on how you can get involved.
Meanwhile, we've posted up the full guide to the event, all of the awards up for grabs and how you can lobby for consideration - click here to read it.
But in short: anyone in the games industry can put forward their studio, services or technology firm for the awards - or suggest companies they think should win. Simply send a 300 word lobbying pitch to email@example.com.
DEVELOP AWARDS 2010
Best New IP
Best Use of a Licence or IP
TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES
Best Tools Provider
Best New Studio
Best Handheld Studio
Best Micro Studio
Best In-House Studio
Best Independent Studio
(Winners for these awards are chosen by the Develop team after soundings from the industry)