Frontier founder and Elite creator David Braben has been in games development for more than 30 years, but you don't need a career spanning decades to be in the running for this year's Develop Awards.
What you do need, however, is to send in your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm GMT on Tuesday, April 15th – that's less than three weeks away.
The process is simple:
1. Check our full lobbying guide to find our which categories you're eligible for. Don't forget, there are four new prizes up for grabs: Musical Composition, QA & Localisation, Talent Investment and Studio of the Year.
2. Send a 350-word pitch, and five bullet points with relevant facts and info to email@example.com. Make sure it's clear which categories you're nominating for (yes, you can lobby for multiple awards).
3. Relax, and wait patiently for the finalists to be revealed in a few months.
You can nominate your peers, your rivals, your colleagues or even yourselves (we won't judge you). Once submissions are sent in, they will be vetted by the Develop Team and a shortlist of finalists will be drawn up.
The hugely popular industry event will once again reward the very best innovators in games development from the UK and Europe. There are a total of 23 awards up for grabs, including four new categories.
It will be held at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on Wednesday, July 9th during the Develop Conference 2014. To book your place now, contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk.
The Develop Awards are supported by platinum sponsors Crytek and Deep Silver and gold sponsors Codemasters and Amiqus. OPM has signed up as table gift partner, while Tandem is event partner.
Contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk to discuss the other high-profile sponsorship opportunities available.