Lobbying for this year's Games Media Awards has now closed, with hundreds of individuals from across the games press - and broader industry - nominating the UK's writers, mags, websites and more for one of the sector's top accolades.
Now it's in the hands of the judges. As ever, the winners will be voted for by some 200 members of the media and industry PRs. For those asking, the media makes up over 70 per cent of the judging panel. And, no, this is not a popularity contest; those judging their peers' writing skills take this incredibly seriously.
Meanwhile, the submissions for the prestigious Games Writer of the Year award have now been passed over to award-winning author and Guardian columnist Tim Lott. He will judge the articles, which will be anonymous, purely on prose.
The Games Media Awards will this year take place on Thursday October 18th and return to the super chic Vinopolis, Bankside. Gold Partners supporting the event include Xbox 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted, PlayStation, Nintendo, Codemasters Racing, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and OnLive.
Deep Silver has signed up as Media Transport Partner and Gamescom is Event Partner. Green Man Gaming is sponsoring the Top Tweeter category, with Precise sponsoring Coverage by a Mainstream Website. Meanwhile, Sega is backing the Games Writer of the Year award.
Russell Kane, winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, will be the host for the evening.
Up to 350 guests will attend this year’s Games Media Awards, including nearly 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets will be available at £150 per person. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk to find out more.
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