Every year, publishers and creators submit their best products in a variety of categories to vie for the honor of an Origins Award, the hobby game industry’s premiere award for more than three decades. The massive lot of submissions is reviewed by a jury of experts drawn from the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design and the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and these expert juries select the top ten in each category as semi-finalists. Game store retailers attending the GAMA Trade Show (www.GAMATradeShow.com) vote upon the semi-finalists, creating the final list of nominees in each category.
Each nominee receives a silver award and a place on the final ballot, which is presented in June each year to the attendees of the Origins Game Fair (www.OriginsGameFair.com), GAMA’s consumer game convention. Attendance at Origins typically tops 14,000 thousand game fans, all of whom can cast their vote during the show. The ballots are then tallied and the winner in each category announced at a gala ceremony on the last night of the convention. Continue reading
Don’t miss this chance to earn industry-wide recognition for your game! Just a few days remain to submit your game for consideration in the next round of Origins Awards. Take a moment to fill out the online form and put your product into the running! Get all of the information at the Origins Award submissions site.
From Tammy Patterson, Academy Secretary
We just wanted to send a friendly reminder out to all of you that the first convention date for the Origins Awards Traveling Road Show is coming up in November. So if you can get your submissions in to us by November 14 that would great! Continue reading
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Promote your new games for FREE at regional cons for free by submitting them NOW for the 35th annual Origins Awards!
In 2008, GAMA rolled out the Origins Awards Road Show, a new promotional program to build visibility and sales of the Origins Award nominees. The Road Show demonstrated Origins Award game submissions at a number of regional conventions. The response was overwhelming! Retailers saw immediate interest from customers as convention attendees started requesting the games that they saw in the Road Show.
For next year’s awards, we’re expanding the Road Shows to reach even more conventions. Instead of one show, we’ll run an east and west Origins Road Show, demonstrating Origins Award submissions to more gamers than ever! The Road Shows start in October and continue through winter and spring of next year.
To get the MOST VISIBILITY, submit your games NOW for the 35th annual Origins Awards!