Women in Games expands its Global Games Awards to welcome those working in gaming and esports.

Women in Games is pleased to announce an expansion of its annual Women in Games Global Awards to 13 new awards, across 6 newly established categories.
Last year there were 29 winners, from all over the world, across 7 awards. In 2021 there will be 2 new categories covering Gaming and Esports adding to the existing Video Games Awards, Women in Games Community Awards, Women in Games Education Awards and Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Full details of all the planned awards will be announced on 3 June when the Women in Games Global Awards 2021 will go live. There is the opportunity to nominate all the women that you would like to put forward. Winners will be decided by an experienced jury and a public vote. Women in Games expects to announce the winners of this year’s awards as part of its new Festival, in the first full week of September.

As part of the lead up to this year’s awards, Women in Games will be seeking partners from all over the world to help in promoting and presenting individual awards. There is a planned series of webinars, where we are proudly showcasing many of the winners from the 2020 awards.

The 2020 Awards were sponsored by long standing partner, Sumo Digital, a world-class, award-winning game developer with eight studios on the UK and India. Our webinars will feature previous Hall of Fame Awards winners, which in 2020 included: Audrey Leprince (Denmark), Brenda Romero (Ireland), Elizabeth LaPensée (USA), Jessica Hammer (USA), Poornima Seetharaman (India) and Sande Chen (USA).The Hall of Fame Award has been sponsored by long term partner, 2K /Hangar 13.

Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games, commented: “Celebrating the achievements of women and organisations working in the games industry from all over the world is a priority for Women in Games. Our awards have a legacy of 10 years and continue to be a celebratory highlight and key event for our community and the gaming calendar. The success of last year’s awards has encouraged us to further consider and develop our awards to fully recognise the talent of those within the games and esports sector. After extensive consultation with our community, we are absolutely delighted to be adding some exciting new award categories for 2021”.

The new, expanded awards call for additional resource and a new Awards Project Manager is currently being recruited. Interested in joining the Women in Games team in a part time, project based role? Please apply at https://www.womeningames.org/women-in-games-is-looking-for-an-awards-project-manager-to-manage-the-2021-global-games-awards/

We look forward to welcoming the new nominations and winners in 2021. Our Call for Nominations goes live on 3 June. Who do you think is deserving of an industry award?

For all sponsorship enquiries, please contact awards@womeningames.org.