MCV Women in Games award shortlists announced

  • The shortlist has been announced for the 2019 MCV Women in Games Awards, with two Northern Irish leaders nominated in the Mentor category.

    The annual MCV Women in Games Awards has been an important driver in the recognition and celebration of the work done by women in the UK games industry over the past five years. It returns again this year with some big awards and sponsorship from firms such as tech giant Facebook, the game development veterans at Rare, and industry advocate group Ukie.

    Hundreds of nominations were sent in for the awards this year, and the shortlist has just been announced. The awards cover the core aspects of the games industry, recognising work in development, business, communication/journalism and mentorship. There are also rising star awards for newcomers to the industry achieving great things, and awards for creative and technical impact this year.

    Nominees include people from major studios operating in the UK, including Sumo Digital, Unity Technologies, Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard,  Creative Assembly, Electronic Arts, and Rockstar North. The encouraging news this year is that two Northern Irish leaders have been nominated for the Mentor of the Year award: Caoimhe Roddy from Girls Make Gamers, and Tina Lauro Pollock from Brain and Nerd (and formerly of Sync NI).

    The winners will be determined by a panel of industry judges in an event at Facebook's UK office on Friday 28th June. Event attendance will be free-of charge to those shortlisted and their guests, with more details to follow in the coming days. Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the awards, and good luck!

    Source: MCV UK

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