From the announcement:
The ‘IG Game Awards’ seek out the finest in family and educational games. Created by Chris Standley and Nigel Scarfe, the awards are taking place for the third consecutive year with the final date for entries being Friday 24th of April.
Focussing on finding and promoting the very best educational and family orientated board and card games available to the UK market, the nominated entrants are used as a cornerstone of Imagination Gaming’s daily events and programmes for education nationwide, and are of special interest to those working in education and the relevant distribution channels.
Solely funded by Imagination Gaming and independently assessed by panels of experienced educational professionals and family game enthusiasts, the awards cover 7 specific categories to recognise the benefits all ages can get from combining learning, fun and education.
The games considered however are not necessarily designed for education, and the previous year’s submissions have covered (and rewarded), a wide spectrum of games from table-top ‘geeky-gamer’ type games to skills focussed games for children and adults alike. These are exactly the games that Imagination Gaming uses to engage, enthuse, educate and to promote interaction with crucial social and curriculum based life skills. There is no substitute for great content, mechanics and design, and the awards recognise this.
This year’s awards are supported by a dedicated website, and curated social media conversation driving involvement throughout the process. The build-up and awards culminate in all the games featuring in Imagination Gaming’s 'hands on' Family Zone hall at this year’s UK Games Expo 29th – 31st of May, with the winners being announced in early June.
Submissions for this year’s awards are now being accepted with a deadline date for final entries on Friday 24th April.