MCV Pacific has today outlined a number of major changes to this year’s celebration of Women in the Industry.
This year, and moving forward, MCV Pacific’s Women In Games will focus on achievements by all persons who identify as a Woman, who contribute to the games industry over the previous twelve month period, rather than their career achievements to date. This will be reflected in both the Women In Games list and the Women In Games Awards.
Both the List and the Awards will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. This list will be published on MCV Pacific later today.
2017 MCV Pacific Women In Games List
Starting this year, the MCV Pacific Women in Games List will be reconfigured to the “MCV Pacific Women In Games List – The Gamechangers”.
The list will feature the Top 30 persons who identify as a woman and the contributions they have made to the industry in the past twelve months.
You can nominate yourself or a colleague by submitting the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 5:00 PM AEDT, March 15, 2017.
- What has the nominee contributed to the industry over and above their day-to-day responsibilities in the period between May 1, 2016 and February 15, 2017?
- What has the nominee contributed towards the betterment of Women and/or diversity groups within the industry in the period between May 1, 2016 and February 15, 2017?
- Why should the nominee be included in the 2017 MCV Pacific Women In Games List – The Gamechangers?
Nominations for the MCV Pacific Women In Games List – The Gamechangers are open now, with the list to be published in late March.
2017 MCV Pacific Women In Games Awards
For the first-time nominations for the Women In Games Awards will be open to all persons who identify as a Woman, who contribute to the games industry, not just those that are included in The Women In Games list.
These awards will be voted on and awarded separately to those in the Women In Games List.
Additionally, last year’s award winners will be ineligible for the 2017 awards. They will form part of the judging panel which will be revealed later today. This will continue in years moving forward, with this year’s winners to form part of the 2018 panel and so on.
MCV Pacific has also added several new categories to this year’s awards. A full set of nomination guidelines and how to nominate for these will be published in a separate article shortly.
The 2017 categories are;
- Trailblazer – This category recognises a leading up-and-coming talent from any sector of the business. This person has served fulltime in the industry for under three years.
- Business Achievement of the Year – An executive who has had a stellar 12 months driving a company forward and generating significant revenues.
- Creative Impact – Recognising talent in games development and design.
- Unsung Hero – Honouring the vital support roles in the industry, this includes but is not limited to; administration, HR, finance, QA, studio managers and PR.
- Innovator – Honours the fostering of innovation and support of innovation across games and games technology.
- Campaigner – A special award for someone working for, or with a games-related charity, or working within a community to use games as a force for change, inclusion, education or improvement.
- Outstanding Contribution of the Year – This award is for the Woman who through the course of the year has greatly contributed to the betterment of Women in the industry and the industry at large itself.
Nominations for the Awards will open later today.
In addition to the above, MCV Pacific will present the “Shining Star”. This award is part lifetime achievement, part hall of fame and honours an individual that has consistently gone above and beyond to improve the industry and the lives of the Women within it. This is the only award presented by MCV Pacific.
The Women In Games Lunch
The MCV Pacific Women In Games Lunch will return on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at L’Aqua restaurant in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
This year, all Women featured in the MCV Pacific Women In Games List – The Gamechangers and finalists in the Women In Games Awards will receive a complimentary seat at the event. MCV Pacific is also seeking table sponsors for the first time to help support the achievements of these women.
Additionally, MCV Pacific will continue to offer the Independent Women’s discounted ticket rate.
More details on the Lunch will be announced in the coming days.
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