The judging panel for the 2017 Women in Games Awards List and Awards has been announced, with leading members from across the local games industry voting on these special accolades.
The panel will choose the Top 30 Women in Games which will form the MCV Pacific Women In Games List – The Gamechangers. They will also vote on the winner for each of the special Women in Games Awards, which comprises of; Trailblazer, Businesswoman of the Year, Creative Impact, Unsung Hero, Innovator, Campaigner and Outstanding Contribution of the Year.
An additional award, Shining Star, will be awarded by MCV Pacific.
The panel comprises of;
- Janet Carr, Executive Producer, ABC TV
- Lauren Clinnick, Managing Director, Lumi Consulting
- Ron Curry, CEO, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association AUS/NZ
- Raelene Knowles, Communications and Member Services Manager, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association AUS/NZ
- Tony Reed, CEO, Game Developers’ Association of Australia
- Giselle Rosman, Executive Producer, The Global Game Jam
- Helen Stuckey, Program Manager for Bachelor of Design (Games), School of Media and Communication, RMIT University
- Joel Van Daal, Publisher & Commercial Lead, MCV Pacific
- Leena van Deventer, Writer and Game Developer
- Kamina Vincent, Producer, Mountains Studio
Nominations for both this year’s List and the Awards are now open.
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?
For a full list of this year’s Awards, as well as the category information and how to nominate you can check here.