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Learn about the many great opportunities at SXSW Gaming – including the Gaming Awards, Pitch Competition, and Organized Play initiatives.

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Gaming Awards — Applications Closed

Explore the Gaming Awards overview to learn more about categories for 2018, and browse the Past Highlights listings for winners from previous years. Entry period closes Friday, December 8!

Gamer’s Voice Awards — Applications Closed

The Gamer’s Voice Awards, a set of Gaming Awards categories exclusive for indie game developers, offers a unique opportunity to be featured at the SXSW Gaming Expo and Gaming Awards show. Entry period closes Friday, December 8!

Organized Play

New for SXSW Gaming 2018. Contribute to the official SXSW Gaming schedule by hosting your very own play session or tournament with a game of your choice. Enter your creative ideas for Organized Play by Friday, December 8!

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SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition

The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition connects gaming industry veterans directly with gaming professionals in a private atmosphere to help build great pitches for new projects. Additionally, finalists for the Pitch Competition will have the unique opportunity to pitch their games on the Discovery Stage to determine the winner for the title of “SXSW Gaming Best Pitch.” Application period for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition closes Friday, December 8!

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PanelPicker — Applications Closed

The PanelPicker, a two-step online process that takes place each summer, allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in the programming that’s found during SXSW Gaming, SXSW, and SXSW EDU. The entry period for SXSW Gaming 2019 will open early next summer shortly after SXSW 2018.

SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.

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