Apply for 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards

Alanah Pearce and Rich Campbell at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards - Photo by Amanda Stronza

The sixth annual SXSW Gaming Awards are open for all entries across its 25 unique categories from Monday, June 25 – Friday, December 7.

Taking place during the SXSW Gaming Festival (March 15–17), the SXSW Gaming Awards feature a refined list of categories which represents all verticals of the gaming industry. With several classic and innovative award categories for both individual developers and teams to participate in, the 2019 Gaming Awards are sure to be the best yet.

SXSW Gaming Awards

The Gaming Awards will host 21 unique categories that both major and independent game development studios may apply for. For 2019, the Gaming Awards will feature returning staples such as the Video, Mobile, Tabletop, and Virtual Reality Game of the Year categories, as well as reinvented categories such as Most Promising Esports Game and Most Evolved Game. With over a dozen more specialized awards to compete for, there is always an avenue for your game to receive the recognition it deserves at SXSW.

Past Game of the Year winners include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and The Last of Us. View the full list of previous winners.

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SXSW Gamer’s Voice Awards

Dedicated exclusively to independent game developers and studios, the Gamer’s Voice Awards seek to reward and showcase the best yet-to-be-discovered games throughout the gaming industry. For 2019, the Gamer’s Voice Awards will accept games across multiple platforms for its Gamer’s Voice: Video Game, Tabletop Game, Mobile Game, and VR Game categories. With very limited nominations available across each of these categories, the competition will be fiercer than ever at the 2019 festival.

In addition to being selected for these prestigious awards, nominees will receive a complimentary 10’×10’ booth on the Gaming Expo floor with which to exhibit their game. From there, all nominated games participate in a public vote during the three days of SXSW Gaming where attendees will determine the winner of each Gamer’s Voice Award.

2018 Gamer’s Voice Awards winners included Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars, SUPERHOT VR, Tiny Bubbles, and Sol: Last Days of a Star.

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Relive the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards

With more special appearances, performances, and surprises planned than ever before, this is your chance to be a part of a world-class opportunity at SXSW Gaming 2019!

SXSW Gaming will take place in the Austin Convention Center from March 15 – 17, 2019.

Alanah Pearce and Rich Campbell at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards – Photo by Amanda Stronza


Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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