December 7 Deadline to Apply: SXSW Gaming Awards and Pitch Competition

2018 SXSW Gaming Awards - Photo by Amanda Stronza

The time has come! All applications for the 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards programs close for entries at 11:59pm PT on Friday, December 7.

Whether you’re a AAA studio or a independent game developer, SXSW Gaming has a variety of programs that will give your game the world-class recognition it deserves. Browse each of our unique awards programs below and be sure to enter for consideration before the deadline!

Gaming Awards

The SXSW Gaming Awards celebrate the exceptional work and creativity found throughout the gaming industry every year. With categories catering to all major verticals, including mobile, tabletop, and VR gaming, the Gaming Awards are a great opportunity to receive world-class recognition for your gaming projects.

Review each of the 21 unique categories for the 2019 ceremony.

Enter for the Gaming Awards

Gamer’s Voice Awards

The Gamer’s Voice Awards are unique from the primary Gaming Awards categories as only indie developers and teams with titles released (or slated to be released) in either the 2018 or 2019 calendar years will qualify for consideration. Nominees for the Gamer’s Voice Awards will receive an exclusive space in the Indie Corner on the SXSW Gaming Expo floor to exhibit their nominated title during a “best in show” competition.

Enter for the Gamer’s Voice Awards

Gaming Pitch Competition

The Gaming Pitch Competition embodies the spirit of discovery found at SXSW Gaming. By bringing the best ideas in game development together in a unique environment featuring both industry coaching and fan feedback, the Gaming Pitch Competition provides a pivotal opportunity to take the next step forward with your project.

Judges for the 2019 competition include representatives from Devolver Digital, Rooster Teeth, 343 Industries, id Software, and several more!

Enter for the Gaming Pitch Competition

2018 SXSW Gaming Awards – Photo by Amanda Stronza


Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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