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Make a Games Submission.

Make a Career, Contribution & Culture Submission.


To be eligible:

  1. Games must be in a digital format
  2. Applicants must include the games intended full release date with their submission, this release date must fall between 1 October 2020 and within 60 days of the 2021 ceremony date. * (Excluding Ongoing Games)
  3. Applicants must make release versions of the game digitally available to the judge by submission close date, later builds and updates will not be accepted.
  4. Games that were nominated in previous years are not eligible for re-nomination
    (Excluding Ongoing Games)
  5. More than 50% of the game must have been developed in Australia.
  6. Applicants must provide valid contact information for each game submitted.
  7. The game must be in a complete and working state and be clear what software and hardware is required to use the product.
  8. Games with any required non-commercial bespoke equipment or any location specific requirements required to play are ineligible.
  9. Game submissions that do not fit the criteria of the category they have self-nominated for will not be judged in that category.
  10. Judges reserve the right to consider a game ineligible for judging.


  1. Ongoing Games must have had a major update between 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021.
  2. Ongoing Games must include access to any relevant updates, DLCs or general content that game is to be judged upon.
  3. Emerging Games must be developed by a Student Team or an Early Career Developer (defined as a developer who has been developing for less than 5 years or producing their first major game).
  4. Bespoke Awards are treated as a standalone submission, they are not in the running for any other awards in any other categories.

*Accurate release dates are provided in good faith by the applicant, the judging committee reserves the right to validate the legitimacy of these release dates as per their discretion.



  • A Submission Fee of $30 (excl.GST) applies to each game submitted.
  • Applicants must provide their invoice details upon submission.
  • Invoices will be issued once submissions close.
  • Invoices are expected to be paid by August 31st
    (If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to
  • Submissions that do not pay the Submission Fee will be considered ineligible for judging.
  • There is no charge for submissions for the Career, Contribution & Culture awards.
Please note that all game categories must receive a minimum of 3 entries in order to proceed with an award. 
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