Women in Games Global Award Categories Are Still Accepting Entries

Yes, You Can Nominate Yourself

Women in Games has launched some new awards this year, meaning that 2021 has a plethora of award categories, all of which are still accepting entries. These awards are open to all women who work in the games industry, participate in gaming and esports, or are involved with education, even as students.

Whether she’s a friend, family, or even a colleague, if you know a woman in the global gaming scene who’s doing something amazing, now is the time to let Women in Games know. And yes, before you ask, you can nominate yourself as well.

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There are also award categories open for gender diversity initiatives and organizations, games developed by women, and even a top female gaming protagonist award. They’ll be joining a variety of other award categories, including:

Video Games Awards

  • Favorite Female Gaming Protagonist of the Year
  • Favorite Game developed by a woman or female team
  • Video Games Advocacy Awards – recognizing games organisations advocating for change
  • Video Games Gender Diversity Initiative of the Year

Women in Games Community Awards

  • Outstanding WIG Corporate Ambassador of the Year
  • Outstanding WIG Individual Ambassador of the Year
  • Outstanding WIG Twitch Streamer of the Year


Women in Games Education Awards

  • University or College Games or Esports Diversity Initiative
  • University or College Student Achievement or Portfolio Awards

Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Hall of Fame Awards – recognizing individuals

Gaming and Esports Awards – Industry

  • Most Influential Esports Campaigner or Entrepreneur
  • Most Influential Esports Host
  • Most Influential Esports Shoutcaster or Analyst
  • Most Influential Esports Twitch Streamer
  • Most Influential Esports Writer or Journalist
  • Most Influential Gaming Community Group or Network
  • Most Influential Gaming Community Manager
  • Most Valuable Esports Player

Gaming and Esports Awards – Innovation

  • Favorite All-Women or Co-Ed Esports League or Tournament
  • Most Inclusive Esports Initiative – Project or Structure

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It’s free to enter, and the awards categories are still open for a few more days, so take a moment to enter the brilliant women in your life. Just register and submit your entry to The Women in Games Global Awards page here.

The Women in Games Global Awards will be accepting entries until July 11th, 2021, with finalists being announced on August 13th, 2021.

Who’s your pick for the top female gaming protagonist? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook.