IT teacher Ray Chambers was invited to attend the BETT education show to launch the 2017 Young Game Designers competition on behalf of BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Ray who previously won the Young Game Designers for mentoring students in coding was asked by BAFTA to assist them with the content of this years YGD and launched the competition nationally with The Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury.
BAFTA is the leading British charity that supports, promotes and develops the film, television and games industry. YGD gives an insight into the gaming world as well the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers through their annual competition.
The competition is open to students between 10 and 18 interested in coding, drawing or writing and if chosen as a finalist, they could see their gaming idea turned into a reality, win amazing prizes and get to meet some of the biggest stars of the industry at a glitzy awards ceremony in London.
Ray said ‘It’s nice to be involved with BAFTA because it means that I can put forward new and exciting opportunities to my students and offer them experiences that they might not have had before. In June I was able to get Daniel Gray, who was responsible for making the game ‘Monument Valley’, to Skype our students.
‘The competition that YGD runs is fantastic for any student interested in gaming to showcase their skills and talents and potentially win a fantastic prize.’
Students can find out more about the competition by talking to Mr Chambers in IT on Thursdays after school or by visiting the website. The closing date is Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 17:00.