Game platforms are driving innovation, reimagining how the world creates and experiences entertainment, and represent an important emerging medium for brands to reach consumers. The One Show Gaming discipline has been launched to recognize creative excellence in the way brands are integrated into interactive experiences that use gameplay and the metaverse to entertain, inform, and create community.
The new discipline places a spotlight on how the relationship between brands and gaming is evolving and growing to produce innovative marketing initiatives. It also recognizes creative excellence in gaming experiences themselves, in areas such as art direction, visual effects, animation, music and others.
Most importantly, The One Show Gaming entries will be judged by a jury of creative leaders from the gameplay world, who will use their extensive knowledge and expertise to select the world’s best work in the discipline.
Categories in the new discipline include Branded Games and Brand Integration/Placement for web, mobile, PC and console games; Experiential & Immersive Games, Brands & The Metaverse; Physical Gaming Accessories; Innovation in Gaming; Innovation in Lockdown; and Craft in Art Direction, Storytelling, VFX & Animation, Music, and Sound Design..
In addition, the club will soon announce the formation of The One Show Gaming Advisory Committee to provide guidance related to the field.
“Game technology has empowered creators around the world, and redefined pipelines for VFX, filmmaking, interactive experiences,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “The One Show Gaming discipline will shine a global spotlight on innovation and creative excellence in this fast-growing industry, and serve as a high-visibility platform for gaming companies to engage with the world’s leading brands.”
Entries to The One Show 2022 can be submitted now, with fees increasing after each deadline period. Early entry deadline for the greatest savings is October 29, 2021, with the second deadline December 31, 2021, after which a first round of judging will take place. The third deadline is February 4, 2022, and final deadline March 4, 2022.
Finalists will be announced in early May 2022, with The One Show Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencil winners awarded later that month during Creative Week.
As the world’s foremost nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the global creative community, The One Club takes revenue generated from The One Show entry fees and puts it back into the industry to fund programming under four pillars: Education, Inclusion & Diversity, Gender Equality and Creative Development.