Awards

IGF Awards

The IGF Competition (full rules set here) will give out eight major awards:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($30,000)
Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000)
Excellence in Audio ($3,000)
Excellence in Design ($3,000)
Excellence in Narrative ($3,000)
Nuovo Award ($5,000)
Best Student Game ($3,000)
Audience Award ($3,000)

There will be six specifically named finalists for each award, apart from the Nuovo award, which will consist of eight finalists. All finalists will be invited to the IGF award ceremony at GDC 2017. The IGF Audience Award will be voted on from finalists in all of the categories. In addition to the eight major awards, the IGF will be hosting the inaugural alt.ctrl.GDC Award at the Ceremony on March 1, 2017.

In addition to the eight major awards, the IGF will be hosting the inaugural alt.ctrl.GDC Award at the Ceremony on March 1, 2017.
More information on what alt.ctrl.GDC finalists receive will be made available here.

Category Finalists receive:

Two All-Access Passes to the 2017 GDC
Up to five exhibitor passes to the 2017 GDC.
Mention on Gamasutra.com
Press release coverage
Profile in this year's Festival Program
A license to use a version of the official Independent Games Festival name and IGF Finalist logo in promotional materials relating to their game entry

Competition Winners receive:

Cash prize
Award trophy
Mention on Gamasutra.com
Press release coverage
A license to use a version of the official Independent Games Festival name and IGF Winner logo in promotional materials relating to their game entry

Seumas McNally Grand Prize Winner receives:

Cash prize
Award trophy
Three All-Access Passes to the 2018 Game Developers Conference
Mention on Gamasutra.com
Press release coverage
A license to use a version of the official Independent Games Festival name and IGF Winner logo in promotional materials relating to their game entry.

Questions? Contact the IGF Chairperson at chairperson(at)igf.com for more details.