The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences have announced the opening of game submissions for the 2008 Interactive Achievement Awards, which will be held on February 7th 2008 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.
The AIAS, which runs the DICE Summit alongside the Awards, is a non-profit member organization for the videogame industry that recognizes outstanding achievements in and contributions to interactive entertainment and game development.
Peer Panelists for the genre and craft categories of the awards are creative, technical and active business members of the Academy, who evaluate/play the hundreds of games nominated, and vote for the best in each category.
The entire Academy membership, which numbers 12,000, has the ability to vote for the five Game of the Year categories, and this year, the awards will have an interactive sweepstakes component on GameSpot to be announced closer to the event.
As is customary with the AIAS' awards, there is a $1,000 fee for each game entered, and more information is available on the official AIAS website
. Nominations are open until December 7th.