The nominations period for the 4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards has now begun and will run until January 23rd.
All game developers are eligible to submit nominations, but must be registered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) via a free account or paid membership. Only those game developers who submit nominations will be eligible to participate in the voting process for the finalists.
According to the IGDA, the Game Developers Choice Awards categories focus on rewarding and recognizing innovation and excellence in the art of making games -- regardless of genre, platform or delivery medium. Awards will be given in the following categories:
-Game of the Year
-Rookie Studio Award
-Original Game Character of the Year
-Excellence in Audio
-Excellence in Game Design
-Excellence in Programming
-Excellence in Visual Arts
-Excellence in Writing
-Game Innovation Spotlights
-Lifetime Achievement Award
-First Penguin Award
-IGDA Award for Community Contribution
For more information visit http://www.igda.org/awards/nominations.htm