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This topic contains 17 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Idora 12 years ago.

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  • #4761

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Now here is a Q for you. I have just received an e-mail to say we at gamedevelopers.ie have been recommended for entry into the digital media awards this year.

    Of course you have to pay 120 euros plus VAT to enter.

    what do you think? Is the publicity etc. worth it?

    See here for more http://www.digitalmedia.ie/index.html

    Aphra.

  • #27059

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Is it normal to have to pay to be considered for an award at one of these ceremonies? Surely it’s the sponsors that front up the costs?

    I know nothing about these things, but it just struck me as odd that you would have to pay……

  • #27062

    aphra
    Keymaster

    it depends on the awards….these particular ones you do pay.

    struck me as strange too

    Aphra.

  • #27064

    Skyclad
    Participant

    And where exactly did the recommendation come from? Not the organisers trying to make a few spare quid?

    Dave

    Edit: I see Tony and Nicky Grogan are on the judging panel…

  • #27066

    aphra
    Keymaster

    e-mail doesn’t say..

    Aphra.

  • #27069

    catbert
    Participant

    What’s with all these awards? They’re always giving out awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler.

  • #27070

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Guess who just voted himself out of a GD award this year :)

  • #27071

    catbert
    Participant

    Oops I’m sorry, I should have quoted a game for some dialog that might be recognised…ergo: Uuuurgh, arrrgh, etc…

  • #27073

    omen
    Participant
  • #27083

    UsagiYojimbo
    Participant

    Of course you have to pay 120 euros plus VAT to enter.

    what do you think? Is the publicity etc. worth it? [/quote:26a1aca644]

    As long as there is a prize of 121 euros and some free grub it is

  • #27088

    lk_
    Participant

    Of course you have to pay 120 euros plus VAT to enter.

    what do you think? Is the publicity etc. worth it? [/quote:edd95f589c]

    As long as there is a prize of 121 euros and some free grub it is[/quote:edd95f589c]

    lol. You’d still find your self down, don’t forget to add the taxi

  • #27095

    Idora
    Participant

    Of course you have to pay 120 euros plus VAT to enter.

    what do you think? Is the publicity etc. worth it? [/quote:2748870811]

    As long as there is a prize of 121 euros and some free grub it is[/quote:2748870811]afraid not – the prizes are nice ornaments for the mantlepiece but you have to pay for your seat/dinner at the awards event too

  • #27102

    aphra
    Keymaster

    jeepers…it is a real money spinner…

    thanks Omen for the support. Maybe we should save our money to pay for server space, the domain name and the odd feature though.

    Aphra.

  • #27121

    meedja
    Participant

    I got the same “congratulations, you have been recommended” e-mail. I put it down to a marketing ploy to drum up submissions.

    Peter

  • #27163

    mal
    Participant

    And I thought I was all special, I got one too :)

    Mal

  • #27164

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Sent one to everyone with a .ie i wonder?

    Should we have a go at them for spam? :)

    Dave

  • #27173

    Idora
    Participant

    paying for your seats at award ceremonies is pretty common. not sure about the ‘you have been nominated…’ bit though

  • #27614

    Idora
    Participant

    And where exactly did the recommendation come from? Not the organisers trying to make a few spare quid?

    Dave

    Edit: I see Tony and Nicky Grogan are on the judging panel…[/quote:f914038f6b] just saw this… nomination had nothing to do with us

    Anyhoo, I’ve passed on the feedback re: the mails and the entry fee to the organisers

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