Digital Media Forum Event

In partnership with the Media Cube at IADT, the Digital Media Forum are organising a national Mini-conference, networking event for digital media companies focusing on those who have come through the many incubation centres around the country.

When: Wednesday the 17th of December commencing at 8.30 a.m. There is no attendance fee and breakfast will be provided.

Where: The Media Cube, IADT, Dun Laoghaire.

The event is designed to provide a way for digital media related companies around the country to network, so if you’re involved in Web, mobile, games, animation or content creation and delivery here’s a chance to network and meet other people in early stage digital media companies.

Our intention is that the event generates real business for the companies who attend and that those attending will have the opportunity to hear about startup programs and benefits from the likes of Microsoft, EI, Intertrade Ireland, and business angels focused on the sector will also be there.

A full schedule will be available shortly.

Expo: A limited number of presentation podiums are available to companies if they want to to demo their products and services. Please register above if you wish to attend. Thanks and we’ll see you there.


Design A Logo

Women in Games logo competition

Women in Games are looking for a new logo. The competition is open to all students and the closing date is the 1st of April 2009.

Apart from the winning logo being used on thw website, at the annual conference and on numerous publications, the winner will also receive an additional prize which is currently in negotiation wiht a top UK games developer.

More details will be announced on the website shortly.

Full press release below.


We need a new logo, something both modern and timeless (our current one is looking a little too retro).

The winner will be rewarded with their own web page on the Women in Games website to promote themselves, with a link to this from the Women in Games site home page.

This competition is open to all students.

The completed logo must be on a white square of 1500 x 1500 pixels.

Send a 300×300 pixel version of your completed logo as a .gif or .jpg to

Closing date 1st April 2009

About Women in Games

Highlighting the most recent, groundbreaking work in computer game research and development to both academic and industrial worlds.

Empowerment and professional development for women working in and researching into games and the games industry.

Aims of Women in Games

1. Give a voice to women in the games industry.
2. Analyse and monitor the role of women in the games industry.
3. Provide networking opportunities, especially for women developing and researching games.
4. Support and encourage students, researchers and developers to explore and redress the game industry’s gender imbalance.
5. Disseminate research into games (past, present and future), especially (but not exclusively) with reference to the experience of women playing, developing and responding to games and game culture.
6. Disseminate information on the latest technologies and the best design and development practices.

Small print – competition rules

By entering this competition the winner assigns all copyright and ownership of the logo they have produced to Women in Games and agrees that the prize offered in this competition is fair and reasonable recompense for the work they have put into creating the logo.

The winner will be required to supply a signed copy of these competition rules.

The winner may supply copy and artwork for the promotion page, which will be created by the Women in Games webmaster. All assets supplied are subject to approval by the Women in Games committee. The promotion page will remain up for a minimum of three years (provided the Women in Games website remains live).

The winner will be notified by 1st May 2009 and will then have two weeks to supply the full size 1500×1500 artwork in .gif or .jpg format and also to supply a signed copy of these rules.

The winner will be announced on the Women in Games website on the 17th May 2009.

Irish Games Award

The 2009 Digital Media awards has a ‘best in gaming’ category this year.

This category is open to all involved in the gaming industry.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria

1. Content – creativity and innovation 20%
2. Technology – creativity and innovation 30%
3. Graphics and design 20%
4. Educational and entertainment value 30%

Supporting material required: Up to 500 words in application form

You can find further information about the Digital Media Awards 2009 at

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Hannah on 01 4322205

Igda Scholarships Announced

The International Game Developers Association has just launched the Student Scholarship Program for the 2009 Game Developers Conference.

Twenty-five university students will be awarded complimentary “Main Conference” passes to the 2009 GDC.

The deadline to enter is Thursday, January 15th, 2009. Recipients will be announced mid February.

Applicants are required to be full-time university students (or equivalent) and IGDA student members for consideration. Scholarship applications will be judged by a panel of professional game developers.

Students can now apply online: