【DE】gamescom award 2022: apply now!

Submissions for gamescom award 2022 possible until July 27th +++ All exhibitors in the entertainment area are eligible for submissions +++ For the first time the „gamescom goes green award“ is awarded in cooperation with „Playing for the Planet“, an initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme +++ First winners will be announced during gamescom: Opening Night Live


The submission phase for the gamescom award 2022 has started: Until July 27th, all exhibitors in the entertainment area of gamescom 2022 can submit their games and hardware products. The gamescom award will be awarded in a total of 20 categories. Selected winners will already be announced on August 23rd, 2022 during the grand opening show gamescom: Opening Night Live. All other winners of the gamescom award 2022 will be announced during the award show of the gamescom studio.


In cooperation with „Playing for the Planet“, an initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme, for the first time the newly established “gamescom goes green award” is awarded. This award acknowledges concepts and steps taken for more sustainability of the exhibitors especially regarding their gamescom appearance. All partners with booths in the business or entertainment area can apply for the award free of charge. Relevant criteria can be found in the gamescom award regulations. In this case the applications will be evaluated by the “Playing for the Planet” team.


The jury of the gamescom award, consisting of experienced games journalists as well as creators will go through the submitted gameplay footage and evaluate it. Fans of the gamescom vote for their favorites for „Best Booth“ and „Best Trailer/ Announcement“ within the scope of the Consumer awards. To ensure a successful submission, the entry form for the gamescom award must be filled out and sent to the award office by the deadline. More precise specifications for the design of the video to be submitted can be found in the regulations on the gamescom award landing page.


Overview of the categories

Category group Genre:

Best Action Adventure Game

Best Action Game

Best Family Game

Best Hardware

Best Indie Game

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Ongoing Game

Best Role Playing Game

Best Sports/Racing Game

Best Strategy/Simulation Game

Most Original Game


Category group Platform:

Most Wanted Microsoft Xbox Game

Most Wanted Nintendo Switch Game

Most Wanted PC Game

Most Wanted Sony PlayStation Game


Category group Consumer Awards:

Best Booth

Best Trailer/Announcement


Category group gamescom global Awards:

Best Lineup

gamescom goes green award



Direct submissions are only possible in the “Genre” and “Platform” category groups.

The award office of the gamescom award 2022 will be headed by the Foundation for Digital Games Culture. Your contact:


Benjamin Rostalski, Tobias Lo Coco

Foundation for Digital Games Culture

Marburger Str. 2 | 10789 Berlin | Germany

Tel. +49 30 29 04 92 92

E award@gamescom.de | E rostalski@stiftung-digitale-spielekultur.de


About gamescom

gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. 2022 gamescom will take place in Cologne and online from Tuesday, 23. August to Sunday, 28. August gamescom 2022’s official partner country is Australia. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V..


Koelnmesse – industry trade fairs for the gaming sector: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the gaming and entertainment segments. Hosted at the trade fair grounds in Cologne/Germany, gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. gamescom brings together passionate gamers, trade visitors and exhibitors from across the world with a highly effective approach – in person at the venue and digitally from anywhere in the world. This makes gamescom the premier B2C, B2B and B2G gaming event. In addition to the event at its Cologne headquarters, Koelnmesse is strategically expanding its portfolio internationally: In Singapore, gamescom asia provides an additional powerful industry platform for the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific games market, bringing together the full spectrum of supply and demand.


Further information: b2b.gamescom.global/gamescom/gamescom-2022/industry-trade-fairs/


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