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Women in Games awards shortlist announced

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MCV’s Women in Games shortlist has been announced. The award, returning for the fourth year in a row, was inundated with fantastic entries, and everyone at Team MCV had a tough time deciding on a shortlist.

But, here we are, a shortlist. We’re really happy to be able to again celebrate amazing female talent in the UK games industry, and

The 4th annual MCV Women in Games Awards is back! Join us as we celebrate amazing female talent in the UK games industry.

Here is the shortlist. Congratulations to all of our wonderful nominees, and we hope you’ll celebrate their nomination using your communications medium of choice.

Rising Star of the Year- Development Award

Elyse Gymer, 3d character animator, Creative Assembly

Steph McStea, qa analyst, Team17

Iva Bachvarova, producer, Good Catch Games

Vicky Potts, co-founder, White Pot Studios

Laura Dodds, art director, Dream Reality Interactive

Lara Coulson, junior game designer, Ubisoft Reflections

Connie Duffy, communications and marketing assistant, Ground Shatter Ltd.

Creative Impact Award

Olha Troiekurova, lead UI artist, Creative Assembly

Lily Zhu, lead evironment artist, Splash Damage

Simay Dinc, game producer, Recontact:Istanbul

Doro Kollo, ui designer, Splash Damage

Anna Hollinrake, senior artist, Dream Reality Interactive

Emily Knox, level designer, Sumo Digital Ltd

Andria Warren, director of art production, Rare Ltd

Rising Star of the Year- Business Award

Gemma Cooper, associate PR manager, Creative Assembly

Lucy Barnwell, account executive, Warner Home Entertainment UK

Anita Wong, account manager, Indigo Pearl

Anne-Lou Grosbois Favreau, product manager, PQube

Ria Patel, community executive, Square Enix

Louise Chamberlain, producer, Triangular Pixels

Laura Durrant, communications executive, Jagex

Katy Ellis, project manager, Amplify

Businesswoman of the Year

Korina Abbott, videogame marketing & PR consultant, Kinetic Atom

Sara Grover, head of marketing, WB Games UK

Kirsty Rigden, development director, FuturLab

Alex Moyet, snr international marketing manager, Activision

Kat Osman, owner, Lick PR

Louise Marchant, group marketing manager, Ubisoft Entertainment

Helen Burnill, commercial director, Mediatonic

Journalist of the Year

Chella Ramanan, freelance writer, Freelance and Glbiz

Louise Blain, producer, Dialect Inc

Jen Simpkins, deputy editor, Edge

Sarah Hadley, co-editor, Everybody Plays

Alice Bell, editor, Videogamer

Hannah Dwan, freelance journalist, Freelance

Danielle Partis, editor, Steel Media

Influencer of the Year

Hollie Bennett, playstation access channel manager, Playstation UK

Hannah Rutherford, video producer, Yogscast

Alice Liguori, channel editor, PCGamesN

Fiona Temasfieldt, streamer, Cyborg Angel

An Coppens, consultant, Gamification Nation

Esports Woman of the Year

Heather Dower, marketing & communications manager, ESL

Mary Antieul, senior partnerships and esports manager, BELONG (GAME)

Jasmine Kanuga, esports tournament manager, Multiplay/ ESL/ Dreamhack

Caroline Oakes, business development, ESL

Kirsty Endfield, founder, Swipe Right PR

Yvonne Hobden, consumer marketing lead at hp uk, Omen

Career Mentor of the Year

Deborah Farley, head of talent and outreach, UK Games Talent and Finance CIC

Tara Saunders, head of studio operations, Playstation London Studio

Jodie Azhar, lead technical artist, Creative Assembly

Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, community & content manager, Space Ape Games

Ann Hurley, head of games business development, Testronic

Lizzie Wilding, vp publishing, Dovetail Games

Charlene Sharp, lecturer, Staffordshire University

Games Campaigner of the Year

Emma Smith, talent manager, Creative Assembly

Rosa Carbo-Mascarell, co-founder, Games For The Many

Lucy Boxall, studio communications manager, Creative Assembly

Danic Manojlovic, product manager, CD Media

Michelle Tilley, senior release manager, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Melissa Phillips, freelance event producer, BAFTA

Outstanding Contribution

Cat Channon, director of international communications, Warner Bros

Thalita Malago, managing director, AESVI

Jessica Curry, studio head, The Chinese Room

Keza Macdonald, games editor, The Guardian

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