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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Wales has today announced that it is to team up with Microsoft and Nokia to present an exciting opportunity to budding Game App Developers in Wales. 

The ‘Power Up’ competition, invites developers in Wales to create a game app for the Microsoft Windows 8 marketplace.  In teams of up to 5 people, there is no limit to the number of game apps that can be submitted.  All entries will then be judged by a panel of experts from BAFTA, Microsoft, Nokia and other leading lights from the online games industry.

The shortlisted finalists will then be invited to an Awards Ceremony hosted at Dolby’s London HQ in October 2013.  In addition to the awards ceremony itself; there will be a chance to discover the latest audio technologies and listen to a guest speaker discussing the challenges involved in delivering a great audio experience. The winning team will receive a Prize Pack of goodies including a Windows 8 Smartphone, a Microsoft Kinect, an Xbox Games Bundle and a Nokia Developer Account. 

Dewi Vaughan Owen, Chair of BAFTA Cymru said: “Our ambition is to help make Wales one of the best places in the UK to do games business and, as an Academy, ensure that we recognise and celebrate the very best work of our emerging talent”.   
Details of how to enter, along with the full terms and conditions of the competition can be found by visiting: www.bafta.org/wales  

 

For further information, please contact:
Claire Heat, Awards & Events Coordinator, BAFTA Cymru
T 029 2022 3898
E clairehe@bafta.org   

About BAFTA
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, lectures, scholarships and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit www.bafta.org, and to access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production visit www.bafta.org/guru    

Microsoft 
Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology. We are inspired every day by the genuine belief that we can change the world for the better.  At http://www.microsoft.com find out more about how we are driving advances in cloud computing, developing new ways for people to interact with technology at home, at work and on the move, while transforming education and public services and supporting the UK economy. Microsoft is still a young company. We’ve been at the centre of the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to every aspect of our lives and we’ll be at the centre of tomorrow’s transformations. The best is yet to come. For Windows 8 developer resources see http://dev.windows.com design resources see http://design.windows.com and for Windows Phone developer resources see http://dev.windowsphone.com 

NOKIA
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Nokia Developer offers a range of tools, resources and technologies to help developers build cutting-edge apps for hundreds of millions of Nokia Lumia Windows Phones and Nokia Asha phones. For more information, visit http://developer.nokia.com.