The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has thrown open the doors for entries to the 2001 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards. The organization says publishers, developers, broadcasters and practitioners from the interactive industry are being encouraged to enter, it says. The awards, held in London in October, herald the best work in art installations, WAP, CDs, DVDs, console games, Web sites, and digital television. The organisation says it also recognizes the increasing trend towards digital convergence.
This year there are 20 categories, says the organization, and are judged by a panel of industry professionals. Categories include interactive arts, online learning, networked games, best entertainment Web site, best interactive work aimed at children, and enhancement of linear media.
The closing date for entries is July 31, 2001.