2005 - Hynes Lawyers Pitching Competition
Hynes Lawyers Pitching Competition
Entries are Now Closed.
Finalists will be advised via email from 14 November 2005.
To be Held: Friday, 2 December 2005 , 10.35 - 11.35 am
, Theatrette, Federation Square, Melbourne
The Hynes Lawyers Pitching Competition provides a great opportunity
for emerging and small developers to pitch a game concept to a
panel of industry players. Targeted feedback will be provided to
all successful pitchers and the best pitch will receive Legal Services
from Hynes Lawyers to the value of $4000 presented at the Gala
To qualify for this award, all applicants must also have
entered their game in the AGD Award for Best Unsigned Game -
Professional or Indie category. See AGD Award rules
and Regulations here .
Nominations are open to all Australian and New Zealand residents.
Emerging and small developers (up to 5 employees) are eligible
to submit a short concept proposal. All submissions will be reviewed
by the AGDC Awards Committee which comprises game industry representatives.
All applicants must also have entered their game concept in the
AGD Award for Best Unsigned Game - Professional or Indie category.
See AGD Award rules and Regulations here .
A short list of 5 pitches will be selected for the competition
by the Awards Committee.
A data projector, screen and lectern will be available in the
Theatrette for the Pitching Competition. Short listed candidates
will be required to submit their game demo (maximum 3 minutes)
for upload prior to the commencement of the session.
Successful pitchers will have 10 minutes each to pitch their concept
and show off a movie trailer of the game to a panel of Australian-based
and international publishers.
All pitchers will be given feedback at the session.
Each of the five (5) pitching teams will be provided with one
(1) dinner ticket per team to attend the Gala Awards Dinner on
Saturday, 3 December 2005 . Additional Gala Award Dinner tickets
can be purchased from the AGDC Secretariat.
The winning pitch will be announced at the AGDC Gala Awards Dinner.
The nominee or a representative must be present at the Gala Awards
Dinner to accept the award.
Applications for the AGDC Pitching Competition are now invited.
Applications close on 21 October 2005 . Successful applicants will
be notified by email from 14 November 2005 .
Teams must submit the following information:
1. Company Information
- Company name
- Name (if not a registered company/contact
name for company)
- Telephone contact
- URL (if you have one)
- Working Title for the Project
2. Project Outline
- Brief description of your project (Concept outline: one paragraph)
- Project Plan (500 word description)
This should include the following areas:
- Platform suitability (innovation, game modes, longevity,
- Graphical effects and visual appeal (variety, style, effects,
- Innovative features (control, audio, structuring, effects
- Gameplay features (collectibles, difficulty, modes of play,
- Game dynamics (physics, AI, interaction, cameras etc)
- Control method (use of Analog, Peripherals, functionality,
- Game structure (level design, rewards, presentation etc)
- Suitability to market (theme, licence, genre, demographic
- Project team: experience/track record, previous titles staff
have directly been involved with
- Other (video and/or code)
- Supporting Statement
A 100 word supporting statement on why your team should
have the opportunity to pitch and why you should win.
Applications close 5:00pm Friday 11 November 2005 .
Successful applicants notified by email on Friday, 14 November
Teams pitch live on Friday, 2 December 2005 , 10.35 - 11.35 am
The Winner will be announced and presented with their award at
the Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday, 3 December 2005 .
Hynes Lawyers have sponsored five (5) Gala Award Dinner tickets
to enable one (1) representative from each of the five pitching
teams to attend the Gala Awards Dinner.
The winner of the Pitching Competition will receive Legal Services
from Hynes Lawyers to the value of AUD$4000 (valid for 12 months
from 3 December 2005 ).
Click here to view the 2004 Hynes Lawyers
Pitching Competition Winner.