Closing down the Gamification Awards


It is time to say goodbye to the idea of the Gamification Awards. We ran these awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and then COVID came along and put a stop to them. Though they were a lot of fun to organise, it was very hard work to find and convince projects to enter the awards. Generally each project that has been gamified in some way is more relevant to another industry and gamification gave them the edge in that industry. i.e. an environmental project that uses gamification to motivate users to recycle more is seen as a better fit for entering some environmental awards than entering standalone gamification awards. In the end we did not have the marketing power to reach enough gamified projects in each industry and have an award for each industry.

Do get in touch if you think your organisation would be interested in reviving and running the awards as we’d rather they existed than did not exist!

About the author 

Pete Baikins

Pete Baikins is an international authority on gamification, a lifelong gamer, successful entrepreneur and a lecturer. As CEO of Gamification+ Ltd he mentors and trains companies world-wide on the use of gamification to solve business challenges. Gamification+ won the Board of Trade Award from the UK's Department of International Trade in January 2019.

Pete is co-host of the health gamification podcast Health Points and is also Chair of Gamification Europe, the annual conference for Gamification practitioners.

Pete is an Honorary Ambassador for GamFed (International Gamification Confederation), having previously been the Chair from 2014 to February 2019, whose aim is to spread best practices within and support the gamification industry.

After 15 years as a Lecturer on gamification and entrepreneurship at the University of Brighton he now guest lectures on Gamification at King’s College London and at ESCP Europe at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Over the past 20 years Pete has built and sold two businesses. One was in security software and the more recent one was a telecoms and internet connectivity business. He is also an Ambassador for Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

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