2018 IGDA Scholars Judges Announcement

We are pleased to announce or judges for the 17th annual IGDA Scholars program for 2018. Our judges will be reading applications from students all over the globe who applied to this year’s IDGA Scholars GDC program. This year’s judging panel includes:

Jennifer Ash, UI/UX Design at Bungie
Gordon Bellamy, Visiting Scholar at USC
Kristen Bornemann, Development Director at ArenaNet
Tim Borrelli, Animation Director at First Strike Games
Kate Edwards, CEO & Principal Consultant at Geogrify
Christine Farmer, Marketing Manager at CD PROJEKT RED
Andrew Fray, Programmer Fox at Spry Fox
Ed Fries, Board Member at IGDA
Keith Fuller, Leadership Consultant at Fuller Game Production
Gaurave Mathur, Art Director at Penumbra, Inc.
Llaura McGee, Founder at DREAMFEEL
Brian McDonald, Independent, Design/Production Consulting
Kevin O’Gorman, Instructor at Art Institute of Dallas & IGDA Analog SIG Leader
Kevin Powell, Game Designer at Gearbox Software
Andy Schmoll, Systems Designer at Ubisoft Toronto
Ian Schreiber, Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology
Monty Sharma, Managing Director at Mass DiGI
Timea Tabori, Engine Programmer at Rockstar North
Becky Taylor, Influencer Relations Manager at Riot Games
Steven Tovey, Senior Member of Technical Staff at AMD
Chris Tihor, Writer / Game Designer at Ironic Iconic Studios
Dave Weinstein, Android SDL Engineering Manager at Google
Cat Wendt, Founder at Wendt Creative
Vanessa Wood, Head of Localization and Narrative Design at Bigpoint GmbH

Please help us celebrate our growth in the new year by sharing our other IGDA Foundation scholarship opportunities to this year’s Game Developers Conference. In addition to the IGDA Scholars program, the IGDA Foundation’s deadline for the WIG Ambassador’s program, an esteemed scholarship for student women in games, is closing on 8th December and its Next Gen Leaders program (for industry professionals) and Eric Dybsand Memorial AI Scholarship (for students in AI) also on the 8th of December 2017. Don’t wait to encourage someone to submit an application today!

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