39th Annual Origins Awards

Submissions for 40th Origins Awards are open!

All games, game-related products, and accessories released between November 16, 2012 and November 15, 2013 are eligible for the 40th Annual Origins Awards. We are also accepting submissions for the Origins Awards at ANY TIME throughout the year. If people have a product that they want to submit, they need not wait until the last minute to do so. The deadline for this year's submissions is November 16, 2013. All submitted products must be postmarked by this date.

Award Submissions


Submitting games for consideration is as simple as filling out the Origins Awards Submission Form or filling out the Online Submission Form. Return this form by mail or fax to:

The Game Manufacturers Association
c/o Origins Award Submissions
240 North Fifth Street, Suite 340
Columbus, OH 43215 USA

Fax: 614-255-4499


When submitting products in physical form, please ship 7 copies of each product to the address below. If submitting products in electronic form, please ship 2 (TWO) physical, manufactured copies of the product submitted to the address below. These copies will be used for marketing and display purposes at the Origins Game Fair where the final voting for the Origins Awards takes place. The remaining copies may be electronic versions of the product, including but not limited to PDFs or Epub files. These electronic copies should represent the physical product to the best level possible, and allow the jurors to fully experience the game or product.

FRED Distribution
c/o Origins Award Submissions
801 Commerce Drive #5
Leitchfield, KY 42754 USA

Downloading instructions for electronic submissions should be sent to academychair@gama.org.

Award Contacts

If you have any questions about the Origins Awards you can contact:
John Ward (Academy Chair)
Erin Martin (Academy Secretary)

Last Updated (Monday, 7/24/2013)


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Origins Awards Seals

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Nominee Seal

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