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​Our Judges are Ready...are you?
​3rd September 2019

​We have officially revealed the full judging panel for the Gamification in Sustainability Award 2019! We are delighted to have these industry experts involved and they can’t wait to see your entries.


David Greenfield

Dr David Greenfield

David is the Managing Director of SOENECS, the independent environmental research and innovation practice he set up in 2014 following 15 years in leadership roles in local and regional government. SOENECS provides strategic advice and support to the public and private sectors and specialises in the creation and support of innovation in circular economy, waste management and resource management. SOENECS offer energy opportunity assessments to the faith and private sector. David has also spent over 20 years advising local and regional government on major procurement, renewable deployment & partnership delivery. In 2018, he authored a chapter for the UK Chief Scientists report.

Ercan Altug Yilmaz
​Altuğ is the Turkish pioneer of Gamification in Turkey! He is also a member of Gamfed and represents Gamfed Turkey with Gamification Meetup which is happening for the 3ʳᵈ time this year with more than 500 attendees. Altuğ also organises the world's one and only gamification hackathon at Bahçeşehir University Gaming Lab BUG. He has published 2 books about gamification in Turkish and is also lecturing Gamification at several university like Bahçeşehir University, Yeditepe University, Beykoz University, ITUSEM. He is doing gamification consultancy for innovative Turkish companies and their projects.

Ercan Altug Yilmaz
Elena Bakhanova

Elena Bakhanova
Elena Bakhanova is an early career researcher at the PERSWADE Center of the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She works on investigating how gamification could assist the process of policy making in sustainability field through better engagement, learning and communication among the stakeholders.

Stu Davies

Stu is the Head of the ethical Digital marketing Agency Creative Bloom, the sponsor for this award. Creative Bloom are a digital marketing agency specialising in sustainable & ethical sectors. In short they "help the good guys get found". They have helped 100s of ethical businesses & organisations that play a positive part to play in the world with creating impactful marketing strategies & executing digital campaigns that get their amazing messages out there. With deep roots in the Brighton environmental activist scene, they are often hands on organising beach cleans & helping to promote the work of the local chapter of Surfers Against Sewage.

Stu Davies
Claire Potter

Claire Potter

Claire Potter is the founder of claire potter design – an award-winning circular economy design and research studio based in Brighton, UK. The studio works with a huge variety of clients to create projects that vary from interior architecture, to new products utilising untapped waste streams, to international behaviour change campaigns. Claire also teaches ‘The Role of Design in the Circular Economy’ on the BSc Product Design degree at the University of Sussex and links her marine circular economy and plastic research specialism with her volunteer work, as a Regional Rep for Surfers Against Sewage. She also loves her bamboo toothbrush.

If you missed it last week head over to our blog here to watch what Claire had to say about what will catch her eye in an award entry and what her three top tips would be for anyone who is a little dubious about applying.

Our judges can’t wait to see all of your entries and are excited to see what innovative work individuals, businesses, charities and organisations have been doing in terms of using gamification to help solve sustainability issues worldwide.

You heard it here first!

If you still need convincing on how entering awards can be great for your business or idea then take a look at our recent blog post written by Ella called ‘Benefits of Entering Awards’. She spoke with Kira from our sister company Gamification Europe about her recent competition win, and Monika Offord who recently won a days work shadowing with us for achieving the best entrepreneurship research paper at the University of Brighton.

Kira & Monika

The Gamification in Sustainability Award

Have you submitted your entry to the Gamification in Sustainability Award yet? The clock is ticking… deadline for the award is 25th September!

To recap on the judging criteria for the Gamification in Sustainability Award read below…

The winner of the Sustainable Gamification Award will have used and applied gamification into a system to help with environmental problems or issues. Entrants will be able to detail their approach to gamification and show how and why they chose the gamification elements that were used.

The winning project will be an exemplar of good gamification design.

Has your project worked?
We will be looking for a  proven positive impact on the environment. We will also be looking at the effectiveness of the project for the amount of effort and money put into the project (Return on Investment).

The winning project will be an inspiration to others to apply gamification for sustainability

Is your project novel and inventive?

We will be looking for playful designs with creative choices and implementations of game elements. We will also be looking at how the game elements  are themed within the project and how immersive the design or narrative is.
The winning project will be striking and attract lots of attention.

If you have any questions about the awards or your entry don’t hesitate to contact us through the website or via any of our social media channels.

We're happy to help!

Tag us in your posts about the awards using the hashtag #GamificationAwards2019 and keep your eye out for new interviews with our judges and previous winners, blog posts and much more!

Don’t panic if you want to apply for the awards but haven’t used gamification within sustainability. Once the Gamification in Sustainability award has closed, our other award categories will be announced! Keep an eye out for our updates via our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page!


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