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Our Judges

​Pete Jenkins

CEO of The Gamification Awards...

​"Our judging panel is formed of leading Gamification experts in the gamification industry. By becoming a judge, you ​are​ recognised as one of the top minds in the gamification field. We'd love to have you involved as a judge. Contact me to find out more."

Benefits of being a Gamification Awards Judge

  • Gain recognition as a leading expert in your field
  • Maximise your PR potential - being a judge is a great achievement
  • Have your name and company promoted by our Social Media machine
  • Be part of the judging panel and process
  • Discover the latest and exciting initiatives in your field
  • Take part in our interviews and be featured in videos across our social media and website
  • You will become further established in your industry as a leader
  • It's lots of fun to be involved!

THE Gamification AWARDS Judges

Sandra Abadir

Sandra Abadir is the Co-Founder of GamUp, LTD. (Gamification Services, Training, & Consultancy). As well as GamUp sponsoring our Education & Learning Award, Sandra has come on board to judge our Gamification Software Award.

Bernardo Letayf

Bernardo Letayf is the Evil Mind Behind the Operation at BLUErabbit. As a previous winner of the Awards back in 2017, we have invited Bernardo back for the second time to judge the awards.

Andrzej Marczewski

Andrzej Marczewski is a Gamification Solution Designer and Consultant at Motivait as well as author on the subject. This year, he will be judging our Marketing and Education & Learning Award.

Mac Karlekar

Mac is skilled in providing strategic and technology advisory services, executing, spearheading, and delivering cross-functional transformation programmes & managing/improving end-to-end journeys (customers, employees) using advanced techniques like Gamification. Mac will be judging all of the awards for the 2019 edition of The Gamification Awards.

Toby Beresford

Toby will be judging the Gamification Software Award, the Gamification in HR Award and the Gamification in Healthcare Award for 2019.

Marigo Raftopoulus

​Marigo holds a PhD in enterprise gamification and has created the popular Gamification Design Sprint methodology. Marigo will be judging the Gamification Software Award and the Gamification in HR Award for 2019.

Stu Davies

Representing Creative Bloom, sponsor of the 'Outstanding Gamification for Sustainability' 2019.

David Greenfield

Dr David Greenfield is the Managing Director of SOENECS, the independent environmental research and innovation practice he set up in 2014. He will be judging the 'Gamification in Sustainability' Award 2019.

Elena Bakhanova

Elena Bakhanova is an early career researcher at the PERSWADE Center of the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Elena will be judging the 'Gamification in Sustainability' Award 2019.

​Representing Growth Engineering, sponsor of the '​Outstanding Gamification Project in Learning' 2018.

Tim Andrews

Tim has spent a number of years within the NHS, leading a number of teams providing technical and business intelligence support to a wide range of NHS clients. Tim is the COO of ORCHA and will be judging the Gamification in Healthcare Award 2019.

Rob Alvarez

Rob is an expert, international speaker and advocate for the use of gamification, especially in education and learning. He is the host of Professor Game podcast and works and teaches at IE Business School. Rob will be judging our Gamification in Education & Learning Award for 2019.

Karen Sikkema

 Karen Sikkema is a game-based learning expert with over 15 years of experience in designing serious games and gamification. As a previous winner of The Gamification Awards in 2018, we invited Karen to become a judge of the Gamification in Healthcare Award.

Michiel van Eunen

"Drawing on experience in education, e-learning, theatre, retail, training, startups, event industry & game industry, I found that this one thing thrilled me the most: designing purposeful fun."

Juliette Denny

Representing Growth Engineering, Juliette will be judging the Gamification Healthcare Award for 2019. Juliette is considered a pioneer and expert in applying gamification and social functionality to online learning. 

Ádám Pusztai

Adam is a Hungarian gamification designer at Kollektíva, speaker and author. This year, Adam will be judging the Gamification in Marketing Award and the Gamification in Education & Learning Award for 2019.

Dominique Mangiatordi

Dominique is a serial entrepreneur working in gamification since 2001. He founded Globule Bleu, an advertainment agency sold to Publicis, then was CEO of HomeAdvisor France before founding ØPP, a startup studio specialised in gamification. 

Ercan Altug Yilmaz

Altuğ is the Turkish Pioneer of Gamification for Turkey. He will be judging the 'Outstanding Gamification for Sustainability' Award 2019.

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.  Claire will be judging the 'Gamification in Sustainability' Award 2019.

​Rachel Swann

Representing 3radical, sponsor of 'Outstanding Gamification Project in Audience Engagement', 2018.

​Winner of 'Outstanding Gamification Software' in 2017.

Winner of 'Outstanding Gamification Agency' in 2017.

​Winner of 'Outstanding Gamification ​Research' in 2017.

​Winner of 'Outstanding Gamification Guru', 'Oustanding Gamification Community' and 'Outstanding Gamification Project' 2017.

Members of the 2017 'Gamification Guru Scorecard'

​During the first edition of ​The Gamification Awards ​(back when they were still a part of ​Gamification Europe​) the judges were comprised of the top members of the 'Gamification Guru Scorecard'. ​



Being a judge for The Gamification Awards was both a pleasure and a privilege; far too often we hear the theory and what people aren't doing right.

The Awards, however, demonstrate just how diverse gamification is; showcasing many manifestations and applications that have a real world global impact.

Successful usage of gamification for measurable, quantifiable outcomes is alive and well, and being used for genuine, commercial benefit.

Results showed the why, not just the how, and judging the awards was a great reaffirmation of the industry.

​The Gamification Awards - 2019

​Interested in learning more about our upcoming 2019 event?​

Previous Awards

​​We have run the awards in various forms since 2017. 2019 is the first year ​the awards are being run as it's own event.​


​​Sponsors for the 2019 edition of ​The Gamification Awards ​are still being hand-picked.​ ​


​​Our ​esteemed judges are the keen eyes ​that help us work out who the rising stars in the gamification industry are.​