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The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, IPA, will soon be launching the Creative Pioneers Challenge, a competition open to everyone over the age of 16 who is resident in the UK that is not dependent on academic qualifications. The recruitment period is March to April, with winners being announced in July. Their goal is to find a minimum of 300 winners across three categories and make a minimum of 300 places available to them in the creative industries from September 2012. The three categories are:
We have today published a new Crowd Funding Report as part of its pre-budget submission to government. The Crowd Funding Report outlines how the UK’s current regulatory environment can be improved to allow investors, content producers and crowd funding platforms to take maximum advantage of crowd funding investment models.
The Broadcast Digital Awards will be taking place on the 20th June this year and will celebrate the best in content and delivery. To recognise the wealth of creative multiplatform initiatives from broadcasters, indies and digital specialists, two new categories launch this year, Best Game and Best App or Website will join the list of 17 categories rewarding excellence in the competitive digital arena. For more information or to enquire about entry please contact oe Sims on 020 7728 3732 or email email@example.com.
A new £15 million fund to invest in creative content in film, TV, games and the digital sector within Yorkshire and Humber has been announced by Screen Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Content Fund has secured £7,500,000 of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will be further matched by private sector investors on a project-by-project basis.
The new release drought is finally over as this week we have 3 new games in the Top 5, all well-respected Japanese franchises. The first new No1 of 2012 is Square-Enix’s PS3/360 ‘Final Fantasy XIII-2’, the follow-up to the biggest-selling Final Fantasy game in the UK (at least in terms of week 1 sales) and that was ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ back in week 10, 2010.
UKIE will be responding to the Government’s Consultation on the recommendations from last year’s Hargreaves Review of the UK’s Copyright system. Professor Ian Hargreaves published his Independent review of IP & growth in May 2011. The review made 10 recommendations to change the UK's copyright system and the current consultation is to gather relevant evidence regarding the effectiveness and practicality of introducing them.