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Matt Lewis Announced as BAFTA Young Game Designers Ambassador

Posted by: Rosi
July 15, 2010, 06:14 PM

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced that Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis will be the Young Game Designers Ambassador for the Academy's new initiative. BAFTA have revealed details of the Young Game Designers competition, which asks teams of three people between the ages of 11 and 16 to create and submit a design for a new video game.

According to a press release issued by BAFTA, the winning team will be announced in November at the EA British Academy Children's Awards. The press release describes Lewis' role as follows:

Matthew Lewis, best known to fans of the Harry Potter films as Neville Longbottom, has come onboard as the BAFTA Young Game Designers Ambassador. He will promote awareness of the competition to the media, children and their parents and sit on the competition’s judging panel.
Matt Lewis was among the featured speakers at yesterday's launch event for the competition, which took place at Walthamstow Academy.

To find out more about the competition, open to residents of the UK, take a look at the BAFTA Young Game Designers website.

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80450 Points

That’s very cool!!!

Posted by Won_Two on July 15, 2010, 06:20 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

YAY for Matt!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 15, 2010, 07:04 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

exciting for him!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 15, 2010, 07:38 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

That’s great! Go Matt! Maybe I should try out for that contest……I am in CYBERarts afterall.

4366 Points

Of course it’s open only in UK :-(
why doesn’t my country organize anything Potter-related…pfuu!

Posted by devilskinn on July 16, 2010, 05:56 AM report to moderator
48 Points

Congratulations, Matt – and have a blast! :) I’m thrilled that BAFTA and EA are doing this. I’m a game designer too, with my dream being to work on a Harry Potter game before I die. I’m always happy to hear about young people being encouraged to explore the game industry as a career choice. It’s as enormously rewarding as it is challenging! ;)

Posted by ZoeyLuna on July 16, 2010, 09:56 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

Matt is really awesome (and, I’m using this word more sparingly now lol). He gets involved in a whole lot of things to raise awareness and interest in all kinds of things.

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 16, 2010, 11:56 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

Wow, that’s awesome! Go Matt!

Posted by Smitch on July 16, 2010, 12:07 PM report to moderator
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Posted by leenaluv9 on July 16, 2010, 05:53 PM report to moderator
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Posted by leenaluv9 on July 16, 2010, 05:53 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Well done, Matt! I hope the contestants have a great time designing their games.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on July 16, 2010, 08:08 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

Good for Matt!!!!!

Posted by hewy on July 16, 2010, 08:34 PM report to moderator
236 Points

Wow. Actor and game designer?! Lucky Matt! Super happy for him. Can’t wait to see the result of this game

Posted by RavenclawZombie on July 16, 2010, 09:31 PM report to moderator
4007 Points

good for him!

Posted by KC Nox on July 16, 2010, 11:20 PM report to moderator
895 Points

wooooooooooooooww coooooooooooooooooollllll

Posted by Emmaria on July 18, 2010, 10:05 AM report to moderator
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