Matt Lewis Announced as BAFTA Young Game Designers Ambassador


Jul 15, 2010

Posted by John Admin

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.

20 Responses to Matt Lewis Announced as BAFTA Young Game Designers Ambassador

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That's very cool!!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY for Matt!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: exciting for him!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's great! Go Matt! Maybe I should try out for that contest......I am in CYBERarts afterall.Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: Of course it's open only in UK :-( why doesn't my country organize anything Potter-related...pfuu!Avatar ImageZoeyLuna says: 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! ;)Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: 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. Avatar ImageSmitch says: Wow, that's awesome! Go Matt! Avatar Imageleenaluv9 says: nice!!Avatar Imageleenaluv9 says: nice!!Avatar ImageFresca says: Well done, Matt! I hope the contestants have a great time designing their games.Avatar Imagehewy says: Good for Matt!!!!!Avatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: Wow. Actor and game designer?! Lucky Matt! Super happy for him. Can't wait to see the result of this gameAvatar ImageKC Nox says: good for him!Avatar ImageEmmaria says: wooooooooooooooww coooooooooooooooooollllllAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: matt is doing it right ride the train dudeAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Good luck to all those that enter. Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: Well done Matt! What a great contest. It will be very interesting to see what games are created from the minds of children!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Yay for Matt - promoting creativity in young people! (And, it sounds like fun!)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Didn't know he had it in him...

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