Nominations Now closed!
Nominations are closed.
The award ceremony was held on the evening of the 2nd of March 2019.
The 2019 Larp Awards Categories were:
- Award for Accessibility in Larp*(see below for a fuller description) (New for 2019)
- International Larp (events run outside the UK) (Returning for 2019)
- Player Run/Sanctioned Event of the Year
- Club System of the Year. For Larp groups and clubs that meet regularly, rather than running 1-4 events a year
- Player of the Year (to be awarded to someone who makes Larp better for everyone as a player, rather than as crew member/event organiser)
- Bard of the Year
- Small Larp of the Year (less than 30 players)
- Medium Larp of the Year (30-100 players)
- Large Larp of the Year (over 100 players)
- Family Event of the Year (involves under 16’s)
- Grassroots System of the Year (bringing new players into the hobby)
- New Larp of the Year (debut event run after the 1st of February 2018)
- Larp Producer of the Year – Foam/Latex
- Larp Producer of the Year – Leather
- Larp Producer of the Year – Costume
- Larp Caterer of the Year
- Creature Costume of the Year
- On-line Retailer of the Year
- In-field Retailer of the Year
- Larp Site of the Year
- NPC of the Year
- Event Crew Member of the Year
- Mainstream Event of the Year – For things that aren’t actually Larp but have a lot of Larp crossovers, like escape rooms, horror events or Secret Cinema’s
- Unsung Hero Award – For someone who does lots without mention. If you’ve nominated that person elsewhere, this ISN’T the place to nominate them again.
- Life Time Achievement – Lifetime Achievement will not be awarded to the same person twice. Previous winners can be found Here.
Photography Categories have changed slightly with 3 new “theme” categories being added.
The place to view pictures is Here
The advanced photography category. Submissions may be made and viewed Here
If you are interested in the criteria for the Judges Choice Award and Advanced Category it is available Here
There is also an award for the winner of the Friday Night Poker Tournament and the Saturday Combat Tournament.
*Award for Accessibility in Larp Going the extra mile to support people of varying mental and/or physical abilities and encouraging inclusivity.
This award is for larps that have shown high standards for accessibility.
Be that making sure there is physical access, supporting communication or other needs within their events.
This can be as simple as ensuring wheelchair access or using spoken word instead of written briefs.
- You do not need to nominate in every category. If you didn’t do a Large larp, that’s fine, we don’t mind, just leave the box blank. Blank boxes aren’t shown or counted and are quicker to process than an apology about how you aren’t able to put something more meaningful.
- We see the nominations as a list of everyone’s answers and we have to click around a bit to check who you mean when you say “Same as before” or “See above”. Your comment will be also overlooked if the nominee makes the shortlist because it has no reference in the appropriate list.
- Check whether you are nominating in the right category. Read the category title and the rider accompanying. If you have a question we are usually happy to help guide you because, while it can be a chuckle, we really do have to disqualify a person for not being a mainstream event, and the websites nominated for Larp site this year (That category will be called “Venue of the Year” for 2019) just couldn’t make the cut. It also makes us sad to disqualify what was undoubtedly an incredible weekend from “Sanctioned Event” because it was run by the main game’s team. That nomination might have made a difference to the shortlist if it had be placed – for example – in “Medium Larp” or “Club” instead. A message to your game team about what categories they are eligible for should be a welcome one.
- We won’t mark you on the spelling, grammar or punctuation in your nominations but we won’t necessarily know how to spell your friend’s name either, try to get it right for them. When nominating a character it helps a lot if you know the player’s name. It’s not always essential but inconsistencies can lead to nominations for someone going astray.
- Include the name of the Larp as well as the event because we can’t always be sure whether you meant the Moot 1/Lions/Wolves/Black Company faction at CP or LT.
- We LOVE to read your comments. Honestly think about whether they are actually helpful to the case you are putting forward though. Comments which are felt to be damaging to the nominated body’s chances will not be put forward to the judges. E.G. “because X told me to nominate them” makes X look a bit desperate and makes you look reluctant to stand by your nomination.
- Not adding comments is fine too. If you want to comment but can’t decide what to write, you can save your nomination form and come back to it later.
- Comments which stretch to more than 2 paragraphs will be cropped/edited (if used) because the judge’s document is already more than 20 pages!
- We’re not sure how to feel about second hand love. For example, nominations along the themes of “My friends keeps raving about it so it must be good” and “I didn’t actually go but it looked awesome and now I wish I did…” Does that mean it wasn’t actually good enough to make the effort for? Was it too expensive? Did tickets sell out? Use them with care, in the knowledge that your comment is unlikely to make the judges eyes; and if it did, would it help the case you are making?
- We really, really mean it when we say we’re not awarding Lifetime Achievement to the same person twice. If you nominate someone on the list of previous Lifetime Achievement winners (here’s a link to them, like there is in the nominations survey), then you owe us £1…