Join the Academy

To become a member of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD), an application must be submitted and approved. All applicants must have professional experience in the game industry.

Academy members enjoy many benefits:

  • GAMA membership at Communicating level

  • Eligible to register one badge to the GAMA Trade Show at no additional cost

  • Eligible to register up to two badges to the Origins Game Fair at no additional cost

  • Two tickets to the Origins Awards show at the Origins Game Fair, including special seating in the VIP area

  • An Academy pin

  • Eligible to apply to serve on the Origins Awards Jury

Serve on a Jury

In order to serve on a jury, the applicant must be an Academy member and complete an application.

Each award category is represented by a Foreman and one representative from each of the following industry roles; Manufacturer, Distributor, Retailer, and Media.

Selected jury members serve for two consecutive award cycles.