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Women in Games are in need of a UK-based student blogger to cover this year’s events at both Develop 2009 in Brighton in July and DiGRA 2009 at Brunel in September. In return for live blogging, photographing and general networking at both these events, the WiG steering committee are able to offer free student passes to both events. In order to apply for this unique opportunity please email enquiries@womeningames.com asap (i.e. before June 28th) with a 250-word reason why we should choose you.

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In the second of our Guest Blog features, Jenny Duncan from Dare to Be Digital explains what her organisation can offer to the games industry.

For all those of you who complain about the lack of originality and the proliferation of licenced titles in the video games industry, the Dare to be Digital competition, produces a refreshing fountain of talent. Although one of the awards for Dare is for ‘Most Commercial Potential’, equal awards are also given for ‘Greatest Innovation and Creativity’ and ‘Best Use of Technology’. Commercial potential is only in there as the obvious measure of success but is there a better way new talent can be recognised? Are these the right categories for a competition dedicated to showcasing the talented young video game designers of the future? The Dare organising team would love to know what you think.

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