Horizons Faculty of Excellence Awards

Although Horizons was created to highlight student work, none of it would be possible without the support and leadership of phenomenal faculty and instructors.

Awardees are selected for Excellence in one of three categories: teaching, innovation, and service. Faculty are eligible to be nominated by a peer or self-nominated and nominations are open to any faculty or instructor working in games, regardless of whether their school participated in Horizons. Awardees are selected by the Horizons Executive Committee after careful consideration of each nominee. They will be announced live at the Showcase June 3rd on Twitch.


    • Teaching: This award is for an individual who has made an important impact in their work as a teacher and educator.
    • Service: This award is for an individual who has made important and impactful contributions to the field through service.
    • Innovation: This award is for any individual with an innovative approach, conducting innovative research, and/or fostering innovation in others.

    Important Dates

    • Nominations open now and due by April 14th.
    • Recipients will be awarded during the live stream of the Horizons showcase on June 3rd.

    Eligibility and Nomination Process

    • Any and all game educators working in higher education are eligible. They do not need to be affiliated with an institution participating in Horizons. They do not need to be working at an institution of higher education; however, they must be working within the field of games and higher education.
    • Self-nominations are welcome.
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