We believe that innovation thrives when people with a variety of perspectives add their voices to the mix. With that in mind, we have created The New Voices Scholarship for tabletop game designers.

This program awards admission and travel stipends to designers who are bringing new vision and underrepresented perspective to the industry.

For our first scholarship, we have partnered with the Tabletop Network Conference, which is held immediately prior to BGG.CON.

Recipients of the award will receive the following:

1. A badge to the Tabletop Network conference ($450 value; which also includes admission to BGG.CON)

2. Hotel at TTN for 3 nights (Sun, Mon, Tue).

3. Reimbursement for up to $500 in air travel to and from the conference

In addition, and perhaps most importantly, New Voices Scholars will be matched up with an established game designer who will mentor them throughout the conference and introduce them to other industry professionals.

We are committed to providing scholarships to at least five people. If you would like to contribute to increase this number, or have any questions, please view our Donation page.

Many thanks to Steve Radabaugh and IGDF for inspiring this with their Metatopia Scholarship, and sharing what they’ve learned from doing that.