Adventist board game GoYe has been awarded “Best in Class” in the Interactive Design category at the annual Society of Adventist Communicators Convention (SACC).
The event was hosted by the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on October 17-19 in New Mexico, USA.
Designed by North New South Wales (NNSW) Conference ministerial intern and events coordinator Kyle Morrison, GoYe combines strategy from popular games like Monopoly, Risk and Settlers of Catan to create a game centred on Adventist history, identity and mission.
When asked about his award, Mr Morrrison encouraged other Australians to innovate and create.
“I think it’s awesome that they are willing to recognise international design work at an NAD awards ceremony,” he said. “I look forward to Australians taking home more prizes in the near future. Let’s all submit something next year!”
More than 131 communication projects were submitted for critique, with 31 certificates awarded in various disciplines: written word and print media, spoken word (radio and podcast), video (broadcast and web), design and campaign (advertising and promotions).
The SACC awards banquet was part of a larger weekend of presentations and workshops on digital media, social media, graphic design, photography, branding, crisis communication and entrepreneurship. Participants also enjoyed worship services, area media tours, meals and networking.