The New Voices Scholarship
At Tabletop Network, we believe that innovation thrives when people with a variety of perspectives add their voices to the mix. With that in mind, Tabletop Network is pleased to announce The New Voices Scholarship. This program awards admission and travel stipends to tabletop game designers who are bringing new vision and underrepresented perspective to the industry.
Recipients of the award will receive the following:
A badge to the Tabletop Network conference ($450 value; which also includes admission to BGG.CON)
Hotel accommodations at Tabletop Network for three nights (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday). There may be up to two scholars per room.
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.
In conjunction with Tabletop Network and BoardGameGeek, initial funding for the New Voices Scholarship is being provided by Geoff Engelstein and will support five scholars. We will be soliciting additional funding, which will allow us to offer this opportunity to additional applicants. If you would like to contribute to the New Voices Scholarship Fund, please contact us at
The submission date has now passed. All applications are currently under review by the Award Committee. Winners will be announced in August.