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Annual Writing Competition - OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Our scholarship program (“The VGBA Student Writing Competition”) aims to encourage and reward student interest in the field of game and interactive entertainment law. Entries will be judged based on writing quality, timeliness of topic, insight offered by submission, strength of conclusion, and overall impression.

We’re the nation’s premier international game association, whose members represent the industry’s leading practitioners in the interactive entertainment industry and other related fields. One of the stated goals of the VGBA is to promote education within the games industry.

We expect that this inaugural writing competition will foster interest at the law school level in our industry and provide a unique career opportunity for the author of the winning submission.

To enter, eligible individual applicants have to submit an original paper on a current legal-focused topic pertaining to the video game industry. Examples may include issues related to Intellectual Property, Right of Publicity, Privacy and Data Security or Taxation. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of VGBA accredited members.

  • The winner will receive a $2,500 stipend as well as round-trip airfare, accommodations, and admission to attend the VGBA’s 6th Annual Video Game Law Summit, May 15-16, 2017 in Los Angeles. This winning submission will be published in the Video Game Law Summit materials book.
  • The Spivey Consulting Group ( a co-sponsor of the writing competition), will also provide ten hours of free employment consulting and job search services to the winner.
>> Submissions Are Now Closed <<

About The VGBA

Founded in February 2011
The VGBA mission is to serve its members, their specialized profession and the law governing their practice by providing worldwide tools and resources necessary to collectively achieve the highest level of expertise and service. The VGBA seeks to achieve its mission by constantly working toward three goals: (1) Serve our members; (2) Improve our profession; and (3) Advance the rule of law.
David S. Rosenbaum
Co-Founder & Treasurer

Patrick Sweeney
Co-Founder & President

Konstantin Ewald
Vice President

David L. Anderson
Vice President

George Rose
Board Member

Sean Kane

Joseph Olin
Executive Director

Ira Lam
Board Member


The Video Game Bar Association is the premier international association whose members represent the industry’s leading practitioners in the interactive entertainment industry and other related fields.

Interested in Becoming a Member of the VGBA? At this time, all members of the VGBA must be an attorney in good standing and either actively practicing in the video game and interactive entertainment industry or currently employed by a law school as a professor in specialized topics of the field. All prospective members must first submit an application to be peer certified as an active practitioner in the industry.

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