A complete list of materials required of SXSW Gaming Awards nominees include:
- A 150 word or less description of the title.
- 300dpi screenshots that show gameplay with no category mention, logos and/or watermarks.
- At least two 1 minute long video clips per category, 1080p H264, file type MP4 preferred.
- Video clips must have no slates and must include some footage of gameplay and/or relevance to the nominated category. B-roll is acceptable.