A BOLTON-UPON-DEARNE youngster has been nominated for a prestigious award after his game concept caught the eye of judges.

Leon Dudhill’s interest in gaming was sparked when he was just five years old. As part of his home school project, the 11-year-old invested a lot of time into coding coming up with the game ‘Trash’.

It’s set on a landfill site, with players taking control of a living bag of rubbish that has the ability to manipulate all of the others items that have been dumped.

The awards have been running since 2010 and encourages young people to create, develop and present their ideas for games.

Leon has been nominated in the Concept Award category which rewards the most original and best thought-out idea and will find out if he’s picked up the top gong in July.

He said: “I feel really proud of myself I wasn’t expecting to be nominated so it came as a surprise.

“I’m excited to find out whether or not I’ve won and attend the award ceremony in London in July.”