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2018 G4C STUDENT CHALLENGE

 

The Games for Change Student Challenge is a game design competition that invites middle and high public school students in NYC, LA, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Atlanta to create digital games about real-world issues.

Submissions for the 2018 Student Challenge competition are open. Check the deadline for each city:

ATLANTA: APRIL 30th

LA: MAY 7th

NYC & DETROIT: MAY 14th

PITTSBURGH: MAY 21st

 

CHALLENGE THEMES

Games must be playable on a web browser and about one of the 2018 Student Challenge themes:

 *Visit the ‘Choose Your City’ section of the Student Challenge website for information and resources on the themes.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Each city will recognize award winners in the following categories:

New York City

       Connected Cities - Best Middle School Game

       Connected Cities - Best High School Game

      ​ Kindness & Empathy - Best Middle School Game

       Kindness & Empathy - Best High School Game

       News Literacy - Best Middle School Game

       News Literacy - Best High School Game

       Wildlife Conservation - Best Middle School Game

       Wildlife Conservation - Best High School Game

       Best Overall Game

 

Los Angeles

      ​ Kindness & Empathy - Best Middle School Game

       Kindness & Empathy - Best High School Game

       News Literacy - Best Middle School Game

       News Literacy - Best High School Game

       Wildlife Conservation - Best Middle School Game

       Wildlife Conservation - Best High School Game

       Best Overall Game

 

Pittsburgh

      ​ Kindness & Empathy - Best Middle School Game

       Kindness & Empathy - Best High School Game

       News Literacy - Best Middle School Game

       News Literacy - Best High School Game

       Wildlife Conservation - Best Middle School Game

       Wildlife Conservation - Best High School Game

       Best Overall Game

       Best Overall Game

 

Atlanta

       Connected Cities - Best Middle School Game

       Connected Cities - Best High School Game

       Best Overall Game

 

Detroit

       Connected Cities - Best Middle School Game

       Connected Cities - Best High School Game

       Best Overall Game

 

Games will be evaluated by an expert jury. Finalists and winners in each city will be invited to a local awards ceremony and exhibition of games, where winners will be presented with prizes onstage.

 

PRIZES

Prizes include social impact experiences, awesome video games, technology and meetings with professional game designers. One Grand Prize winner from each city will be invited to the 15th Annual G4C Festival in New York City, happening June 28 – 30, 2018. 

 

JUDGING TIMELINE

      February 14 – Submission portal opens

      April / May– Deadline for all game submissions is 11:59 pm ET.

  • ATLANTA: APRIL 30th
  • LA: MAY 7th
  • NYC & DETROIT: MAY 14th
  • PITTSBURGH: MAY 21th

      May – Judges evaluate game submissions. Finalists notified in May.

      June – Awards ceremony and exhibition of student games in each city

      June 28 - 30 – Grand prize winners honored at G4C Festival in NYC

 

CHALLENGE PARTNERS

 

 

THEME PARTNERS

 

 

PROGRAM PARTNERS