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2017 G4C STUDENT CHALLENGE

 

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

Submissions are now closed for the 2017 Student Challenge competition. 

 

CHALLENGE THEMES

Games must be playable on a web browser and about one of the three 2017 Student Challenge themes:

       Climate Change – supported by NOAA

       Future Communities – supported by Current, powered by GE

      ​ Local Stories & Immigrant Voices – supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Each city will recognize award winners in the following categories:

      ​ Best Climate Change Game (Middle School) 

       Best Climate Change Game (High School)

       Best Future Communities Game  (Middle School)

       Best Future Communities Game (High School)

       Best Local Stories & Immigrant Voices Game (Middle School)

       Best Local Stories & Immigrant Voices Game (High School)

       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 14th Annual G4C Festival in New York City, happening July 31–August 1, 2017. 

 

JUDGING TIMELINE

      February 7 – Submission portal opens

      April 12 – Deadline for all game submissions is 11:59 pm ET

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

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

      July 31 & August 1 – Grand prize winners honored at G4C Festival in NYC

 

2017 SPONSORS

                              

 

 

2017 PARTNERS

                              

 

 

2017 THEME PARTNERS