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What types of prizes can I win?

  • The Game of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship, generously provided by Take-Two Interactive. All other winners will also receive cool prizes of their own, like games, technology, and more!

How many winners will there be?

  • There are many chances to win! Each award category will have a junior and senior winning game/submission. Go to the Award Categories page for a full list. All winners will receive prizes.

What age group am I competing in? Junior or Senior? 

  • The competition is open to students across the world in grades 5-12. Students in grades 5-8 will compete on the “Junior” level and students in grades 9-12 will compete on the “Senior” level. You will be asked to indicate your age and/or grade level on the submission form.

What if my school doesn’t have traditional grades?

  • That is OK! “Junior” level students are considered to be 10-13 years old. “Senior” level students are considered to be 14-18 years old.

Can I go outside of this year's Themes?

  • No. In order to qualify, games must be about one of the following:
    • Stronger and Greener Communities
    • Be Ocean Wise
    • Recycle the Runway

What game design platforms am I allowed to use?

  • Games can be created using any free/open platform such as Scratch, Unity, Construct, Twine, RPG Maker, and more. The end result must be playable on a web browser, and accessible via a URL link. 

Can I submit games in Minecraft and Roblox?

  • Of course you can! Submissions work differently for Minecraft and Roblox- instead of providing a URL link you will upload a video walkthrough in an .mp4 format.

What if I am unsure if the game design platform I use is eligible?

  • If you are unsure if a particular platform meets these requirements, send an email to studentchallenge@gamesforchage.org.

I want to work on my game with my friends. How many people can be on my team?

  • A maximum of 4 student creators can work on a game. You should identify a ‘Team Leader’ who is responsible for completing the submission form and communicating with G4C on behalf of the team. All team members must satisfy the eligibility requirements. If a team is larger than 4 students, the submission will be disqualified. 

Am I limited to submitting only 1 entry to the competition?

  • You may submit up to one entry in each Award Category. You will need to complete the submission form for each entry you submit.  You are not allowed to submit multiple entries to the same award category. 

Some of my teammates are in high school and some are in middle school. Which age division do we submit our game to?

  • Submit your entry to whichever age division the majority of your team is in. If more than half the team is in middle school, you will submit to the Junior division, and if more than half the team is in high school, you will submit to the Senior division. If there's an even number of teammates across age groups, you will submit to whichever age division the Team Leader is in.

This is my first time making a game. Is this competition just for experienced students?

  • We welcome all students who satisfy the eligibility requirements to submit a game, regardless of experience level. Whether you're just starting out or consider yourself a pro, you can submit an entry for the chance to win.

How do I know if I’m a Finalist? When are Winners announced?

  • All students will be notified of their standing in the competition by the end of April 2024, via the email address you provided on your submission form (please keep checking your email!). We will let you know if you are a Finalist at that time. Winners will be announced live during an Awards Ceremony at the end of May 2024.

I don’t see my question here. How do I contact the G4C Student Challenge team?

  • Send a message to the following email: studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.