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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I enter the Student Challenge competition?
Students and teachers can enter the competition by filling out the form accessible on the left hand toolbar.
When can I submit my game to the Student Challenge competition?
The 2018 Student Challenge portal is now open, and will close on ATLANTA: APRIL 30th, LA & PITTSBURGH: MAY 7th, NYC & DETROIT: MAY 14th @ 11:59 pm EST. Join the Student Challenge mailing list to stay up to date on next year's competition.
How will the jury evaluate the games? What will I be judged on?
Jurors will evaluate the games using the following criteria:
GAMEPLAY: Is the game playable? How engaging and fun is it?
ORIGINALITY: How unique is the game? For Scratch re-mixed games, how different is it from the
THEMATIC: Does the game address its theme in a meaningful way?
OVERALL WOW FACTOR: How well does the game meet the above criteria?
What is the jury process?
Games are judged in three phases, both quantitatively and qualitatively:
PHASE I: Each submission is played by minimum of three jurors.
PHASE II: Finalist games in each award category are played by theme experts to select winners.
PHASE III: Winning games in each city are played by a special jury of industry veterans to
determine (a) the ‘best overall game’ winner in each city and (b) the ‘best overall game’ nationally.
How do I submit a game that I created with a team?
Students can submit a game as an individual, or as a team of up to four. The submission process is the same, but you will need in list all team members in the application — and all team members must meet the Challenge’s eligibility requirements. Each team must designate one member as the ‘team leader’ who is responsible for submitting the game on behalf of the entire team.
When are the student winners announced?
Winners in all five cities will be announced by June 2018. Each city will host an awards ceremony to celebrate the winning games! More information on the award ceremonies can be found here.
What types of prizes can I win?
Past prizes include games, tablets, informational meetings, internships and more!
I’m interested in participating, but I do not go to school in one of the five Challenge cities (NYC, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Detroit). Can I still submit a game?
For the 2017 - 2018 school year, the Games for Change Student Challenge is only open to middle and high public school students in NYC, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Detroit. We are hoping to expand the Challenge to new cities in upcoming years.
How do I contact the G4C Student Challenge?
Send a message to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org