Games for Change 2019 Winners Celebrated at Awards Ceremonies
Young game makers across the country are celebrating the winners of the 2019 Games for Change Student Challenge! This year youth in Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City submitted over 900 games to this competition for a chance to win prizes like a $1,000 scholarship, courtesy of Take-Two Interactive!
What is the G4C Student Challenge?
Games for Change first piloted a game design competition for young people to create games about serious issues in New York City in 2015, and since then it has grown to include four cities from coast to coast. In 2016 Mouse partnered with the G4C Student Challenge becoming the official curriculum provider, providing educator support in the form of our Serious Games course.
Each year participants choose a topic to make a game about from a set of themes available. The themes for the 2019 challenge are Automated Communities 2050, Endangered Species, and Disrupt Aging: Implications of Living 100. Youth in NYC also had the option to create games around Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
Awards are given to the best middle school and best high school game for each theme, to the most inspiring teachers in the program, and to one grand prize winner for each city.
Awards ceremonies have already taken place in Detroit, Atlanta and Los Angeles. The New York awards ceremony is coming up on Saturday, June 1st.
Want to learn more?
- Stay tuned to the wire to find out who the winners of the 2019 G4C Student Challenge will be!
- Learn more about Serious Games and creating games that deal with real world issues on Mouse Create.
- For details on the G4C Student Challenge check out their official website.
You can play the winning games from the 2018 competition as well.