2020 STUDENT CHALLENGE AWARDS

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 G4C Student Challenge!

2020 COMPETITION OUTCOMES

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THE SMOKEY TRUTH

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Join the campaign to ban cigarettes through reading articles, playing a mini-game, and testing your knowledge with a quiz.

Students: Katherine C, Jasmine L

School: The 30th Avenue School

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TOXIC

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Protect the sacred orbs from the evil cigarettes in this fun puzzle game. Can you beat all 20 levels?

Student: Tedd L

School: Stuyvesant High School

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PICKLE’S QUEST FOR HAPPINESS

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Your name is Pickles, trusted doggo sidekick to Hannah, a teenager with a few things on her mind. Luckily, maintaining her happiness are your specialty.

Student: Erika Y

School: PS/IS 102Q

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PET CARE PALOOZA

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Learn the responsibility of taking care of a pet and how mutually rewarding that can be.

Student: Sabrina T

School: Tottenville High School

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2020: MINIGAME MADNESS!

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

In these minigames, you’ll choose a city to present, provide public housing, gain popularity, and build infrastructure. Win them all to earn the title of President.

Student: Araf C

School: Irwin Altman Middle School 172

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IT’S DEBATABLE

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Argue for your party’s platform on the issues and react to your opposition to gain a competitive following.

Students: Caleb K, Jasmine C, Wancy C

School: The School of Interactive Arts

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THE ROOM (A STORY GAME)

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

You’re trapped in a box and need to find a way out! In this story-based game, see how different decisions lead to the fate of your escape.

Students: Alexandre P, Samuel S

School: The 30th Avenue School

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MOVE 2 DA GROOVE!

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER | GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Make music with a young, blind DJ named Lazer. Activate the accessibility settings for more inclusive beat making.

Student: Sarah A

School: The School of Interactive Arts

LOS ANGELES

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ENOUGH

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Get schooled on the pervasive issue of smoking. Getting the facts and taking action is all in a day’s work at Scratchville High School.

Student: Claudio S

School: Sepulveda Middle School

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DON’T LET CIGARETTES BUTTS GET YOU!

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Help this bird enjoy his stroll by avoiding the cigarettes on the ground. Make sure to eat any fruit along the way!

Students: Karyna L, Trang H, Ashley A, Melody A

School: Reseda Charter High School

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CANES LOS LOYAL

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

In this side-scrolling game, a mysterious stranger with a sinister plan has nabbed all the dogs in Canundra. It’s up to you to find them.

Student: Kevin G

School: South Gate Middle School

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THE GOOD DOG

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER | GRAND PRIZE WINNER

After tragedy strikes, Rocky arrives from the Good Foundation to help a grieving family cope with their loss.

Students: Marc C, Karen M

School: STEM Academy of Hollywood

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THE RACE TO LIMITED POWER.

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Choose your platform and strategy wisely. Just one misstep could mean the end for your political party.

Student: Aibrin A

School: Florence Nightingale Middle School

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PARTY IN THE USA

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

You get to play President in this invigorating Q&A style simulator. Get ready to answer the toughest of questions!

Students: Sasha F, Abigail F

School: STEM Academy of Hollywood

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DISABILITIES ISN’T CONTAGIOUS IGNORANCE IS

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

What would you do if…? This choice-based story puts you in the shoes of different people across a range of disabilities and asks how you would react in challenging situations.

Student: Trisha V

School: Florence Nightingale Middle School

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A DAY WITH DYSLEXIA

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Follow along and learn more about a person who is living with dyslexia.

Student: Lana N

School: Girls Academic Leadership Academy

ATLANTA

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ONE ACT AT A TIME- AN IMPACT GAME

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Keep your city clean, avoid the mutated wildlife, and solve the case of the missing trash cans.

Students: Rebecca U, Garret G, Michele P

School: Bay Springs Middle School

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CLEAN UP THE EARTH

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

You are tasked with picking up as many littered cigarettes as possible. Make sure you are quick, the planet is counting on you!

Student: Sheena L

School: Walton High School

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ACE AND KORO

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Ace was a teenager struggling to be heard until meeting Koro, a stray dog in the woods. Help the two find their way home in this hand-drawn tale of friendship and understanding.

Student: Michelle P

School: Trickum Middle School

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THE GOOD BOY

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER | GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Do you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner? Find out in this choice-based game about a boy and his new dog.

Student: Jacob T

School: Forsyth Virtual Academy

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TRIANGLE IN SPACE

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

The title says it all. Fling a triangle through the solar system to get back to your rocketship in this colorblind-friendly space adventure.

Student: Jack S

School: Haynes Bridge Middle School

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FOUR ALL

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Tetris has gotten an overhaul. This version of the classic game is designed to transcend disabilities, with features like voice commands, various speed settings, and more.

Student: Koen V

School: PTC

DETROIT

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HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

The planet needs your help! Clean-up the littered cigarette butts and vape cartridges that are polluting the beach.

Students: George B, Justin C

School: Livonia Career Technical Center

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ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Cheer on Nano and Tera as they battle it out to be the rock, paper, scissors champion, proving the ultimate human-animal friendship.

Students: Naomi H, Alayna F, Amarii W

School: Brenda Scott Academy

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COMPANION RESCUE

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Help return animals to their owners as an evil robot and its minions try to stop you.

Student: Nolan H

School: Livonia Career Technical Center

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PIERRE’S PARTY PANIC

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER | GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Race to influence, fundraise, and spread your third party campaign throughout every US state as election day approaches.

Student: Eric M

School: Livonia Career Technical Center

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EVERYDAY HEROES

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Everyday heroes is all about embracing the little acts of joy in life and celebrating our differences as we practice kindness in our own lives.

Student: Lydia T

School: Troy High School

NATIONAL

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CLEANTHEWORLD

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

In the future, the world is heavily polluted. It’s up to you to defeat the trash monsters and restore the land to its former state.

Student: Geoffrey L

School: Leon Sablatura Middle School

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DRYAD’S DANCE

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Dryads are mythical beings and protectors of the forest. Use your magical powers to cleanse the polluted lands you call home.

Students: Andrew S, Abhinav R, Esben N

School: High Technology High School

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A DOG’S LOYALTY

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Experience the journey of a young woman stuck inside a fantasy world of her own creation, and the unconditional love she feels from her loyal companion.

Student: Jadi W

School: High Technology High School

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STICK FIGURE PARTY

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER | GRAND PRIZE WINNER

As the advisor to the Stick Party, your job is to counsel the party’s leader on how to respond to some of the most pressing issues in our society.

Student: Gabriel M

School: Marlboro Middle School

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NEDROF

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

Forden is an unexciting small town turned extraordinary through the use of a powerful imagination. Everyday tasks come to life in a new, exciting way in this game that encourages representation.

Students: Will D, Ethan M, Craig B, Aidan R / Credit to: Marcos S and Shravan J

School: Hanes Magnet School

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DIFFERENT MINDS

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

Navigate a maze as seen through the eyes of a character with ADHD in this awareness-raising game.

Student: Ranya D

School: Northside College Preparatory High School

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2020–2021 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.