LOS ANGELES

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

The G4C Student Challenge is a citywide competition that invites middle and high school students in Atlanta and the greater metro area to create games about issues impacting their communities.
 
The 2019 competition is closed for submissions and games are currently currently being reviewed by panels of expert jurors. All competitors are invited to attend the competition Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles (date/location to be announced soon on the events page!)
 
Students will be notified about their standing in the competition at the end of the month of April.

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

JULY 2018

TEACHER APPLICATIONS OPEN

LA teachers can apply for PD in game design and to join the LA Student Challenge cohort.

AUGUST 2018

TEACHERS APPLICATIONS CLOSE

Deadline to submit Teacher applications in August 22, 2018.

SEPTEMBER 2018

TEACHER PD

20+ new educators receive 2 days of PD in how to teach game design and integrate the Serious Game Design curriculum into their class(es).

Date:  September 17 and 18 / Location to be announced soon!

FALL 2018

CHALLENGE LAUNCH (OCTOBER)

Game design courses launch in cohort schools.

WINTER 2018

STUDENT COMPETITION PORTAL OPENS (FEB 1)

Students can submit original digital games to the Student Challenge competition.

SPRING 2019

COMPETITION DEADLINE & JURY PROCESS (APRIL 12)

Deadline for students to submit games.

Games are evaluated through a rigorous jury process.

JUNE 2019

AWARDS CEREMONY & PRIZES

Winners are announced and prizes awarded during an awards ceremony.

All finalists are invited to demo their games as part of an Awards Showcase.

LOS ANGELES PARTNERS

TWO BIT CIRCUS FOUNDATION
ANNENBERG FOUNDATION
ANNENBERG TECH
ANNENBERG LEARNER
AARP
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
NOMA

MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN LOS ANGELES

STUDENT COURSES & PROGRAMS IN LA

If you’re looking for even more opportunities to do cool projects with technology, here are a few more teen programs offered in Los Angeles.

CODEREV  – Tech camps and 8 weeks classes that focus on STEM learning.  Students create games, websites, apps, and more!

DIY GIRLS  – Teaching girls technology and engineering after school and during the summer.

iD TECH + TECH ROCKET – Offering camps and year-round online coding courses for kids.

iURBAN TEEN  – A STEM and arts education program that brings together underrepresented teens and young adults for career exploration and mentoring.

TECH GRRRLS – A free program that benefits girls’ technology education.  Events held once a month.

TEENS EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY (TXT)  – TXT is an award winning program that trains youth ages 12-19 in computer programming, troubleshooting, computer networks, and web/mobile development.  Programs run each quarter.

THE CLUBHOUSE NETWORK – An out-of-school learning environment where youth can develop tech skills with mentors through a variety of programs. 

UCODE – Classes on creating websites, apps, and games.

ZANIAC – Several programs are offered after school and during the summer to teach students K-8 math and technology through project-based learning.  Programs run through the office in Santa Monica.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2018 – 2019 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.