NEW YORK CITY

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 New York City 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 New York City (more information on the events page!)
 
Students will be notified about their standing in the competition during the month of May.

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

JULY 2018

TEACHER APPLICATIONS OPEN

NYC teachers can apply for PD in game design and to join the NYC 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 27 and 28 | Location: Museum of the Moving Image

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 18)

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.

NYC PARTNERS

GAMES FOR CHANGE
NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE
AARP
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
NOMA

MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN NYC

ADDITIONAL STUDENT COURSES & PROGRAMS IN NYC

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

CODE ED – Teaching girls computer science.

CODENOW – Practice coding at your own pace throughout high school.

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

NEW YORK CODE + DESIGN ACADEMY – Hands-on coding courses.

NEW YORK ON TECH – TECH360 is a free, 9-week after-school program for 10th-12th graders enrolled in NYC schools. Learn the fundamentals of web development, develop a portfolio of technology projects, gain priority eligibility into the Tech Flex Leaders program and get to participate in professionals opportunities at companies in NYC.

PER SCHOLAS: NEW YORK – Free IT job training in cities where it is needed most.

PIXEL ACADEMY MINI CAMPS – Single-day mini-camps on most school holidays throughout the fall in NYC.

THE CODING SPACE – Coding for students of all ages, beginners through advanced.

THE KNOWLEDGE HOUSE – Program dedicated to bringing innovation, technology and entrepreneurship to the south Bronx.

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 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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.