NEW YORK CITY

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

The G4C Student Challenge is a citywide competition that invites NYC middle and high school students to create games about issues impacting their communities. Winning games are celebrated at an awards ceremony where students receive recognition, awesome prizes and career-oriented experiential opportunities.

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 1)

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
AARP
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
NOMA

MAP OF COHORT SCHOOLS IN NYC

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2018 Р2019 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.