- SPOTLIGHT CITIES
- NEW YORK CITY
- LOS ANGELES
|Jan 31, 2020||Submission portal opens|
|April 14, 2020||ATLANTA deadline for game submissions @ 11:59 pm ET|
|April 17, 2020||LOS ANGELES deadline for game submissions @ 11:59 pm ET|
|April 29, 2020||NYC / DETROIT / NATIONAL deadline for game submissions @ 11:59 pm ET|
|April/May 2020||Judges evaluate game submissions. Finalists notified in May|
|May/June 2020||Award Ceremonies in each city (NYC, LA, Atlanta, Detroit)|
In 2020, Spotlight Cities with year-round programming and teacher cohorts (NYC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Detroit) will continue to compete in citywide competitions. These local competitions will be judged independently and will culminate in live Award Ceremonies in each city where student finalists exhibit their games and winners are announced. Award Ceremony details will be announced in the upcoming weeks on the Events Pg.
In addition to the local competitions, this year we are excited to launch a national competition, giving students everywhere the opportunity to submit their original social impact games and participate in the Challenge. Projects submitted to the national competition will be judged/awarded separately from the local, city competitions.
Please review the Submission & Eligibility Guidelines before you get started.
If you have any questions about the submission process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Spotlight City will recognize finalists and winners in each of the following award categories:
All student Finalists are invited to attend local Awards Ceremonies, which take place in each of the four cities during May/June 2020. Finalists will have the opportunity to exhibit their games as part of an ‘Awards Showcase’ and winners will be announced (and prizes awarded) during an on-stage ceremony. For the most up-to-date information on the Award Ceremonies, visit the Student Challenge Events Pg.
The Grand Prize Winner from each city will receive a $1,000 Grand Prize Scholarship, generously provided by Take-Two Interactive. If the Grand Prize winning game was created by a team of students, each student will receive the $1,000 Scholarship.
The National competition will recognize 1 middle school winner and 1 high school winner in the following categories, in each of the four themes:
Recognizes games with highly engaging and polished gameplay
Best Use of Theme
Recognizes games that present theme content in an accurate and meaningful way
Most Innovative Game
Recognizes games that are unique, creative, inventive and stand out from the pack.
Grand Prize Winner
Recognizes this year’s top scoring game across all four theme categories. Grand Prize Winners will be determined at the middle school and high school level.
Competition winners will receive national recognition and win prizes such as games, technology, theme content, industry-related experiences and so much more!
Use of Theme:
All game submissions must comply with the following content restrictions:
Each applicant must retain a copy of the submission. Challenge administrators are not responsible for, and each applicant specifically releases Challenge administrators from any claims or liability relating to, any loss or damage to the submission. By entering, each applicant represents and warrants that (a) the applicant’s submission and all components thereof, including all ideas, creative elements and any other materials and information contained in the Submission are wholly original with the applicant, (b) no person or entity has collaborated with applicant in creating the submission (unless the game is made by a team, in which case team members may collaborate only with each other and not any other person or entity), provided any material or information for inclusion in the submission, or has any ownership rights in and to the submission or any component thereof, (c) applicant has the exclusive, unconditional right and authority to submit the submission to the Challenge and grant the rights set forth herein, and (d) the submission complies with these Official Rules in full. Submissions must not contain any material that Challenge administrators, in their sole discretion, deem inappropriate for public viewing and/or determine is contrary to their mission. Challenge administrators reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify and/or not accept any submission that Challenge administrators determine does not or is likely not to comply with these guidelines, to make such changes to any submission as are necessary to make it compliant, or to require the applicant to do so.