The National STEM Video Game Challenge, presented by E-Line Media, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Smithsonian, opens today for student submissions of original video games and game designs.
The National STEM Video Game Challenge is accepting entries from U.S. students in two categories: Middle School and High School. The Middle Schoolcategory is open to students in grades five through eight, and the High Schoolcategoryis open to students in grades nine through twelve. Both categories invite entries for individuals and teams of up to four students. Entries can be created using any game creation platform such as Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, GameMaker and Scratch or a written game design concept document.
Each winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as game design and educational software. Each winner’s sponsoring organization will receive a cash prize of $2000.
The National STEM Video Game Challenge is accepting entries through February 25, 2015. Complete guidelines and details on how to enter are available at www.stemchallenge.org.