National STEM Video Game Challenge OPEN for Applications!

by Marj Kleinman
October 14, 2010

The first annual National STEM Video Game Challenge is now open for applications. This nationwide challenge invites game makers big and small to show their passion for playing and making video games. This competition aims to motivate children’s interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Developer Prize challenges experienced game developers to design mobile games, including games for the mobile Web, for young children (grades pre-K through 4) that teach key Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts and foster an interest in STEM subject areas. In addition, a Youth Prize will engage middle school students (grades 5 through 8) in STEM learning, 21st Century Literacy Skills and Systems Thinking by challenging them to design original video games. With a prize pool of $150,000, and more than one way to win, don’t miss out on your opportunity to make a difference and win BIG!!!

This competition is being held by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media, in partnership with sponsors AMD Foundation, Entertainment Software Association, and Microsoft. Founding outreach partners include the American Association of School Librarians, American Library Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, BrainPOP, and The International Game Developers Association.

For more information about the competition and how to apply go to:

Developer Prize

Youth Prize