2016 National STEM Video Game Challenge Open for Submission
The fifth annual National STEM Video Game Challenge opened for submission earlier this month. The challenge is a competition for middle and high school students with an interest in game creation and programming. Kids create games and game designs to present for submission, the challenge is meant to encourage STEM education interest at a young age. The Entertainment Software Association founded and hosts the competition among several partners, including the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
This year, the National Geographic Society enters as the newest sponsor for the challenge, and will award the Nat Geo Explore Prize to competition winners.
“Our participation in the National STEM Video Game Challenge allows us to help kids create and explore through their inspiring game designs, and re-emphasizes our commitment to education,” said the VP of curriculum at National Geographic in a STEM challenge news release.
The challenge deadline is August 15, 2016. Winners will receive a $1,000 dollar cash prize along with game and education development software.
Winners will also have their projects showcased on the National Geographic Education website and as part of a November event in Washington, D.C.
Nate Leese is an Emerson College senior journalism student focusing on long term photography projects and visual media. Growing up a third culture kid he enjoys learning about relationships between cultures during times of change.