Winners Announced: Creating Community During COVID Competition

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Competition Sponsored by the ESA Foundation Challenged Students to Design a Video Game that Created a Sense of Community and Provided Another Outlet to Stay Connected and Engaged During COVID

Legends of Learning, Inc., the leading game-based learning platform in the United States, has announced the grand prize and runner-up winners for the Creating Community During COVID STEM Competition, sponsored by the ESA Foundation. The competition was the fifth of Legends of Learning’s game-based learning competition series designed to engage kids at home with interactive and collaborative team-based STEM competitions during virtual/hybrid learning.

“We are thrilled to announce the Grand Prize and Runner-Up winners of the Creating Community During COVID Competition,” said Lindsay Buckel, Head of STEM Competitions. “Our judges were especially impressed by the creativity and passion for community, connectivity, and gaming. We greatly appreciate the effort, attention to detail, and creativity all participants put into their submissions. We encourage them and other students throughout the country to participate in future competitions which can be found at”

A special thank you to the ESA Foundation for sponsoring this competition.

Additionally, Legends of Learning and the ESA Foundation would like to recognize all of the incredible teachers and parents who assisted their students with this competition.

The Grand Prize Winners were:

  • Sabre Studios (Paradise Valley Unified School District, AZ)
  • Hay Elementary Fourth Grade Team (South Bend Community School Corporation, IN)

The Runner Up Winners were:

  • Rolling Thunder (Henderson County Public Schools, NC)
  • Group Justice! (New York City Public Schools, NY)
  • Alexandra’s Group (Dekalb County Public Schools, GA)
  • ML and AC (Medford School District, OR)
  • Cyber Explorers (Amboy CUSD 272 School District, IL)
  • Team Ritter (Cobb County School District, GA)
  • Great Gamers (Douglas County School District, GA and Gwinnett County School District, GA)
  • Team Valerie (Chicago Public Schools, IL)

About Legends of Learning
Legends of Learning is the leading game-based learning platform in the United States, with over 2,000 curriculum-aligned games covering Kt-8th grade science and math. Legends of Learning believes that by working with our human nature to learn through experience and play, we can accelerate the pace of learning for humanity. Legends has over 2 million students using the platform in all 50 states and D.C. Whether you are a 4th grader learning about Fractions or a 7th grader learning about Cell Structure, you can learn more effectively through games on the Legend of Learning platform.

About the ESA Foundation
The ESA Foundation harnesses the collective power of the video game industry to create positive social impact in communities across the country. They support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit grantees of all ages, races, and genders.  As part of their mission, they also provide scholarships to the next generation of video game innovators and support schools and charitable organizations that leverage entertainment software and technology to create meaningful opportunities for America’s youth.

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