Your students love playing video games, and we know games can be an amazing learning tool. But, have your students thought about designing their own learning game before? Now is their chance!
In the Game-Based Learning Design Competition, students from around the world will compete to help design the next great learning games.
About the Competition
Students can work in teams of 1 to 5 people to submit their idea for a game to help teach one of four available topics. The underlying curriculum that the students are required to teach in their game is provided below. Students will not be required to build the game themselves, rather they will prepare an initial game design document on a template provided below.
What is the purpose of the game? Who are the characters? What is the art and music involved? Students will put forth their best ideas and a panel of judges will pick two winners. Those winners will then work with real game developers to discuss their game vision!
Students must coordinate with their teacher in order to participate. Participants should carefully review the rules of the competition in the “Instructions and Design Document” below. Questions regarding the competition can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition will formally open on May 1st, 2020 with the posting of the design document and related curriculum materials.
All participants must have their teacher register their team, using the “Sign Up Now!” button above, before submitting their final submission. Teachers can register multiple teams.
All submissions will be due by 11:59 pm PST on June 15th, 2020. Submissions must be sent to email@example.com and in accordance with all provided competition guidelines. Confirmation of submission will be provided upon receipt via email.
The winners will be announced by July 15th, 2020.
Google Document Format:
The winning teams will be selected by July 15th, 2020. Each submission timely received and not otherwise disqualified will be scored on the following criteria out of a total of 1000 points:
- Creativity of Game Design Concept: 0 to 350 points
- Completeness and Detail of Submission: 0 to 350 points
- Ability to Blend Educational Material into Game Mechanics: 0 to 300 points
Winners will be selected based on the highest team scores. The two highest-scoring teams will each receive a $500 Amazon gift card and a meeting with the Legends of Learning game development team to discuss their game vision and the game development process. The next ten runners up will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card for their team.
Grand Prize Winners:
- Conservation Team (Broward County Public Schools, FL)
- Cap02 (Montgomery County Public Schools, MD)
Runner Up Winners:
- The Champion (Chicago Public Schools, IL)
- Smart Science (Broward County Public Schools, FL)
- Video Game Squad (Loudoun County Public Schools, VA)
- The Adventurers (Polk County Public Schools, FL)
- Netflix & Poptarts (Latin School of Chicago, IL)
- The Program of Pie (Loudoun County Public Schools, VA)
- StARKE MÄdChEn (Lexington City Schools, VA)
- OakleyIndie (Eastmont School District, WA)
- Arc Code (Merrill School District, WI)
- Greenhouzer (Fulton County School System, GA)
- Dynamic (South Suburban Montessori School, OH)
About the Constellation E2 Energy Program
This competition is sponsored by a generous grant from the Constellation E2 Energy Program.
Developing Tomorrow’s Energy Leaders, Today
Through the E2 Energy to EducateSM grant program, Constellation offers students in grades 6-12 and college opportunities to experience problem-solving today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grant funds support projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy.
“Energy innovation and STEM education are at the core of what we do every day. Our E2 program support s th e incredible level of passion and commitment put forth by educators and students alike, and we’re proud to do our part to help develop the energy leaders of tomorrow.”
– Jim McHugh, CEO of Constellation
Questions, comments, or concerns?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org