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To help schools, parents, and students with engaging learning activities, we’ve created a program full of game-based STEM competitions with great prizes.
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The Game-Based Learning STEM Competitions were made possible through the generosity of the following great partners:
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2023 Spring Game Design Challenge
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The Game-Based Learning Design Competition
May 3rd through June 15th, 2020 – Sponsored by Constellation
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 competed to help design the next great learning games.
Design the Next Great Card-Based Learning Game
June 15th through July 10th, 2020 – Sponsored by Gamewright
Card games can be amazing learning tools and incredibly fun to play with your friends and family.
Ever think you could design your own card game?
The Design the Next Great Card-Based Learning Game competition challenged students to help design the next great card-based learning game.
Healthy Habits Virtual Science Fair
July 6th through September 30th, 2020, – Sponsored by Medifast
Has being at home changed the way you eat? Are you more or less active than usual? Miss playing sports?
Ever think about how your habits influence your health?
In the Healthy Habits Virtual Science Fair, you’ll make a hypothesis about how adopting a healthy habit during COVID can improve your life. Then, you’ll design an experiment and put your hypothesis to the test.
Design Your Own Trivia Game
September 15th through October 30th, 2020 – Sponsored by Calliope Games
Are you a master of facts? Have you ever wanted to beat adults in a trivia game? Trivia games can often be one-sided; how can a kid compete with an adult who has more knowledge?
Calliope Games and Richard Garfield (the inventor of Magic the Gathering) designed Hive Mind, a trivia game that puts all players on equal footing. Can you design the next great trivia game?
In the Design Your Own Trivia Game competition, students competed to design the next great trivia game for kids!
LOCKDOWN!: Creating Community During COVID
November 1st through December 18th, 2020 – Sponsored by The ESA Foundation
Do you love playing video games? Have you been using video games to connect with your friends and family amid physical distancing?
Video games create a sense of community and provide another outlet for ways to stay connected and engaged! ESA Foundation wants to hear from you about your great game idea to keep people connected. In this competition, students competed to design the best video game that promotes storytelling, community, and connection.
Dell Technologies Advancing Sustainability Game Design Challenge
February 1st through April 15th, 2021 – Sponsored by Dell Technologies and Microsoft
With many schools adopting a virtual or hybrid plan this school year, students are missing out on the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM experiences with their friends and classmates. To help fill this void, and encourage learning, computational thinking, and fellowship, Legends of Learning and International Game Developers Association (IGDA) are hosting a Game Design Challenge. This virtual experience will enable K-12 students to learn more about game development and practice critical thinking while expanding their portfolios.
OPTAVIA Healthy Habits Game Design Challenge
November 1st through December 15th, 2021 – Sponsored by OPTAVIA, Gamewright, Ravensburger, and Calliope Games
Physical games, whether card, dice, or board, present great opportunities to connect, compete, and learn from others. In the OPTAVIA Healthy Habits Game Design Challenge, students will engage in a hands-on STEM experience with their friends and classmates. The Challenge will encourage learning, computational thinking, and fellowship, as well as many other 21st-century skills. This virtual experience will enable K-12 students to learn more about game development, healthy habits, and their own creativity!
Spring Video Game Design Challenge
April 4th through May 1st, 2022 – Sponsored by Dell Technologies and Microsoft
Video games are a great learning tool. But, have you ever had the opportunity to learn how to build a video game itself? Now is your chance! The Spring Video Game Design Challenge will be a hands-on STEM experience that students can work on with their friends and classmates. Legends of Learning and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) are hosting this virtual experience that will enable K-12 students to learn more about game development and practice critical thinking while expanding their portfolios.
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