Does your child have an interest in video games and would play for hours on end if they could? If so, you and your child should check out the National STEM Video Game Challenge that encourages students to create and submit their own video game they designed for a chance to win a variety of prizes mentioned below. If your child has already attended Classroom Antics’ Video Game Design Camp or will be this summer, they are already off to a great start to enter the competition! If your child has not attended our camp yet, there are still spots left so register now on our website.
Who can enter? Middle and high school students in grades 5 through 12 in the U.S. Students can enter as individuals or in teams (with up to 4 people in a team).
Is there a prize? The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, in addition to game design and educational software. Winners will also be invited to Washington, D.C. at National Geographic for a special event and have their design or game featured on National Geographic Education’s website.
This is the National STEM Video Game Challenge’s fifth competition and it was inspired by President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign to enhance science, technology, engineering, math (S.T.E.M.) skills. In fact, some of the previous winners of the contest have even showed off their games at the White House Science Fair (including last year’s winner!). This contest not only has cool prizes, but is a great way for your child to do what they love and get recognized for their talent!
The contest is made possible by some of their main sponsors such as the National Geographic Society, E-Line Media, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
If your child is interested in this competition, you can enter at the National STEM Video Game Challenge’s website by clicking this link https://portal.stemchallenge.org/.
Good luck and stay tuned for our next blog about last year’s National STEM Video Game Challenge winner!