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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

HOW DO I ENTER MY GAME IN THE COMPETITION?
Submissions are now closed for the 2017 G4C Awards. All applicants will be notified about the status of their submission in June 2017.

WHAT IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE?
The submission deadline for this year’s G4C Awards was March 24, 2017 and the competition is now closed. Stay up to date on important announcements relating to the Games for Change Festival and Awards by signing up for the G4C newsletter or follow us on social media (Twitter / Facebook).

IS THERE A SUBMISSION FEE?
No fee is required.

CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE GAMES?
Yes, please feel free to submit more than one game.

CAN I SUBMIT TO MULTIPLE AWARD CATEGORIES?
Yes, every game submission will be considered for (1) Best Gameplay Award, (2) Most Innovative Game Award and (3) Game of the Year. You can choose whether to enter you game in either or both of the ‘specialty categories’ - both require supplemental documentation. The ‘specialty categories’ include (1) Most Significant Impact Award and/or (2) Best Learning Game Award.

CAN I RE-SUBMIT A GAME THAT HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE GAMES FOR CHANGE AWARDS?
No. If a title has been submitted to the G4C Game Awards in past years, it cannot be re-submitted to the 2017 competition regardless of updates, expansions or new platforms.

CAN I NOMINATE A GAME FOR THE AWARDS?
No, you cannot directly nominate a game for the awards (all games must be submitted by the game's creators). You can email festival@gamesforchange.org with titles of suggested games.

WHEN WILL THE AWARD FINALISTS BE ANNOUNCED?
Finalists will be notified directly by email and will also be announced in a press release and on the G4C blog in June. Finalists will be invited to exhibit their games in an awards arcade at the annual G4C Festival.

WHEN WILL THE WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
The Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which takes place at the G4C Festival (July 31 - August 1, 2017).

WHAT DOES THE JURY PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
Games will be played by a panel of experts, including leaders in games, learning, social impact, media and technology. The review process will include three rounds of evaluation. G4C will recognize three finalists in each award category from which winners will be determined. Jurors remain anonymous throughout the review process. They will be thanked and recognized in the press release announcing the final nominees at the end of the evaluation process.

IS THE ‘BEST LEARNING GAME’ AWARD LIMITED TO EDUCATIONAL GAMES FOR THE CLASSROOM?
The Best Learning Game category is not limited to educational games designed for the classroom. We have purposefully framed the category as “learning” to be inclusive of all games that meet the category criteria outlined in the Best Learning Game section above. Examples of types of learning include cognitive skills (academic subjects, memory), social/emotional skills (empathy, bullying), physical health (movement, nutrition), and creative well-being.

WHERE CAN I SEE THE PAST WINNERS AND NOMINEES?
Visit the G4C Games Page to see and play the finalists and winning games from past years.

WHERE CAN I DIRECT A QUESTION ABOUT MY SUBMISSION?
festival@gamesforchange.org