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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHAT IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE?
The submission deadline for the 2019 G4C Awards is February 15, 2019.

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! Game creators should complete one entry form for each game they want to enter into the awards competition. They can then select which award categories to enter their game into on the submission form. Developers may opt into one or all of the following five categories: (1) Best Gameplay (2) Most Innovative (3) Most Significant Impact (4) Best Learning Game (5) Best XR for Change Experience. College-level students may enter their game projects in the Best Student Game award category, but the game will not be eligible to compete in other award categories. Please note that each category has specific eligibility and submission requirements (see here).

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 2019 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 (June 14-19, 2019).

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 four 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

WHERE HOW CAN I STAY IN THE LOOP ABOUT AWARDS & FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENTS?

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