The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is a national competition open to all Australian students in Years 5-12. It’s quiote open-ended and allows students to use whatever platform they are comfortable with. The main restriction is the need for the game to focus on a STEM theme.
The Challenge is completely free to enter, and represents a great opportunity for upper primary and secondary students to engage in learning about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a fun and challenging way.
The 2015 Challenge will run from 20 April to 21 August – registrations will close 19 June and submissions are due 21 August. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively to design and build an original video game based on STEM concepts or themes. Entries can be from individuals or from teams of up to four.
Entrants have an opportunity to earn recognition and great prizes for themselves and their school or chosen charity. The games will be played by industry professionals as part of the judging and the winners will be recognised at a national level, and by international bodies within the global gaming industry.
The STEM Video Game Challenge is a fabulous way to get kids coding and thinking about STEM topics. There are resource packs available for schools to advertise the event.
For more information see the website.