Miss our deadline? Submit to the National STEM Video Game Challenge by May 1

by Stephanie Lato

Did you miss our April 12th deadline? Don’t worry, there’s still another opportunity for you to submit your game to a national game design competition!

The National STEM Video Game Challenge is open to all students in 5th–12th grade in the United States, and the deadline is May 1st. There is a special prize category this year, the Games for Change Prize.

Games that have already been submitted to the G4C Student Challenge are eligible for the STEM Challenge. In other words, you can submit to both competitions!

For the STEM Challenge, games will be judged on engaging gameplay, their innovative/creative vision, and well-balanced game play. Winners will each receive a cash prize of $1,000, exposure on the STEM Challenge website, mentoring from game industry professionals and access to an online community of peers. Select grand prize winners will be featured at the G4C Festival in July 2017.


  • Student submitters must be in either a U.S. middle school or high school (grades 5-12).
  • Students may enter as individuals or as teams of up to four members.
  • Entries can be created using any game creation platform or as a written game design document.
  • To be considered for the Games for Change Prize, the student must design a game with real-world impact.

The deadline to submit and show off your creative and technical skills is May 1, 2017.  Submissions can be sent through the portal on the STEM Challenge website.

For a full list of rules and information regarding eligibility please visit http://stemchallenge.org/ for more details.  For more information on the Games for Change Prize, visit the G4C prize page.