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10 August 2016

Victorian students in years 6, 8 and 10 the chance to pitch their own game or app to Microsoft, as part of a new coding competition, presented by Microsoft and the Victorian Department of Education, and supported by ACMI.

Web tile for the school app challege

Entries are now open for the Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge, a free Microsoft coding competition that challenges students to solve a real life problem through technology.

Students are asked:

  • What is the problem, issue or challenge you want to take on?
  • How is your game or app going to increase awareness, provide strategies, create empathy or make things better?
  • Who do you want to meet your challenge?
  • Can you pitch your idea?

Driven by the digital education experts at ACMI, Microsoft and the Department, the competition is a new pathway for students to develop coding skills that are increasingly crucial across a range of industries.

Microsoft is providing prizes, including Xbox 0 consoles, and the overall winner will have the opportunity to work with industry developers to further enhance their game or app.

Entries for the Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge close on Friday 14 October 2016.

Winners will showcase their designs during Melbourne International Games Week at the Education in Games Conference on Monday 7 November 2016.

Visit the competition website for details