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SIA Students Capture Top Honors at 2020 NYC Games for Change

Students from the School of Interactive Arts took top honors at the 2020 NYC Games for Change Student Challenge Competition. The Games for Change Student Challenge is the leading national game design program that combines students’ passion for games with digital learning and civic engagement. Students from across the country and in major metropolitan areas create games that address a theme put forth by the competition.


SIA students won the following categories including the NYC competition's grand prize:


Grand Prize:


MOVE 2 DA GROOVE! - Sarah A

Theme Winners:

Get the Party Started:  IT’S DEBATABLE - Caleb K, Jasmine C, Wancy C

Inclusive Play: Designing Games For All: MOVE 2 DA GROOVE! - Sarah A Finalists: Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond: A HUMAN’S BEST FRIEND - Antonio R DOG WALKER - Mario V, Raminely J, Nate G

Get the Party Started:  DOG PARTY - Oniken P, Aaron V, Emyr W

Inclusive Play: Designing Games For All: FACADE - Nikiforos P, Benjamin T FASTEST FROG IN THE WEST - Kevin W GIVE ME A SIGN - Matthew P


Grand prize winner Sarah A. said, "I found out I won the grand prize while my mom and I were getting some bubble tea (to-go of course!) We celebrated in the middle of the sidewalk and got some looks, but it was an amazing feeling!"


Each year, SIA students submit entries to the contest as part of their professional portfolio development process. An SIA Student has won the grand prize at the NYC G4C competition for the past three years. For more on the impressive achievements of SIA students, click here.




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