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EdSim Challenge

Seeking next-gen educational simulations that strengthen career and technical skills

Department of Education

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $680,000
Type of Challenge: Software and apps
Partner Agencies | Non-federal: Microsoft, Samsung, Oculus, IBM
Submission Start: 11/02/2016 09:00 AM ET
Submission End: 01/17/2017 04:59 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: http://www.edsimchallenge.com

Description

The U.S. Department of Education has launched the EdSim Challenge with a cash prize pool of $680,000 and additional sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and Samsung. The Challenge calls upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century. Successful simulations will pair the engagement of commercial games with rigorous educational content that strengthens academic, technical, and employability skills. Those interested in entering the Challenge should submit their simulation concepts by January 17, 2017. Following close of submissions, a multidisciplinary panel of judges will evaluate the entries and select up to five finalists to advance to the Virtual Accelerator phase. Each finalist will be awarded $50,000 and gain access to expert mentorship as they refine their concept and build a simulation prototype. The Challenge winner(s) will be awarded the remainder of the $680,000 prize money and additional sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and Samsung.

Judging Criteria A complete list of criteria is included in the Federal Register Noticehttps://www.federalregister.gov/d/2016-26262
How to Enter Visit edsimchallenge.com for submission requirements and to enter the challenge.
Prizes EdSim Challenge Prize Pool $680,000 Up to 5 finalists will be awarded $50,000 each and advance to the Virtual Accelerator phase, which will include access to expert mentorship. The Challenge winner(s) will be awarded the remainder of the $680,000 prize money and additional sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and Samsung.

Prizes

Winners
Cash Prize Amount: $680000
Up to five finalists will advance to the Virtual Accelerator phase. Each finalist will be awarded $50,000 and gain access to expert mentorship as they refine their concept and build a simulation prototype. The challenge winner(s) will be awarded the remainder of the $680,000 prize money and additional sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and Samsung.

Rules

For a complete list of Challenge rules and to submit a concept, visit www.edsimchallenge.com.

How To Enter

For a complete list of Challenge rules and to submit a concept, visit www.edsimchallenge.com.