Getting Started


The SGS&C invites serious game entries from government, business / non-profit organizations, and student submitters. To qualify for the challenge, games must be oriented towards educational, training, simulation, defense, medical rehabilitation, or any real-world applicable skill development. Submission details including key dates are available on the SGS&C homepage.

How it Works

Participation & Challenge Expectations

Enter the SGS&C to showcase your serious game that teaches real-world skills. Submissions open from June 17 to August 23.

Submission Guidelines

All entries must adhere to the official SGS&C rules as detailed in the SGS&C Official Rules. Submitters should ensure game representatives will be available and eligible to attend the conference*. Winners from partner showcases like SGSCA at the Australasian Simulation Congress and SGSCE at DSET are automatically granted a finalist entry as part of our international collaboration initiative, but must still complete the submission process and provide the requested game access and supporting materials for evaluation.

*Youth entrants between the ages of 12 and 18, as of the first day of the conference, should see the SGS&C rules for chaperone requirements. International Entrants must additionally adhere to the guidelines provided by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) for attendance and participation at the Conference. See guidelines here:

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Evaluation & Selection Process

After the closure of the submission period, the SGS&C Planning Committee undertakes a downselect process to pick finalists. Those selected will be notified and should prepare to attend the I/ITSEC event. A distinguished panel will evaluate the entries and determine the winners in each category.


Showcase Event: SGS&C takes place during the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference