July 9, 2024

Jennifer McNamara

I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) submissions are open! Check out the new SGS&C website and while there visit https://sgschallenge.org/how-to-enter/ for submission details.

The 2024 SGS&C Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2024 SGS&C are open from now through August 23, 2024.

Entrants and visitors to the SGS&C website may notice an updated appearance and layout. Rest assured, you have landed in the home of the annual SGS&C, now in its 19th year. This new website not only refreshes the SGS&C’s appearance and includes more information about the SGS&C than ever before, it also integrates the submission form and brings the ability to save progress and return to update your submission.

Wondering if your game has what it takes to become a finalists in the SGS&C? Interested in checking out the types of games that have been finalists and winners in past years? The website showcases the finalists and winners from all the SGS&C events dating back to the first one in 2006. It includes a search tool to find information about the exemplary serious games that have been featured by SGS&C.

“Our all-volunteer committee are hard at work tracking down and populating 18 years of historical data, so please share your feedback, but be patient. If you are a prior committee member or finalist and would like to provide updated information for the site or see something that needs correction, please just reach out to us at [email protected] or use the contact us feature on the new website,” said SGS&C Director Jenn McNamara, BreakAway Games.

Submit your game

The SGS&C Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming this year’s best-in-class games to participate in the SGS&C event at I/ITSEC, Dec. 2-6 in Orlando, FL. Maybe YOU will have a game selected among the finalists that are vying for the 2024 awards including Best General Audience Game, Best Government Audience Game, Best Student Developed Game, Best XR Game, Best Serious Game Innovation, Students’ Choice, and People’s Choice.

Please note that the schedule adjustment made in 2023 will remain the same for 2024 to ensure earlier notification of finalists. This allows them more time for planning for event participation as well as more time for games to be highlighted leading up to the conference.

Submissions for the SGS&C 2024 opened June 17 and close  August 23. Finalists are selected in mid-September and those chosen will showcase their games at I/ITSEC in Orlando, Dec. 2-6.

SGS&C grew from a Team Orlando initiative spearheaded by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division and sponsored by National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA). SGS&C’s first I/ITSEC was 2006 and it has been a thriving part of the I/ITSEC experience since, bringing first-in- class serious games and novel game design and technology demonstrations to the I/ITSEC community. More information about SGS&C can be found on the SGS&C website (https://sgschallenge.org/.)

Questions about the competition, becoming an evaluator or sponsor, or serving on the committee can be sent to [email protected].


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