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    Seeking next-generation educational simulations that strengthen career and technical skills.

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  • Call for Public Feedback
    November 4, 2015
  • Public Feedback Deadline
    December 9, 2015
  • Call For Submissions
    November 2, 2016
  • current stageSubmission Deadline
    January 17, 2017
  • Finalists Announced
    Spring 2017
  • Demo Day
    Summer 2017
  • Winner Announced
    Summer 2017
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About the Challenge

Ready to help build the future of virtual reality, gaming, and ed tech?

The U.S. Department of Education calls for concepts for immersive simulations that transfer academic, technical, and employability skills. Successful simulations will pair the engagement of commercial games with rigorous educational content to prepare students for the 21st century workforce.

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5 finalists receive $50,000

1 grand prize winner receives $430,000

More About Awards

Prizes awarded under this competition will be paid by electronic funds transfer. Winners are responsible for any applicable local, State, and Federal taxes and reporting that may be required under applicable tax laws.


How to Enter

Read Selection Criteria to see the types of solutions ED is seeking.

Read Rules, Terms and Conditions for full eligibility, evaluation criteria, and other requirements.

Submit to the Challenge here.