Opportunities

Here are some contests, grants, and other ways for you to win games and find funding for games. Good luck!
If you know of a contest or grant that you’d like us to post, just shoot me an e-mail.

Holiday Mashup Contest: Win a Free Game!

by Ruth Green-Synowic

What do G.I. Joe and broccoli have in common? Before your mind jumps to the conclusion that this crunchy green vegetable and heroic action figure are just a random, haphazard pairing of things, stop and take a closer look.  You’ll start to discover similarities between the two that you hadn’t thought of: they both wear green; their heads look similar – at least the flocked hair version of Joe does; and, they both ‘stalk’. Even seemingly nonsensical things have the potential to appear reasonable under the right lens.{jcomments on}

Contests for Kids

Here are a couple of fun contests for kids: In this one, teams of kids can win $3,000 for designing an innovative steel structure. For something a little simpler, click here to compete based on your love of orange juice. The second one is open only to Floridians. Whichever one you try, good luck!

Teachers Golden Game Awards 2009

Do you know any educators using games in the classroom? It’s time for the Golden Game Awards again. Submit your nomination for an educator using games to teach in the classroom. The winning educators will be announced at the Games in Education Forum and will win a box of games for their classroom. Sponsored by The Playmakers!

Playthings Grant Program

From Playthings Magazine:www.playthings.com/article/CA6696000.html?nid=3595 Playmobil grant program promotes classroom creativityBy Staff — Playthings, 9/11/2009 1:38:00 AMCRANBURY, N.J.—Playmobil has launched a grant program that will reward teachers’ creativity with cash and free product for their classrooms. Through November 15, the toymaker is encouraging kindergarten through third grade teachers to submit creative lesson plans that use Playmobil toys…

RoseArt Design your Dream Classroom

reposted from Playthings.com magazine…— Playthings, 8/28/2009 11:25:00 AMMONTREAL — MEGA Brands has launched the “RoseArt Design your Dream Classroom” contest, inviting K-8 classrooms across the U.S and Canada to submit their dream classroom designs for a chance to win loads of RoseArt school supplies. “It is really inspiring to see young minds come together, and…

Young Inventor Challenge 2009

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair brings together imagination, play and inventive thinking in their third annual Young Inventor Challenge. Open to anyone less than 19 years old, contestants have their original game (and toy) inventions judged by popular vote at the fair. Not only are there great prizes to be won, but top toy…