The SGS&C Challenge

SGS&C contestants are invited to submit their serious game when the submission period opens. This and other important dates are prominently displayed on the SGS&C home page. Contestants must follow the process outlined below and comply with the Rules.  Winners from SimTecT Serious Games Showcase are given automatic entry as a finalist under the international collaboration initiative.

After the submission period closes, the SGS&C Planning Committee conducts a Downselect process where the finalists are selected and notified that they should start making their plans to attend I/ITSEC. The Challenge then enters the evaluation period where an esteemed panel of evaluators determines the winners of the awards in each category.  Middle and high school students from various school systems will play and evaluate select games to collectively select the winner of the Students’ Choice Award.


The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is December 2, 2019 through December 6, 2019, in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center. Finalists will be prominently displayed at the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge area located in the STEM Pavilion. All finalists will be expected to attend the conference to showcase their games to the conference attendees. During this time the attendees will vote on the People’s Choice Award winner.

Please join us for the 2019 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Awards Ceremony on Thursday December 5 at 1:30PM at the Innovation Pavilion (Booth 2288).

Learn more about The Awards and visit The Showcase section to see a listing of past finalists and winner.

Ready to Enter The Challenge?

Go to the How To Enter page to access the Intent to Submit and Submission Forms.

Also check out the FAQs for more information.