In addition to the development category for which the game was submitted, all games will be eligible for the Innovation Award. The Innovation Award aims to recognize innovation in serious games. For purposes of the Challenge, innovation is defined as a characteristic or technique that enhances the serious game in a new or different way. The technique can be in terms of hardware integration, instructional design, game design, content topic or a combination thereof.
The Innovation Award will be judged by and is awarded at the sole discretion of the Innovation Committee. Innovation finalists will showcase their game on the I/ITSEC conference exhibit floor. The winner will be announced at the Challenge Award Ceremony.