SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT EXTENDED SUBMISSION PERIOD: All special devices must be received by Friday, September 23, so that they are physically in the test team’s hands for the start of the next business week.
1Read the Rules: Most of the questions that we get every year are clearly answered in the 2016 Official Rules. Please take the time to read all of the Rules and understand what is required of you as a submitter. This would also be a good time to read special guidelines for submissions to the Mobile and Students’ Choice categories.
2Complete the Online Application Form: The Application Form (implemented through the web application SurveyMonkey) is very important. It is your chance to tell us about your game, and it is used in the judging process to better understand what your game is about and for whom it is intended. Refer to the Instructions and the Sample Application Form to gather the required information and develop your answers, and when you are ready, enter everything into the Online Application Form.
3Pay the Entry Fee (Business entries only): All Business Entries must pay an Entry Fee of $250 to National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA). Government and Student entries may submit for free.
4Get the Checklist and Declaration documents: The Checklist contains a list of all the items that make your game submission complete and eligible for the judging process. The Declaration Form is important and releases your game for use in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge. We must have an actual signature on the Declaration Form. A scanned copy of the signed document is acceptable.
5Upload your game and supporting content: A Confirmation email will be sent that includes details on how to upload your submittal package including the game, video, screenshots, high resolution logo and signed Declaration Form to the SGS&C game upload site. Make sure you review the Checklist and submit all required items.
Serious Game Showcase & Challenge Finalists at I/ITSEC
The 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)will be from November 28 through December 1, 2016 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 also vote on the People’s Choice Award winner. Winners for all awards will be announced during the award ceremony on December 1 at 1:00 PM (location TBD.)