The Youth Prize aims to engage middle school students (grades 5 through 8) in STEM learning by challenging them to design original video games.  The Challenge will be open to students from any U.S. school with a special emphasis on reaching students in underserved urban and rural communities. The total prize pool will be $50,000.  The winners will receive AMD-based laptops, game design books, and other tools to support their skill development. Cash prizes and educational software will also be awarded to the winning students’ sponsoring organization with additional prize money for underserved communities.
The Developer Prize challenges emerging and experienced...

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