Call for participation: video game app development opportunity for HIV/STD awareness among youth


Sensis, an advertising agency working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), would like to share an exciting opportunity for your students.

Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 make up nearly half of the 19 million new STD diagnoses each year. One in four new HIV infections occur among youth aged 13 to 24 years, and about 1,000 youth are infected with HIV each month. It is CDC's mission to protect the health of the nation through health promotion and prevention of disease. Therefore, CDC is on a mission to develop a way to reach young people about reducing HIV and STD risk.

We are thrilled to introduce the Game On! Challenge, a video game app competition to create the most innovative and original app that provides influential information about HIV/STD prevention topics such as testing, treatment, and condom use.

What's in it for you? Prizes as big as $20,000! In addition to the cash prizes, you are given the opportunity to participate in a national competition and empower young people with learning tools to help fight HIV.

First Place prize: $20,000
Second Place prize: $10,000
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions

The contest opened November 6th, 2013. Registering is easy! Visit for further details. Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @GameOnChallenge using the hashtag #CDCGameOn to stay updated on everything Game On!

We are asking you to pass this information onto any and all individuals who may be interested in this opportunity. We will soon release a date to host a Q & A Webinar where more details will be released. We are excited to hear back from you, and look forward to seeing all the hard work in the creations!

Thank you in advance for your time, and Game On!

Sensis Agency

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Welcome Gameful Monster!

Welcome to Gameful, which we are happy to report is officially a partner with Games for Change!

After you signup, here's what you can do to get started:

  • Explore the groups. Find one that interests you? Join it! Want to invite friends and find new allies? Create your own group.
  • Looking for an opportunity? Looking for collaborators? Check out the classifieds. By the way, here is a Gameful opportunity
  • Check the webinars and learn more about what we love the most
  • Invite friends and group members from Gameful 1.0 to join this shiny new one
  • Make a blog post
  • Friend and talk to the Mayor, or chat with anyone online (lower right)
  • Stay tuned for Gameful challenges, where you can design your own social impact game!
  • Take off your shoes and enjoy :)

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