Deadline: October 15, 2014
Open to: developers, technologists and peacebuilders around the world older than 13 years old.
Awards: USD$5,000, mentorship, participation in Build Peace Conference in Cyprus.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, the United Nations Development Programme and Build Up have launched PEACEapp, a global competition to promote digital games and gamified apps as venues for cultural dialogue and conflict management.
The competition is open to three kinds of entries at all stages of development – from prototypes to fully developed:
- digital games & gamified apps developed purposefully for this competition;
- already existing digital games;
- creative re-purposing of existing digital games to meet the aim of PEACEapp.
The competition is open for all developers, technologists and peace-builders around the world who are older than 13 years old.
PEACEapp’s international jury will select five winning entries: three that are fully functioning and two that are in development. The three fully functioning games or apps will receive an award of USD$5,000 each. The two in development will receive mentorship from expert partners. In addition, one member of each award-winning team (completed or in development) will be invited to the Build Peace conference in April 2015 in Cyprus to share their product with conference participants.
To submit a digital game or gamified app, entrants must complete the entry form in English and submit a video walkthrough or presentation of a working game / app, game / app alpha, beta prototype or implementation plan for using an existing game / app by 15 October 2014. Winners will be announced by November 30, 2014.