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The Inter-American Development Bank, through the Play Challenge, seeks to identify video games, digital platforms or products, that use gamification to develop, measure, or certify 21st Century Skills.

 - The solution must contribute to the development of the creative and cultural sector: the solution must be an educational video game, platform, and/or digital product.

 - The solution should use gamification for the development, measurement, or certification of 21st Century Skills. For instance, the solution helps develop skills in math, reading, creativity, music, art, digital skills, problem-solving, or empathy. Or the solution helps measure and generate digital badges or certifications of such skills.

 - The solution must be already published and working (it must include where it was published, the number of users, and information that validates its publication or use).

 - The solution must be from any of the 48 IDB member countries.

 - Representatives of the solutions must be over 18 years of age as of July 20, 2020, and residents of one of the 48 IDB member countries.

Representatives of entities located in the 48 IDB member countries can present proposals. These entities include innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, NGOs, companies, academic institutions, research institutions, social companies, public innovation agencies or similar entities with specialization and knowledge in the development of business models in the cultural and creative industries, that aim to find educational solutions and present an educational video game solution, platform solution or digital product solution that uses gamification for the development, measurement or certification of 21st Century Skills.

Latin American talent in video game development has an opportunity to bring the worlds of entertainment, technology, and education closer together, especially with the use of 'Gamification' in many industries. So why shouldn't such a large industry be used to improve the world?

Video games have many qualities, they foster teamwork, problem-solving, curiosity and creativity, digital motor social skills, and, depending on the game genre, also a great deal of knowledge. So, video games can be an opportunity to develop certain key 21st Century Skills.

 - The 15 finalists will be considered by the IDB as a solution within the 21st Century Skills regional project, to be part of the proposals that could be implemented in the region. The IDB will evaluate the capacity of the proposing entities to implement the proposed innovative models. Furthermore, the solutions will be analyzed to obtain evidence of their effectiveness and viability.

 - The 15 finalists, regardless of their financing, can be part of the IDB's network of global innovators working in the region to exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices, and plenty of opportunities to participate in regional networking events.

 - The winning solution will receive $ 10.000 USD.

About the IDB: The Inter-American Development Bank is dedicated to improving lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is the main source of long-term financing for the economic, social and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts advanced research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients in the region.

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group, the leading source of development finance and know-how for improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The purpose of IDB Lab is to drive innovation for inclusion in the region, by mobilizing financing, knowledge, and connections to co-create solutions capable of transforming the lives of vulnerable populations affected by economic, social or environmental factors. Since 1993 IDB Lab has approved more than US$2 billion in projects deployed across 26 LAC countries. As of October 29, 2018, IDB Lab is the new identity of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

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Stages

Welcome to the PLAY Challenge!

From July 21 to August 11 you have the opportunity to present your educational video game solution, platforms, and digital products that use gamification for the development, measurement, or certification of 21st-century skills.

 
Do not forget to carefully review the bases of this call before applying, so that you make sure you meet the participation requirements. Only one application per person will be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the registration form please contact us at: proyectos.colombia@socialab.com
 

We invite you to read the book Video Games: Mote Than Just a Game(English and Spanish) to find our more about the world of video games

                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

1
Application

Ends 11 de Sep, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

The solutions that meet all the participation requirements will be reviewed by a team of evaluators convened by the IDB and Socialab. They will assign a score of 1 to 5 to each solution taking into account the 5 criteria defined in the bases of the call.

The 50 best solutions can go to the next phase of the evaluation.

2
Evaluation Phase 1

Ends 23 de Sep, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

The 50 selected solutions go through a new evaluation filter. In this phase, a group of experts chooses the 15 finalists, according to the 5 criteria defined in the bases of the PLAY Challenge.

3
Evaluation Phase 2

Ends 02 de Oct, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

The 15 finalist solutions participate in the Final Event (broadcast live on the internet). There, a panel of juries defined by the IDB selects the winner of the PLAY Challenge.

4
Pitch Competition

Ends 09 de Oct, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

Stages

Welcome to the PLAY Challenge!

From July 21 to August 11 you have the opportunity to present your educational video game solution, platforms, and digital products that use gamification for the development, measurement, or certification of 21st-century skills.

 
Do not forget to carefully review the bases of this call before applying, so that you make sure you meet the participation requirements. Only one application per person will be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the registration form please contact us at: proyectos.colombia@socialab.com
 

We invite you to read the book Video Games: Mote Than Just a Game(English and Spanish) to find our more about the world of video games

                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

1
Application

Ends 11 de Sep, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

The solutions that meet all the participation requirements will be reviewed by a team of evaluators convened by the IDB and Socialab. They will assign a score of 1 to 5 to each solution taking into account the 5 criteria defined in the bases of the call.

The 50 best solutions can go to the next phase of the evaluation.

2
Evaluation Phase 1

Ends 23 de Sep, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

The 50 selected solutions go through a new evaluation filter. In this phase, a group of experts chooses the 15 finalists, according to the 5 criteria defined in the bases of the PLAY Challenge.

3
Evaluation Phase 2

Ends 02 de Oct, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

The 15 finalist solutions participate in the Final Event (broadcast live on the internet). There, a panel of juries defined by the IDB selects the winner of the PLAY Challenge.

4
Pitch Competition

Ends 09 de Oct, 2020
23:59:59 America/New_York

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