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2020 International Serious Play Award Programs

International Serious Play Awards honor outstanding commercial and student titles used for education or training. We have three separate award programs:

  • Board Game Learning Games (Professional and Student)
  • Digital Learning Games (Professional)
  • Digital Games Created by Students

Entry categories include: Corporate/Vocational; Healthcare/Medical; Local and State Government/Military; PreK Education; K-12 Education; Higher Education; Museum/Visitor Centers; Other.

Board Game Learning Games Program. Entries in the International Serious Play Awards for Board Games (Professional & Student) are due March 1.
To submit a Board game, click here.

  • Large Studio (25+) / Corporation/ Medical Institution/ Publisher – $350
  • Mid-sized Studio (10+) – $300
  • Museum/Visitor Center/University/Non Profit/NGO – $250
  • Independent Studio (9 or fewer employees) – $200
  • Ed Tech Teacher, Individual – $150
  • College, High School Student – $150

After the deadline, awards can be submitted for another week for the entry fee plus an additional charge of $100

Digital Games Award Program. The deadline for the International Serious Play Awards for Digital Games in the Professional category is February 15.
To submit a Digital game, click here.

  • Museum/University Studio/Non Profit/NGO – $300
  • Independent Studio (9 or fewer employees) – $250
  • Ed Tech Teacher, Individual – $200

After the deadline, awards can be submitted for another week for the entry fee plus an additional charge of $100

The deadline for Student created digital game entries is May 15.  The definition of a student digital game is one that was conceived by students and produced with light guidance by college faculty or high school advisors.  Games produced in a university-affiliated studio for sale to the commercial market must be entered into the Professional category.
To submit a Student Digital game, click here.

  • College Student Entry (student creation; not commercialized) – $100
  • High School Student (or younger) – $75