2017 Awards Submission

This recognition program honors outstanding, single user mobile, browser, PC, virtual reality and tabletop titles used for education or training. Entry categories include Corporations, Healthcare, Government, Education, Museum/Visitor Centers and Other. Games may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Dutch. Other languages on request,

The deadline for the 2017 International Serious Play Awards submissions in the professional category is April 1. The deadline for student entries is May 1. Tabletop entries in the International Serious Play Awards are due May 31.

At this time, we do not have the capability to judge digital multi user games or games requiring high end technology platforms, more than 4 hours to judge adequately, streaming games or games on Kinect. We can judge some digital two-user games; contact us describing your game at info@seriousplayconf.com.

Note: Judge addresses for tabletop will be sent after application and payment are received. If you submit a tabletop game, you will need to send six copies of your entry to judges. This could include international judges if your game is in a language other than English.

For digital games, you will need to provide access to the game for five judges. This access must be available through the date of the conference in July.  If we need to purchase 5 games in order to judge your entry, you will be invoiced for those purchases.

Upon submission, you will be immediately redirected to PayPal for payment of the entry fee, which covers our costs of administration, required for award entry consideration.


At this time, we can only evaluate tabletop games and Digital Games on platforms commonly used in educational environments. We cannot evaluate games on the basis of a video.
(Game play must be able to be evaluated in 2 hours. Instructor-led games must be approved in advance. Contact the conference director: sue@seriousplayconf.com)