As part of our strong commitment to creative technology-related educational initiatives in the province, DigiBC is asking for your support through sponsorship of the BC Game Developers Innovation Award, in conjunction with the Science Fair Foundation of BC.
Sponsors will be recognized at regional science fairs across the province and can optionally be involved in judging student projects. The games industry in BC has supported this award each year since it was created in 2018 and we already have sponsors in Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Victoria and Kelowna, but would love to get your involvement to help make this a truly province-wide award!
What You Will Get
Any DigiBC member company who provides $1,000 in sponsorship will receive:
- Their logo listed on www.sciencefairs.ca
- Acknowledgment in promotional materials
- Acknowledgment on the Science Fair Foundation BC website
- Acknowledgment on SFF BC social media channels
In addition, if you would like to be involved in the fair for your region, you can help adjudicate the award, and attend the awards ceremony and help to present the Game Developers Awards. There are also likely to be opportunities for local media coverage. Not to mention the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from helping students participate in science-based learning.
If sponsorship is oversubscribed, the remaining funds will be used for for any of the following:
● Plaques for student winners to commemorate their achievements
● Additional sponsorship to the Science Fair Foundation
● Putting funds aside to support science fairs in future years
The BC Game Developers Innovation Award will be awarded to the student(s) whose project demonstrates creativity and innovation in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or astronomy. The award encourages the participation of women, First Nations, and others traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. Open to students in grades 7 to 12, the award includes the following cash prizes that will be given out at all 12 regional science fairs:
- $50 for a junior project (grades 7-8)
- $100 for an intermediate project (grades 9-10)
- $150 for a senior project (grades 11-12)
If you would like to contribute to this co-sponsored award, please contact:
Sarah Prade, firstname.lastname@example.org
►Mention you are a DigiBC member
►The deadline to confirm a donation is December 15, 2023
►The deadline to pay for your donation is January 31, 2024
The BC Game Developers Innovation Award represents a great opportunity to give back to our local communities, promote STEM education in BC, and generate some positive publicity for BC game developers.
Science fairs are a great way to encourage young people into science, technology, engineering and math-related activities and careers. These fairs offer students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to create original scientific research or innovative projects which are then displayed at various levels of competition. They are offered at school, district, regional, national and international levels. Supported by the Science Fair Foundation BC, 13 regions of the province
hold regional fairs each spring where students are selected for Team BC - to represent their region at the Canada Wide Science Fair later in the year.
In 2018 the inaugural award was sponsored by Blackbird Interactive, East Side Games, Electronic Arts, Finger Food Studios and Klei in the Lower Mainland, Codename Entertainment in Victoria, and Hyper Hippo and Kinematic Soup in Kelowna. We love to find sponsors from as many regions of the province as possible to make this a truly BC-wide award!
The Science Fair Foundation of BC serves to support, organize, stage and fundraise for science fairs in the province. This extends to local, regional, national and international science fairs where students supported by the foundation have consistently produced high standard projects. There are 12 regional fairs in BC that are part of the nearly 100 fairs held every year across Canada, and each one is affiliated with Youth Science Canada.
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