Easter activities for teenagers
- Published on Sunday, 06 April 2014 13:00
- Last Updated on 04 April 2014
- Monica Costa
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If you’re looking for Easter activities for teenagers, the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition might be the right activity to engage restless creative teenagers. The competition recently launched and is open for entries until Monday 26 May 2014. It’s open to 11-16 year olds, and asks them to design their own video game, with the winners getting it made for real. With the current focus on getting kids coding, this is a great way to get young people engaged with the skills involved.
There are two categories for the competitions: The Game Concept Award – for which teeangers need to reate a concept for a new video game; and the Game Making Award, to submit a game created using freely available software.
Young people can enter one or both categories, as an individual, as a pair, or as a team of three. Finalists in both categories will attend a special awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Saturday 12 July 2014, and the winners will receive:
- A physical BAFTA Young Game Designers Award;
- Further development of their game with the University of Abertay Dundee;
- An exclusive, unique, studio visit, courtesy of Jagex;
- A copy of all Warner Bros. game releases in 2014 on day of release (subject to age restrictions and Terms & Conditions);
- Exclusive signed artwork from previous Criterion Games releases, courtesy of EA;
- A special PlayStation®First Little Big Planet Education starter kit for the winners’ schools, consisting of two PS3 and three PS Vita consoles with respective Little Big Planet software, presented by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
The competition is supported by a year-round programme of activity, including: a dedicated website where BAFTA members, award winners and nominees share their insights and advice through interviews and exclusive video content; a web series, fronted by internet celebrities The Yogscast, that gives a light-hearted look behind the scenes of the games industry; an online ‘feedback hub’ where young people can submit ideas or questions about their entry, with the chance of gaining a personalised response from a games expert; and live workshops around the country.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums