There are lots of ways to get involved in preparing Australian students for the future.
The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is facilitated by the ACER Foundation, the charitable arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research, a not-for-profit organisation that receives no government funding.
The ACER Foundation has made a commitment to address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups – and to providing the opportunity for enhancing STEM learning for Australian students irrespective of their economic status.
Running a national competition requires resources, money, time and energy. We don’t wish to charge students, we want all students irrespective of their economic status to be able to take part on an equal footing with their peers.
To this end we require financial assistance to help run the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge year on year. Every little bit helps and will be used to:
- Build and maintain the IT infrastructure that supports the mentors, students and volunteer judges.
- Funding PAX tickets given to all the winners and a guardian to attend PAX Aus so they can see their games on the show floor next to the big guys in gaming.
- It provides assistance with the awards ceremony and PAX stand to showcase the winning games.
- It allows us to provide financial support for students from interstate to come to Melbourne to see their game on display at PAX Australia.
- It supports the STEM Video Game exhibition at Museums Victoria and Scienceworks.
- If we manage to raise enough it could help us to assist students to get their game to market and kick-start their career.
By inspiring, empowering and resourcing schools, teachers, parents and students, the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is working to equip the next generation of Australians for the future, preparing them to innovate, create and adapt to a rapidly changing world.
The ACER Foundation is a recognised charitable organisation with a DGR1 status so all donations are tax deductible.
Corporate Sponsorship – A Vision For The Future
At our current rate of growth, by 2020 the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge will engage 4000 Australian students annually with STEM-related learning through game design and development.
Over the next three years, more than 2500 completed games will be submitted for judging, created by participants representing every Australian state and territory.
The role of our partners is pivotal to our immediate and long-term success.
By supporting the ACER Foundation with financial or in-kind support, partners benefit from a more diverse future talent pool with more advanced STEM skill sets.
Benefits of Partnership
As an initiative of the ACER Foundation (a registered charity), all financial contributions to the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge are tax deductible.
Visibility within the education sector – the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is actively engaging teachers, parents and students with print, email and face-to-face communication. As a partner, we invite you to share in this communication and to associate your brand with our positive contribution towards STEM education in Australia.
Associate your organisation or brand with innovation and creativity – help facilitate a new way of learning in Australian schools, and advocate for a secure future for the next generation of Australians.
Opportunities to engage your staff with Australian STEM Video Game Challenge projects and events – help judge games, join us on the stand at PAX, advocate for the initiative at public-facing events, facilitate workshops and mentor students.
Attend the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge Awards Ceremony in Melbourne, meet our winners and present them with their prizes!
To discuss partnership opportunities please contact:
Director, ACER Foundation
Phone (03) 9277 5520