Mentorship and Judging
This year, each team entering the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is required to have a mentor – a nominated adult (18+) that will agree to act as a contact point between the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge and the team, and who can help to keep the team on-track while developing their game.
Team Mentors provide advice, help members of the team learn, and can mediate any tension or issues that might develop as teams progress through the game design process. Teachers and parents make ideal mentors, and are well placed to facilitate the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.
Team Mentors can be highly involved or have limited involvement, depending on the dynamics of the team in question.
Team Mentors register the team on the students’ behalf and provide a reliable point of contact for communications between the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge and the participating students.
Team Mentors can be shared by more than one team, meaning that a single teacher can exist as the mentor for multiple teams of students (i.e. a class).
The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge judging panel is comprised of volunteers from the education, game development and technology sectors.
Each year games are judged in a three-round process, with judging panels being formed on a yearly basis.
If you are interested in assisting/participating as a judge this year, please complete the form in our Volunteer Opportunities section (under ‘Partners and Media in the navigation menu).