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COMPUTER SIMULATIONS SUBMISSIONS OVERVIEW

The computer simulations competition is designed to recognize and reward individuals/teams that have worked hard to produce a computer simulation that provides a visualization of a project, training procedure or demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques . Individuals or teams can enter a computer simulations, using the simulation software of their choice (ie. Solidworks, AutoDesk applications, Adobe Captivate, Unity, Unreal, etc.). Computer simulations will be judged based on all aspects of the visualization of a real world project or procedure.

Project entered into this category can also be submitted into an optional, additional category:

  • Theme Specific -   Projects under the 2023 Sustainability theme

Projects submitted in this competition do not need to reflect the theme, they will just be added into an additional category if they do. If the project does not reflect the theme, it will not affect their ranking in the main competition

Submission Details

  • All individuals or teams must pre-register for this event. Registration opens in February.
  • All submissions must be a computer simulation output to video or interactive application.
  • All submissions will consist of two video submissions
    • 30-seconds to 5 minutes video of the computer simulation
    • Presentation Video explaining their project (see details below)
  • All submissions videos
    • Simulation videos will be submitted via a Youtube video link
    • Videos visibility settings must be set to public for viewing
    • When uploading the Youtube video (under details , tags) you must include the tag #CSGC2023
  • All components of the computer simulation must be created by the design team.
    • Copyrighted images, audio, footage and characters can not be used. (ie. Celebrity photos, movie screen grabs, drawings of copyrighted logos, characters, etc. and so forth).
    • Creative Commons / Licensed external , publicly available , resources, such as free blocks, models and audio can be used.
  • Computer Simulations may be built in any software
    • Software such as Solidworks, AutoDesk applications, Adobe Captivate, Unity, Unreal, etc.
  • All submissions must be appropriate for all viewing ages
    • MUST NOT contain any offensive language, graphic content, and suggestive themes (ex. sex, drugs and alcohol).
  • All animation submissions must be submitted by April 1, 2023

Presentation Video (3 to 5 MINUTE video)

All submissions must include Presentation (Youtube video). The game pitch should include the following information

  • Overview - overview of the the computer simulation
  • Context- who and what is the computer simulation intended to be for and used for
  • Visualization - sample footage of the computer simulation
  • Development Team - who are the people who designed and developed this project
  • Project Summary - Provide a summary of your submission

Presentation video must be submitted via a public Youtube link

  • Videos visibility settings must be set to public for viewing
  • When uploading the Youtube video (under details , tags) you must include the tag #CSGC2023

These videos will be aired throughout the day of competition on the main hall projector and CSGC will also reserve the right to publicly share these videos across our social channels.

Eligibility

The contest is open internationally to the following peer groups:

  • Elementary ** (grades 2nd to 5th)
  • Middle School ** (grades 6th to 8th)
  • High School (grades 9th to 12th)
  • Post Secondary (College or Tech School)
  • Indie Professional / Hobbyist (Adults not participating as a student)

** Participants under the age of 13 require a legal guardian or instructor to register with itch.io and submit on their behalf. When submitting any CSGC competition (jam) entrants are asked to provide the name of submission creator. 

Team Requirements

  • Contest is open to individual or team submission.
  • Teams can consist of two or more individuals. While team sizes can vary we recommend a group of 4 and no teams larger than 8 individuals.
  • A single registration is required per-team (DO NOT send in individual registration for each team member)
  • You must register for each competition separately (eg. one registration for the digital games, a second registration for the digital art)
  • The deadline to register and submit for all competitions is April 1, 2023

Exhibition

Competitors may choose to exhibit their submission in person at CSGC exhibition day on April 15, 2023 at the University of Tulsa.

Those who plan to exhibit at the event, must abide by the following rules:

  • Exhibitor space is granted only to those that properly request it on the submission form.
  • Competitors may set up their displays the morning of exhibition day (April 15) between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Competitors must have their booth ready by 10:00 a.m. for the start of the event
  • Competitors must bring their own equipment for one functional set-up of the game, art or other. This includes any hardware, output devices, cables, mounts, boards, etc.
  • Competitors must have someone at their display at all times
  • Competitors are asked to dismantle starting after 4:00 p.m. and must clear the room of their equipment by 5:00 pm.

Awards and Judging

  1. Judges will review all submissions prior to the day of competition. All submissions must be submitted by April 1, 2023
  2. All awards are at the discretion of our judges, including a decision to not award a prize to any competition/category/ or peer group. The judges’ decisions are final
    • Just because you are the only entry in a competition does not guarantee a win. The quality of work must meet a certain ranking determined by our CSGC Judges.
    • Judges also have the discretion to move an entry to a different competition if they feel it is better suited for that competition. Note that is not done arbitrarily, it usually is to give the competitor a better chance at winning an award. (e.g. You entered the concept art for game assets, but they felt it was more appropriate for the digital art show.
  3. Entries may be disqualified at the discretion of the judges for use of any inappropriate content, themes or failure to meet submission requirements.
  4. Winners will be announced during our awards ceremony held on the at 5:00 pm Saturday April 15, 2023.
    • Awards ceremony will take place virtually and in-person.
    • All winners will be notified via email as to their placement and how to receive their award.

UPDATES AND CHANGES

CSGC representatives reserves the rights to change, modify, and or update the rules, regulations, and guidelines at anytime. These will be subject to change at anytime without notification.

How to Join

To submit to this competition click on the Join Jam button to verify your participation

When ready to submit your project press the Submit your project button to select the itch project you are submitting for the competition.

  • Computer Simulations cannot already have been Fully Published or created before the year 2022.
  • Computer Simulations partially published before 2022 are eligible to participate.

All participants must submit by the deadline of April 1, 2023