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Home Challenge Competition

A competition for young people who want to change the world and believe games are a way to do this During these extraordinary times as we all do our best to stay at home, we have created an exciting new competition for young people to enter called the Game Changers Home Challenge.

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Home Challenge Entry Form

Looking at the Sustainable Development Goals you can create any of the following types of games:

Board Game | Card Game | Video Game

Entries must be submitted by 30th June 2020 in one of the following home categories:

Team Category       Individual category

Prizes will be awarded to the winning game in each category:
1st Prize: Tablet  
Runner Up Prize: A selection of classic board games

Email entries: [email protected]

Find out more about the Game Changers Home Challenge Competition here

Learn more about sustainable development goals

Watch Malala Yousafzai

Watch this fun animation for children where Malala Yousafzai introduces the Sustainable Development Goals.

What human ‘superpower’ will you use to help Ireland achieve these goals?

Watch Emma Watson

Watch this inspiring animation to learn what young change-makers are doing to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

How can you become change-maker in Ireland and help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

A Little Nudge In The right Direction

Take a deep breath, jump in, and show how much you care! 
How will you get creative in Ireland for the Goals?

The Human Beans

A fun animation that explains the Sustainable Development Goals to younger children

Have you played Trocaires Development Education Games?

TRÓCAIRE Game Changers School / Youth Competition

Due to Covid-19 we have replaced the Game Changers Schools/Youth Competition with the Home Challenge Competition.

Check back here for the launch of Game Changers 2021.

Anyone who created a Game for this year’s Schools/Youth Competition can hold onto it for the 2021 competition or enter the Home Challenge Competition.

Closing Date 30th June 2020. 

Find out more about the Game Changers Home Challenge Competition here

Trocaire's annual Game Changers Schools / Youth Competition can be entered in one of the following categories

Senior primary   |   Post Primary   |   Youth Groups

What is Game Changers

Play the video to learn more about how you can enter our annual Game Changers Competition

Download our Game Changers information leaflet and competition entry form

Entry Form and FAQ English  

Entry Form and FAQ Irish

Games submitted must explore one of three themes: Climate Justice, Human Rights or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 


Game Changers 2019

Eduardo from Gort Community School displays his video game from last year’s competition. Photo Credit: Garry Walsh

2019 saw the inaugural year of Trócaire’s Game Changers Competition and saw over 80 games entered in this exciting competition from Primary, Post-Primary and Youth groups. These games explored themes such as human rights, the plight of refugees and the challenges of delivering aid to countries affected by poverty and could be board game, card game or online game format. Judging the games and deciding on the finalists was an extremely tough task for our panel of four expert judges, who were drawn from the Development Education and Humanitarian teams, from the National Youth Council of Ireland, and from the Department of Art and Design in Limerick Institute of Technology. Over the Easter holidays, they assessed each game under the following criteria: understanding, empathy, innovation and effort. 22 games were shortlisted and showcased at the competition final which took place in the Helix, DCU on the 15th May 2019.

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, who won overall prize in Ireland, at the International Educational Games Competition in Denmark. Photo Credit: Trócaire 

These 22 groups of young people, their teachers and Trócaire staff then came together to enjoy a hugely energetic and colourful event. On the day, the judges were wowed by the standard of gameplay on show but the final say on who took home the title went to the entrants themselves. After all entrants voted the winning game was announced as “Hunt for Human Rights”, a fantastic game created by Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan who’s prize was to present their game at the International Educational Games Competition in Denmark.

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