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Trócaire Game Changers

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Trocaire Game Changers 2020

Senior primary   |   Post Primary   |   Youth Groups

Please note:

We accept entries from Early Childhood and Junior Primary level however, at this level Game Changers is not a competition. Our emphasis at this level is on participation and inclusion.

You can read about the 2019 Trócaire Game Changers winners here.

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

Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd April 2020 and the Game Changers Showcase Event will take place on Wed 13th May 2020 at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin​

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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